List of colleges and universities in Houston
The following is a list of colleges and universities in Houston, located within the city limits.
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.
|University of Houston
4800 Calhoun Rd
|1927||40,747||667||55.9%||$589.8 million||$127.5 million||Research
No. 189 (Tier 1)
|University of Houston–Clear Lake
2700 Bay Area Blvd
|1971||8,153||524||N/A||$22.6 million||$2.2 million||Master's (Large)||Regional Universities,
|University of Houston–Downtown
1 Main St
|1974||13,916||20||90.3%||$34.7 million||$1.5 million||Baccalaureate–
|Texas Southern University
3100 Cleburne St
|1927||9,646||150||87.3%||$48.7 million ||N/A||Doctoral/
Colleges in or nearby Houston
Other Community Colleges around Houston
- Alvin Community College
- Blinn College
- College of the Mainland
- Lee College
- Wharton County Junior College
- Strayer University, established in 1892, is a private college offering associate's, bachelor's and master's degree programs. There are 3 campuses in the Houston area offering both on campus and online class options. 
- Houston Graduate School of Theology
- North American University, established in 2007, is a private college offering bachelor's degree programs in three disciplines: computer science, business administration and education.
- Rice University, established in 1912, is a private Tier One research university located at 6100 Main, Houston, Texas. Rice enrolled 3,001 undergraduate, 897 post-graduate, and 1,247 doctoral students and awarded 1,448 degrees in 2007. The university is organized into eight schools offering 40 undergraduate degree programs, 51 masters programs, and 29 doctoral programs.
- The College of Biblical Studies, 7000 Regency Square Blvd., Houston, Texas, is a Bible college that is non-denominational. It is dual-accredited by SACS-COC and ABHE and was founded in 1976 by Rev. Ernest L. Mays. The school continues to strive to equip African American and other ethnic minority pastors to serve the church and the world through both English- and Spanish-language undergraduate degree offerings.
- Houston Baptist University, 7502 Fondren Road, Houston, Texas, offers more than 50 undergraduate majors. Pre-professional programs range from Biblical languages to nursing.
- University of St. Thomas, located at 3800 Montrose, Houston, Texas, is a comprehensive Catholic university, grounded in the liberal arts. Founded by 1947 by Basilian Fathers, it serves as the only Catholic university in the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston.
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 was ranked 48th among the nation's "Best Law Schools" by 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.
- Institute of Biosciences and Technology
- Prairie View A&M University College of Nursing
- Texas Southern University School of Pharmacy and Health Science
- Texas Woman's University Health Science Center Houston
- University of Houston College of Optometry
- University of Houston College of Pharmacy
- The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
- MD Anderson Cancer Center
- Baylor College of Medicine
- Memorial Hermann Clinical Innovation and Research Institute (CIRI)
- The Methodist Hospital Research Institute
- Texas Children's Hospital
- Christian College of America
- Gulf Coast Bible College (moved to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in 1985)
- South Texas Junior College
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-  Carnegie Foundation University Classification | accessdate = 2011-02-06
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- North American College
- Rice University
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- "Degree Programs". College of Biblical Studies. Retrieved 2015-10-05.
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- HBU - Visit HBU
- Contact UST
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