Best Colleges in Austin

Keep Austin Weird

Only the Musically Inclined, Foodies of the world need apply

College-life, finger-licking cuisines, hike-and-bike trails, and live music cause many people to flock to Austin and never leave. The 11th most populous city in the U.S. and the 4th most populous city in the state of Texas is home to 15 private 4-year institutions. With 39 schools in all, nearly 45% of Austinites have a bachelor's degree or higher. Companies like IBM Corp, AT&T, Seton Family of Hospitals, and Luminex are settled in the area making Austin a promising city for technology, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology students.

Ranked No. 1 on Forbes' 2014 ranking of the fastest-growing cities in the U.S, relocating seems like a no brainer. Its 3,000+ local eats, swimming holes, music festivals –including the SXSW and the Austin City Limits Music Festival— and of course, good ole American football keep the college students applying. With more than 250 live music venues, you can expect to hear music everywhere in Austin – from the grocery stores to the city council meetings. Austin also has some really unique tourist attractions such as their Cathedral of Junk and Baylor Street Art Wall. Pack a bag and a big appetite, and get ready for some fun in the LoneStar State.

*National Center for Education Statistics *forbes.com *www.austintexas.org/visit/music-scene/ *U.S. Census *www.taglineguru.com

Best Four Year Universities in Austin

Rank School Name Location Description   Rating
1 The University of Texas at Austin Austin, TX

The University of Texas at Austin offers 371 Degree programs. It's a large public university in a large city. In 2015, 16,205 students graduated with students earning 10,022 Bachelor's degrees, 3,383 Master's degrees, 1,451 Doctoral degrees, and 1,349 Certificates degrees.

Based on 100 Reviews
2 Saint Edward's University Austin, TX

Saint Edward's University offers 142 Degree programs. It's a medium sized private university in a large city. In 2015, 1,242 students graduated with students earning 925 Bachelor's degrees, 314 Master's degrees, and 3 Certificates degrees.

Based on 8 Reviews
3 Southwestern University Georgetown, TX

Southwestern University offers 78 Degree programs. It's a small private university in a large suburb. In 2015, 347 students graduated with students earning 347 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 12 Reviews
4 Concordia University-Texas Austin, TX

Concordia University-Texas offers 26 Degree programs. It's a small private university in a large city. In 2015, 790 students graduated with students earning 499 Master's degrees, 290 Bachelor's degrees, and 1 Associate's degree.

5 Huston-Tillotson University Austin, TX

Huston-Tillotson University offers 42 Degree programs. It's a very small private university in a large city. In 2015, 218 students graduated with students earning 169 Bachelor's degrees, 32 Certificates degrees, 17 Associate's degrees.

6 The Art Institute of Austin Austin, TX

The Art Institute of Austin offers 24 Degree programs. It's a very small private university in a small city. In 2015, 261 students graduated with students earning 218 Bachelor's degrees, 40 Associate's degrees, and 3 Certificates degrees.

7 ITT Technical Institute-Austin Austin, TX

ITT Technical Institute-Austin offers 12 Degree programs. It's a very small private university in a large city. In 2015, 116 students graduated with students earning 106 Associate's degrees, and 10 Bachelor's degrees.

8 South University, Austin Austin, TX

South University, Austin offers 19 Degree programs. It's a very small private university in a outlying rural. In 2015, 51 students graduated with students earning 21 Associate's degrees, 21 Bachelor's degrees, and 9 Master's degrees.

9 National American University-Austin Austin, TX

National American University-Austin offers 23 Degree programs. It's a very small private university in a large city. In 2015, 28 students graduated with students earning 17 Associate's degrees, 9 Bachelor's degrees, and 2 Certificates degrees.

10 Texas Health and Science University Austin, TX

Texas Health and Science University offers 6 Degree programs. It's a very small private university in a large city. In 2015, 120 students graduated with students earning 68 Master's degrees, 52 Bachelor's degrees.

Best Community Colleges in Austin

Rank School Name Location Description   Rating
1 Riverland Community College Austin, MN

Riverland Community College offers 97 Degree programs. It's a small public college in a far away town. In 2015, 1,001 students graduated with students earning 565 Certificates degrees, and 436 Associate's degrees.

2 Austin Community College District Austin, TX

Austin Community College District offers 180 Degree programs. It's a very large public college in a large city. In 2015, 3,164 students graduated with students earning 2,293 Associate's degrees, and 871 Certificates degrees.

3 Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Austin Austin, TX

Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Austin offers 4 Degree programs. It's a small private college in a large city. In 2015, 201 students graduated with students earning 135 Associate's degrees, and 66 Certificates degrees.

4 The College of Health Care Professions-Austin Austin, TX

The College of Health Care Professions-Austin offers 10 Degree programs. It's a very small private college in a large city. In 2015, 197 students graduated with students earning 197 Certificates degrees.

5 Southwest Institute of Technology Austin, TX

Southwest Institute of Technology offers 0 Degree programs. It's a very small private college in a large city.

6 Allied Health Careers Austin, TX

Allied Health Careers offers 0 Degree programs. It's a very small private college in a large city.

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School Logo School Name Average tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
The University of Texas at Austin The University of Texas at Austin Austin, TX
3/5
18 : 1 50,950
Saint Edward's University Saint Edward's University Austin, TX
5/5
17 : 1 4,620
Southwestern University Southwestern University Georgetown, TX
5/5
12 : 1 1,515
Concordia University-Texas Concordia University-Texas Austin, TX
5/5
20 : 1 2,559
Huston-Tillotson University Huston-Tillotson University Austin, TX
3/5
16 : 1 1,023
Riverland Community College Riverland Community College Austin, MN
2/5
35 : 1 3,068
University Logo Austin Community College District Austin, TX
3/5
45 : 1 41,574
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Austin Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Austin Austin, TX
3/5
31 : 1 604
University Logo CyberTex Institute of Technology Austin, TX 7 : 1 139
The Art Institute of Austin The Art Institute of Austin Austin, TX
4/5
24 : 1 1,044
Avenue Five Institute Avenue Five Institute Austin, TX 16 : 1 203
Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts-Austin Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts-Austin Austin, TX 22 : 1 304
The College of Health Care Professions-Austin The College of Health Care Professions-Austin Austin, TX 21 : 1 301
University Logo Regency Beauty Institute-Round Rock Round Rock, TX 27 : 1 81
University Logo Paul Mitchell the School-Austin Austin, TX 20 : 1 180
University Logo Baldwin Beauty School-North Austin Austin, TX 11 : 1 42
University Logo Regency Beauty Institute-Austin Austin, TX 23 : 1 67
University Logo The Recording Conservatory of Austin Austin, TX 15 : 1 30
ITT Technical Institute-Austin ITT Technical Institute-Austin Austin, TX
4/5
21 : 1 396
University Logo Baldwin Beauty School-South Austin Austin, TX 9 : 1 43
Southern Careers Institute-Austin Southern Careers Institute-Austin Austin, TX 56 : 1 386
University Logo Central Texas Beauty College-Round Rock Round Rock, TX 19 : 1 114
South University, Austin South University, Austin Austin, TX
4/5
17 : 1 336
Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary Austin, TX 8 : 1 159
University Logo Gemini School of Visual Arts & Communication Cedar Park, TX 8 : 1 24

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