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List of colleges and universities in Houston


List of colleges and universities in Houston

The following is a list of colleges and universities in Houston, located within the city limits.


  • State universities 1
  • Community colleges 2
  • Private universities 3
  • Law schools 4
  • Health institutions 5
  • Former institutions 6
  • See also 7
  • References 8

State universities

Four separate and distinct state universities are located in Houston.

The University of Houston is the flagship institution of the University of Houston System. The University of Houston–Clear Lake and the University of Houston–Downtown are stand-alone universities; they are not branch campuses of the University of Houston.

Admission into each institution is separate, and each institution has distinct admission criteria and requirements.

Institution Founded Enrollment
(Fall 2012)
(Fall 2012)
(FY 2011)
U.S. News
University of Houston
4800 Calhoun Rd
1927 40,747 667 55.9% $589.8 million[3] $127.5 million[3] Research
(Very High)
National Universities,
No. 189 (Tier 1)[4]
University of Houston–Clear Lake
2700 Bay Area Blvd
1971 8,153 524 N/A $22.6 million[5] $2.2 million[5] Master's (Large) Regional Universities,
Tier 2[6]
University of Houston–Downtown
1 Main St
1974 13,916 20 90.3% $34.7 million[7] $1.5 million[7] Baccalaureate–
Regional Colleges,
Tier 2[8]
Texas Southern University
3100 Cleburne St
1927 9,646 150 87.3% $35.4 million[9] N/A Doctoral/
National Universities,
Tier 2[9]

Community colleges

Private universities

Rice University



Law schools

University of Houston Law Center


The University of Houston Law Center is one of two top-tier public law schools in Texas, and is the only top-tier law school in Houston. It ranks 48th among the nation's "Best Law Schools" in U.S. News & World Report. The law school is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools. Founded in 1947, the Law Center is one of 12 academic colleges of the University of Houston. The law school's facilities are located on the university's 667-acre campus in southeast Houston.


Health institutions

Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) is ranked among the top Schools of medicine in the United States.



Former institutions

See also


  1. ^ "Online Institutional Resumes". Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. Retrieved 2013-08-05. 
  2. ^ [2] Carnegie Foundation University Classification | accessdate = 2011-02-06
  3. ^ a b "University of Houston Progress Card" (PDF). University of Houston System. Retrieved 2011-11-18. 
  4. ^ "2013 Best Colleges: University of Houston". U.S. News & World Report. Retrieved September 11, 2013. 
  5. ^ a b "University of Houston–Clear Lake Progress Card" (PDF). University of Houston System. Retrieved 2011-11-18. 
  6. ^ "2013 Best Colleges: University of Houston–Clear Lake". U.S. News & World Report. Retrieved September 11, 2013. 
  7. ^ a b "University of Houston–Downtown Progress Card" (PDF). University of Houston System. Retrieved 2011-11-18. 
  8. ^ "2013 Best Colleges: University of Houston–Downtown". U.S. News & World Report. Retrieved September 11, 2013. 
  9. ^ a b "2013 Best Colleges: Texas Southern University". U.S. News & World Report. Retrieved September 11, 2013. 
  10. ^ Rice University
  11. ^ "Rice University - Best Colleges - Education - US News and World Report". Retrieved 2008-12-24. 
  12. ^ "Majors and Programs of Study". Rice University. Retrieved 2008-11-22. 
  13. ^ "Information for Graduate Students" (PDF). Rice University. Retrieved 2008-11-22. 
  14. ^ "Rice Facts - Academic Schools". Rice University. Retrieved 2008-11-22. 
  15. ^ North American College
  16. ^ HBU - Visit HBU
  17. ^ Contact UST
  18. ^ "Degree Programs". College of Biblical Studies. Retrieved 2015-10-05. 
  19. ^ Contact CBS
  20. ^
  21. ^ 15261_Meth_TMHRI_PROD.indd
  22. ^ a b Moore, Louis. "Ecumenism the byword on high-rise college campus." Houston Chronicle. Saturday August 31, 1985. Religion 1. Retrieved on September 25, 2011.
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