Texas Colleges and Universities

Don't mess with Texas -- unless you want a top-notch education in a diverse state that offers rich culture, cuisine, gulf fishing expeditions, and professional sporting events. Texas is the largest state in the continental United States, and everything is done on a grand scale. Houston, gateway to the Gulf of Mexico, is the state's largest city, offering residents access to boating, fishing, hiking, camping, and biking and, at the same time, providing a sizzling night scene with clubs, restaurants, and professional sports activities.

The motto that everything is bigger in Texas certainly applies to its college and university systems. Austin, the state capital, has its world-renowned Sixth Street of nightclubs, offering nonstop musical entertainment from country to hard rock and jazz. The University of Texas main campus, also located in Austin, is one of more than 200 public and private universities and colleges across the vast Lone Star state. Other campuses reside in Arlington, Brownsville, Dallas, Edinburg, El Paso, Odessa, San Antonio, and Tyler. Other major Texas colleges and universities include Baylor University, the Texas A&M University System, and Texas Tech.

Total Number of Texas Schools: 480

# of Public Schools: 119
# of Private Schools: 361



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