Higher Education Focus

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Every year, as a part of its Higher Education Focus, Community Impact Newspaper compiles a list of information on the major higher education campuses in the southeast Texas region. The list includes both community colleges and four-year institutions and provides graduation rates along with transfer rates when applicable. Tuition rates provide the cost for one academic year of enrollment. Housing costs are included as well for the campuses that offer it.

Baylor College of Medicine

One Baylor Plaza, Houston

713-798-4951 www.bcm.edu

Tuition: $6,550 (in-state), $19,650 (out-of-state)

Enrollment: 1,525

Students with financial aid: 74 percent (based on 2012)

Degrees offered: Master’s, doctorate

Most popular majors: Medical programs

Test averages: 11.5 MCAT

Graduation rate: 99 percent

Blinn College–Brenham

902 College Ave., Brenham

979-830-4000 www.blinn.edu/brenham

Tuition: $1,230 (in-district), $1,935 (out-of-district), $3,060 (out-of-state)

Enrollment: 2,175

Students with financial aid: 62 percent

Degrees offered: Certificates, associate

Most popular majors: Biology/Biological Sciences

Test averages: Open enrollment

Graduation rate: 39.4 percent (six year)

Transfer rate: 49.4 percent

On-campus housing: $1,000-$1,300

Houston Community College Northwest

1550 Foxlake Drive, Houston

713-718-5757 northwest.hccs.edu

Tuition: $1,014 (in-district), $2,094 (out-of-district), $2,341.50 (out-of-state)

Enrollment: 4,193

Students with financial aid: 36.7 percent receive Pell Grants (all 22 campuses)

Degrees offered: Certificates, associate

Most popular majors: Biology, business technology (all 22 campuses)

Test averages: Open enrollment

Graduation rate: 34.4 percent (six year, all 22 campuses)

Transfer rate: 33.4 percent (Northwest campus)

Lone Star College–Cy Fair

9191 Barker Cypress Road, Cypress

281-290-3200 www.lonestar.edu/cyfair

Tuition: $1,296

Enrollment: 17,606

Students with financial aid: 62 percent of financial need met (all seven campuses)

Degrees offered: Certificates, associate

Most popular majors: Liberal arts, health professions, business

Test averages: Open enrollment

Graduation rate: 19.1 percent (two year)

Transfer rate: 29.8 percent

Prairie View Texas A&M

FM 1098 and University Drive, Prairie View

936-261-3311 www.pvamu.edu

Tuition: $6,900

Enrollment: 8,336

Students with financial aid: 65 percent (loans/jobs) 35 percent, (scholarships/grants)

Degrees offered: Bachelor’s, master’s, doctorate

Most popular majors: Health professions and related programs

Test averages: SAT Math 390–480; SAT Reading 370–450; ACT Math 16–20; ACT English 13–19

Graduation rate: 11.6 percent (four year)

Transfer rate: 59 percent

New programs: N/A

On-campus housing: $7,431 per year

Rice University

6100 Main St., Houston

713-348-0000 www.rice.edu

Tuition: $38,260 per semester

Enrollment: 6,082

Students with financial aid: 89 percent (scholarships/grants), 11 percent (loans/jobs)

Degrees offered: Bachelor’s, master’s, doctorate-research, doctorate-professional

Most popular majors: Engineering, social sciences, biology

Test averages: SAT Math 700-780; SAT Reading 660–750; ACT Math 30–34; ACT English 30–34

Graduation rate: 93 percent (six year)

Transfer rate: 6 percent

New programs: Ph.D. programs in systems, synthetic and physical biology

On-campus housing: $8,800 per year

Sam Houston State University

1806 Ave. J, Huntsville

936-294-1111 www.shsu.edu

Tuition: $8,120

Enrollment: 18,461

Students with financial aid: 80 percent (full-time beginning undergraduate students)

Degrees offered: Bachelor’s, master’s, doctorate-research

Most popular majors: Business, management, marketing

Test averages: SAT Math 460–560; SAT Reading 440–540; ACT Math 18–24; ACT English 17–23

Graduation rate: 31.3 percent (four year)

Transfer rate: 62.5 percent

New programs: Victim service management-MS

On-campus housing: $8,324 per year

Texas A&M University

College Station

1-979-845-5851 www.tamu.edu

Tuition: $8,480

Enrollment: 50,227

Students with financial aid: 71 percent

Degrees offered: Bachelor’s, master’s doctorate-research, doctorate-professional

Most popular majors: Business, management, marketing

Test averages: SAT Math 570–670; SAT Reading 530–650; ACT Math 24–29; ACT English 23–30

Graduation rate: 52.4 percent (four year)

Transfer rate: 78 percent

New programs: Bachelor’s degree in visualization

On-campus housing: $8,400

Texas Southern University

3100 Cleburne Street, Houston

713-313-7011 www.tsu.edu

Tuition: $7,646 in-state, $16,946 out of state

Enrollment: 9,646

Students with financial aid: 96 percent (full-time beginning undergraduate students)

Degrees offered: Certificate, bachelor’s, master’s, doctorate

Most popular majors: Business, management, marketing

Test averages: SAT Math 380–470; SAT Reading 370–450; ACT Math 15-18; ACT English 13-18

Graduation rate: 14.1 percent (six year)

Transfer rate: 15.2 percent

On-campus housing: $466 (dorms per month)–$780 (campus apartments per month)

University of St. Thomas

3800 Montrose Blvd., Houston

713-522-7911 www.stthom.edu

Tuition: $14,120 per 15 semester hours

Enrollment: 3,711

Students with financial aid: 92 percent of first-time freshmen receive scholarships or financial aid

Degrees: Diploma, bachelor’s, master’s, doctorate

Most popular majors: International studies, business administration, accounting

Test averages: 1133 average SAT score (critical reading and math)

Graduation rate: 48 percent (six year)

Transfer rate: 40 percent of the entering class for academic year 2012-13 are first-time transfer students

New programs: Majors in computer science, applied mathematics and economics

On-campus housing: $2,500 (double room per semester)–$3,825 (single room per semester)

Belhaven University–West Houston Campus (Adult Studies)

15115 Park Row, Houston

281-579-9977 www.houston.belhaven.edu

Tuition: $3,690 per semester

Enrollment: 3,700 (main Jackson, MS campus)

Students with financial aid: 90 percent

Degrees: Certificates, associate, bachelor’s, master’s

Most popular majors: Social services, business and health administration

Test averages: Average SAT 1120, average ACT 24 (main campus)

Graduation rate: 34 percent (four-year at main campus)

Transfer rate: 30 percent of the population at the main campus are transfer students

Lone Star College–Cypress Center

19710 Clay Road, Katy

832-782-5000 www.lonestar.edu/cypresscenter.htm

The satellite center is expected to open in fall 2013 and will offer a 13,500-square-foot workforce lab area, 14 classrooms, eight computer labs, two training rooms, one biology lab, one craft lab and a student services area.

Degrees: Certificates, associate

New programs: Academic transfer and transitional education courses, engineering design graphics, engineering technology, Geographic Information Systems, machining and welding

University of Houston-Downtown

Tuition: $5,022

Enrollment: 13,916

Students with financial aid: 88 percent

Degrees: Bachelor’s and master’s

Most popular majors: Business, law enforcement, liberal arts, psychology

Test averages: SAT Critical Reading 370–470, SAT Math 410–500, SAT Writing 370–460

Graduation Rates: 15 percent

Transfer Rate: 62 percent

New Programs: Bachelor of Science in geoscience, master’s in nonprofit management

University of Houston—Main

4800 Calhoun Road, Houston

713-743-2255 www.uh.edu

Tuition: $9,311

Enrollment: 40,747

Students with financial aid: 76 percent

Degrees offered: Bachelor’s, master’s, doctorate

Most popular majors: Business, management, marketing

Test averages: SAT Math 520–630, SAT Reading 480–590, ACT Math 22–27, ACT English 20–26

Graduation rate: 53.6 percent (six year)

Transfer rate: 35.1 percent

New programs: Two new dual-degree programs to earn a bachelor’s degree from UH and a Doctor of Medicine from University of Texas partner branches in seven years instead of the usual eight required for becoming a doctor.

On-campus housing: $2,186–$5,710 (dorms per semester), $540–$1,060 (campus apartments per month)

University of Houston–Cinco Ranch

4242 S. Mason Road, Katy

832-842-2800 www.cincoranch.uh.edu

Degrees: Certificates, bachelor’s, master’s, doctorate

UH-Cinco Ranch is a teaching center that facilitates courses offered at the University of Houston, UH-Clear Lake and UH-Victoria, depending on the degree sought. The application process, registration, advising and financial aid are processed through the host university.

University of Houston–Sugar Land

14000 University Blvd., Sugar Land

281-275-3300 www.sugarland.uh.edu

Degrees: Certificates, bachelor’s, master’s, doctorate

UH-Sugar Land is a teaching center that facilitates courses offered at the University of Houston, UH-Clear Lake and UH-Victoria, depending on the degree sought. The application process, registration, advising and financial aid are all determined based on the host university.

University of Houston–Clear Lake

2700 Bay Area Blvd., Houston

281-283-7600 www.uhcl.edu

Tuition: $6,514

Enrollment: 8,153

Students with financial aid: 39.3 percent (with Pell Grants)

Degrees: Certificates, associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s

Most popular majors: Business, management and marketing

Test averages: 1050 SAT, 23 ACT

Graduation rate: 88.9 percent (four-year full-time)

Transfer rate: 69.4 percent (graduates completing 30 or more credit hours at two-year colleges)

University of Houston–Victoria

3007 N. Ben Wilson, Victoria

361-570-4848 www.uhv.edu

Tuition: $6,116

Enrollment: 4,335

Students with financial aid: 44.5 percent (with Pell Grants)

Degrees: Certificates, associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s

Most popular majors: Multi/ interdisciplinary studies

Test averages: 860 SAT, 18 ACT

Transfer rate: 67.3 percent (graduates completing 30 or more credit hours at two-year colleges)

On-campus housing: $1,900- $3,000

Lone Star College–University Park

832-813-6500 www.lonestar.edu/university-center

The LSC-University Centers at LSC–Montgomery and LSC–University Park offer junior, senior and graduate-level classes through partnerships with outside universities.

Tuition: $1,296

Enrollment: 11,712 (Montgomery), 5,125 (University Park)

Students with financial aid: 62 percent (all seven campuses)

Degrees: Certificates, bachelor’s, master’s

Most popular majors: Liberal arts, health professions, business

Test Averages: Open enrollment

New Programs: Criminal justice master’s degree (at LSC–Montgomery via SHSU), family & consumer science bachelor’s degree (at LSC–Montgomery via SHSU)

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