List of Colleges & Universities in East Texas


Eastern Texas attracts college students with its beautiful weather, tourist attractions and diverse universities. Students enjoy warm temperatures throughout the year whether they live in Corpus Christi or Houston. Outside of the classroom, students find concerts and amusement parks in major cities like San Antonio and Austin. As students have flocked to east Texas, the region's universities and colleges have grown to accommodate a variety of student interests.

St. Mary's University

  • St. Mary's University in San Antonio, Texas features bachelor's degrees in biophysics, exercise science and theology. Graduate students can complete advanced degrees in computer science and public administration at St. Mary's University. The Financial Aid office features applications and deadlines for aid options like the Trustees' Scholarship and the Greeley Scholarship. St. Mary's University allows students to stay in 11 residence halls near the Louis J. Blume Library and the University Ministry. The Bill Greeley Arena hosts basketball games and intramural sports in the fall and spring semesters.

    St. Mary's University
    One Camino Santa Maria
    San Antonio, TX 78228

University of Houston

  • The University of Houston educates undergraduates and graduates from four Houston area campuses. The school's 109 undergraduate programs cover academic fields such as biology, entrepreneurship and sociology. Graduate degree options include political science, optometry and network communications. The University of Houston features six libraries including the M.D. Anderson Library used for general computing and studying needs. Students choose between myriad apartment complexes near campus and eight on-campus residence halls and apartments. This east Texas university keeps students busy in their free time with organizations like the Cougar Water Polo team and the Dance Marathon club.

    University of Houston
    4800 Calhoun Road
    Houston, TX 77004

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

  • Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi houses students in 17 residence halls and apartment buildings along Corpus Christi Bay. Undergraduate students choose from four-year programs such as athletic training, nursing and military science. The Graduate School at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi confers advanced degrees in fields such as accounting and marine biology. The Mary and Jeff Bell Library carries journals, newspapers and academic texts needed to complete student projects. Students can add activities to their resume and have fun by participating in organizations like the Island Ambassadors and SCUBA Club.

    Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
    6300 Ocean Drive
    Corpus Christi, TX 78412

Austin College

  • Austin College in Sherman, Texas offers six housing options to students including the Jordan Family Language House. Students at Austin College pursue bachelor's degrees in fields such as Chinese, international economics and religious studies. The Abell Library Center houses computer stations, reading material and tutors for students completing homework. Austin College helps students stay in shape despite their stressful daily schedules with fitness classes at the Robert T. Mason Complex. Student-run organizations like the Canterbury Society and the Lacrosse Club provide opportunities for fun outside of the classroom.

    Austin College
    900 N. Grand Ave.
    Sherman, TX 75090


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