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Exhibit 56

Gulf Coast Region, Higher Education Campuses

In Walker County Sam Houston State University – a public university – is the only campus.

Montgomery County has the Lone Star College System – a public community college.

Waller County has Prairie View A&M University– a public university.

In Harris County, there are Texas Southern University; Texas Women’s University Houston Center; the University of Houston; Sam Houston State University; and Prairie View A&M University – all public universities.

Harris County also has several public community/technical colleges – Houston Community College System; Lee College; Lone Star College Campuses; and San Jacinto Colleges.

Harris County is also home to the three independent universities in the Gulf Coast region, which are: Houston Baptist University, Rice University; and the University of St. Thomas.

In addition, Harris County has the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston; the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center; the Baylor College of Medicine; the University of Houston’s Clear Lake and Downtown locations; and the Prairie View A&M College of Nursing-Houston Center – all university system centers or teaching centers.

Fort Bend County has two community colleges – Houston Community College and Wharton County Junior College.

Wharton County and Matagorda County both have Wharton County Junior College campuses.

Brazoria County has Alvin Community College and Brazosport College; both community colleges.

Galveston County’s community colleges are College of the Mainland and Galveston College. The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, (a university teaching center) and Texas A&M University at Galveston round out the list of higher education institutions in the region.

For more information on this exhibit, please contact the Comptroller’s Research and Analysis Division at 512-463-4900 or at P.O. Box 13528, Austin, Texas 78711-3528.

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