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.