Located in the south-central part of the United States, Texas is commonly referred to as the ‘Lone Star State’. It is the second most populous and the second largest state in the country. Texas is bordered by Oklahoma to the north, Arkansas to the northeast, Louisiana to the east, and New Mexico to the west. To the south, Texas shares an international border with Mexico.
The total population of Texas is 26,448,193 (2013 U.S. Bureau estimates). Austin is the state capital, while Houston is the largest city. Other major cities in the state include San Antonio, Dallas, Fort Worth, and El Paso.
With a large population, abundant resources, world-class cities, and a strong economy, Texas is a popular destination and major commercial hub. The state leads the nation in petroleum deposits, natural gas production, cotton growing, and livestock production.
TheTexas Higher Education Coordinating Board coordinates the effective delivery of higher education, provides leadership the higher education system, and administers programs to improve higher education in the state.
Below are some of the popular colleges in the state. You can also use our college finder search tool to find the right college for you based on your preferred area of study.
For a full list of accredited colleges and universities in Texas, contact the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.
|College||Popular Majors||Type of Institution||Enrollment|
|Trinity University||Economics,English,Political Science||Private||>10,000||Request Info|
|Sam Houston State University||Business,Psychology,Social Sciences||Public||>10,000||Request Info|
|Dallas Baptist Univesity||Business,Computer/Information Sciences,Education||Private||>10,000||Request Info|
|University of Texas – Pan American||Business,Education,Interdisciplinary Studies||Public||>10,000||Request Info|
|Abilene Christian University||Business,Communications/ Journalism,Education||Private||>10,000||Request Info|
|Blinn College||Biological/Life Sciences,Business,Health||Public||>10,000||Request Info|
|St. Edward’s University||Business,Communications/ Journalism,Health||Private||>10,000||Request Info|
|University of Texas at El Paso||Biology,Business,Interdisciplinary Studies||Public||>10,000||Request Info|
|Midwestern State University||Economics,Environmental Studies,International Studies||Public||>10,000||Request Info|
|University of Texas at San Antonio||Business,Education,Health||Public||>10,000||Request Info|