Central Texas colleges and universities

Austin Community College



Tuition and fees, per credit hour: $85/$287 (2014–15) in/out of district



Fall 2013 enrollment: 41,627 credit students; ACC also enrolls 15,000 noncredit students each year



Percent/number of students accepted each year: ACC has an open-door admissions policy, meaning everyone who meets eligibility criteria is encouraged to enroll.



Top intended majors, fall 2012: General studies, nursing, business administration, general studies in science, engineering



Time required to complete degrees/certificates: Less than one year to two years



Prerequisites needed: Certain majors require completion of prerequisites. Visit www.austincc.edu/info for program choices and more information.



11 campuses throughout Central Texas



www.austincc.edu. Twitter: @accdistrict



Baylor Executive MBA and Executive Healthcare MBA



Tuition: $16,800/semester ($84,000 total) plus a $2,000 seat deposit (for 2014–16 Executive MBA Program); $17,400/semester ($87,000 total) plus a $2,000 seat deposit (for 2014–16 Executive MBA–Healthcare Program)



2013–15 enrollment: 20 (executive MBA)



Number of students accepted each year: No more than 30 students for each cohort (Executive MBA), no more than 15 students (Executive MBA–Healthcare)



Length of program: 21 months for both programs



Prerequisites needed: None (Executive MBA), experience in health care industry (Executive MBA–Healthcare)



3107 Oak Creek Drive, Ste. 240, Austin



www.baylor.edu/austinemba. Twitter: @baylor_business



Concordia University Texas



Undergraduate tuition per semester: $13,200 (2014–15), $14,655 (2014–15 nursing school)



Fall 2013 enrollment: 2,565



Most popular programs: Business administration, nursing, pre-nursing, education, kinesiology



Length of programs: Four years



Prerequisites needed: SAT/ACT for undergraduates, no GRE required for graduate programs



11400 Concordia University Drive, Austin



https://discover.concordia.edu. Twitter: @concordiatx



Texas State Technical College at East Williamson County Higher Education Center



Tuition per credit hour: Texas residents— $82 (academic courses), $97 (technical courses), $254 (nonresidents)



Percent accepted: TSTC has open enrollment—all students who meet admissions requirements are accepted. Some technical programs have additional requirements.



Length of programs: One, two and four years, depending on program (upper-level courses for bachelor's degrees now available)



Prerequisites needed: TSI must be complete, unless waived or exempt. TSI is the Texas Success Initiative, a state-legislated program that is designed to improve a student's success in college. 1600 Innovation Blvd. (CR 108), Hutto



Temple College at East Williamson County Higher Education Center



Tuition per credit hour: $88 (in district), $154 (out of district), $330 (out of state or foreign)



Percent accepted: Temple College has open enrollment—all students who meet admissions requirements are accepted. Some technical programs have additional requirements.



Length of programs: One, two and four years, depending on program (upper-level courses for bachelor's degrees now available)



Prerequisites needed: TSI must be complete, unless waived or exempt.



TSI is the Texas Success Initiative, a state-legislated program that is designed to improve a student's success in college.



1600 Innovation Blvd. (CR 108), Hutto



Texas A&M Central Texas at East Williamson County Higher Education Center



Tuition per course (three credit hours): $719–$735 (undergraduate) $780–$798 (graduate)



Courses offered: Business, including marketing and management (undergraduate), history and math (graduate)



Length of programs: Minimum of 120 credit hours (undergraduate), minimum of 36 credit hours (graduate)



Prerequisites needed: TSI must be complete. TSI is the Texas Success Initiative, a state-legislated program that is designed to improve a student's success in college. Students also must have at least 30 college credit hours and a 2.0 GPA.



1600 Innovation Blvd. (CR 108), Hutto



www.tamuct.edu/ewchec. Twitter: @tamuct



Huston-Tillotson University



Annual tuition: $11,460 (2014–15)



2013–14 enrollment: 973



Percent of students accepted each year: 54 percent



Most popular programs: business administration, kinesiology, criminal justice



Length of programs: 120 credit hours minimum



Prerequisites needed for automatic admission: SAT—900, ACT—20



900 Chicon St., Austin. www.htu.edu. Twitter: @hustontillotson



Southwestern University



Annual tuition: $36,120 (2014–15)



2013–14 enrollment: 1,536



Percent of students accepted each year: 52 percent



Most popular programs: Biology, business, communication studies, political science, psychology



Length of programs: 127 credit hours minimum



Prerequisites needed: Average SAT score—1165



1001 E. University Ave., Georgetown



www.southwestern.edu. Twitter: @southwesternu



St. Edward's University



Annual tuition: $36,150 (2014–15)



Fall 2013 enrollment: 4,861



Number of students accepted: 2,901 (Fall 2013)



Most popular majors: Psychology, biology, business administration, global studies



Length of programs: Four years



Minimum prerequisites: SAT—higher than 500 on each section, ACT—higher than 21



Average scores: SAT—1123, ACT composite—24



South Austin campus: 3001 S. Congress Ave., Austin



North Austin campus: 9420 Research Blvd., Echelon III, Ste. 200, Austin



www.stedwards.edu Twitter: @stedwardsu



Texas A&M Health Science Center



Tuition: $12,780/$29,532 annual resident/nonresident (M.D. program), $300/$2,472 per credit hour part-time resident/nonresident (nursing bachelor's program)



Fall 2013 enrollment: 150 students (medicine M.D. program), 20 students (nursing bachelor's degree program)



Percent of students accepted: 7.66 percent (M.D. program), 20.59 percent (nursing bachelor's degree program; includes College Station applications)



Most popular programs: College of Medicine M.D. program, College of Nursing second-degree program



Length of programs: Four years (M.D. program), 15 months (nursing bachelor's degree program)



Prerequisites needed/admission criteria considered: Passage of MCAT and 47 semester hours in various core curriculum (medicine M.D. program): HESI Admissions Assessment Exam, Nursing CAS Application and 58 semester hours in core curricula (nursing bachelor's degree program)



3950 N. A.W. Grimes Blvd., Ste. S211A, Round Rock. www.tamhsc.edu. Twitter: @tamhsc



Texas State University



Tuition and fees: $705.68 per semester hour (2013–14)



Fall 2012 enrollment: 35,568



Percent of students accepted, fall 2012: 57.6 percent



Most popular programs: Curriculum and instruction, health and human performance, journalism and mass communication, psychology, art and design, nursing (Round Rock)



Length of programs: Four years



Prerequisites needed: SAT—1270, ACT—29



601 University Drive, San Marcos; 1555 University Blvd., Round Rock www.txstate.edu. Twitter: @txst



The University of Texas at Austin



Annual undergraduate in-state tuition: $9,798 (2013–14)



Fall 2012 undergraduate enrollment: 39,979 students



Percent of first-time freshmen accepted, fall 2013: 40 percent



Most popular programs: Communication/journalism, social sciences, engineering, business/marketing, and biological/life sciences



Length of programs: Four years



2400 Inner Campus Drive, Austin



www.utexas.edu. Twitter: @utaustin



This guide represents a selection of not-for-profit higher education institutions in the area. It is not meant to be comprehensive.