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.