Austin Area Colleges

The Austin Community College District (ACC) is a public community college system serving the Austin metropolitan area and surrounding Central Texas communities. ACC is a nationally recognized college that functions as the primary gateway to higher education and technical training opportunities and with a mission to provide open-door access to an affordable college education for students who want to earn a degree, learn a marketable skill, or advance their careers.

Concordia University Texas is a private, coeducational institution of liberal arts and sciences located in northwest Austin, in the U.S. state of Texas. Concordia University offers undergraduate, graduate, and online degrees as well as an adult degree program for part-time and returning students. Concordia University Texas is affiliated with the Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod (LCMS) and is a member of the Concordia University System, the seven-member association of LCMS colleges and universities. As a Lutheran university, Concordia's stated mission is to develop Christian leaders

Huston–Tillotson University (HTU) is a private historically black university in Austin, Texas. Established in 1875, Huston–Tillotson University was the first institution of higher learning in Austin. The university is affiliated with the United Methodist Church, the United Church of Christ, and the United Negro College Fund. Huston–Tillotson University awards bachelor's degrees in business, education, the humanities, natural sciences, social sciences, science, and technology and a master's degree in educational leadership. Huston–Tillotson University also offers alternative teacher certification and academic programs for undergraduates interested in pursuing post-graduate degrees in law and medicine.

St. Edward's University is a private, Catholic university in Austin, Texas. It was founded in 1885 and operated in the Holy Cross tradition. St. Edward’s is a nationally ranked, Holy Cross university that educates the hearts and minds of undergraduate and graduate students, so they are prepared to make a difference.

The University of Texas at Austin, founded in 1883, ranks among the 40 best universities in the world. It supports some 51,000 diverse students with top national programs across 18 colleges and schools. And as Texas’ leading research university, UT attracts more than $650 million annually for discovery.