Enrollment was about 4,483. The
school’s full-time ( 12-18 credit hours) flat
rate per semester for undergraduate
tuition was $26,084.
1001 E. University Avenue
Georgetown, TX 78626
Located just 28 miles north of Austin in
Georgetown, Southwestern University
was the first institution of higher learning
in Texas, chartered by the Republic of
Texas in 1840. Affiliated with the United
Methodist church, Southwestern is an
independent four-year undergraduate
national liberal arts college whose mission is to “foster a liberal arts community
whose values and actions encourage
contributions toward the well-being of
Southwestern was also the second university in Texas to sign the Talloires
Declaration, a green and sustainable
practice initiative that includes a green
residence hall, computer-based effluent
water irrigation systems, alternative
transportation programs, use of sustain-able/recycled products, low/no maintenance building finishes and products,
low-volume shower heads, and LEED
certification on new construction projects.
The school is known for its solid liberal
arts curriculum, including the Brown
College of Arts and Sciences and the
Sarofim School of Fine Arts. The university
also has pre-professional programs in
engineering, medicine, law, business,
education and theology.
Degrees offered include a bachelor of
arts, bachelor of science, bachelor of
music, and bachelor of fine arts; no
graduate degrees or programs are
offered. Enrollment was 1, 270, and
annual tuition and fees for full-time students was $33,440.
Texas State University – San Marcos
601 University Drive
San Marcos, TX 78666
Texas State University is located in San
Marcos - a scenic Hill Country community
about halfway between Austin and San
Antonio on the San Marcos River. Formerly
known as Southwest Texas State University,
the school was founded in 1899 as
Southwest Texas Normal College, in
response to the state’s need for trained public
school teachers. The school changed its
name to Texas State University – San Marcos
in 2003 and is the fifth-largest public university in Texas with more than 32,000 students
(including about 4, 300 graduate students).
Texas State is also an NCAA Division I
university (Division I-AA in football; 2005
Southland Conference champions) that
supports 7 men’s and 9 women’s sports.
The school has also been a regular on U.S.
News & World Report’s “America’s Best
Colleges” list for the last several years.
The school offers 110 bachelor’s, 88
master’s, and eight doctoral degree
programs in seven colleges, including
applied arts, business administration, education, fine arts and communication, health
professions, liberal arts, science, University
College (general studies), and the Graduate
College. Full-time ( 12 hours), in-state, undergraduate tuition was $6,030.
University of Texas at Austin
1 University Station
Austin, TX 78712
Founded in 1883, the University of Texas at
Austin (UT Austin) is the largest component
of The University of Texas System – a conglomerate of 15 academic and health institutions – and the largest institution of higher
education in the Austin area. With more
than 51,000 students (including 11,000
graduate students), and over 24,000 faculty and staff members, UT is one of the
largest public universities in the U.S.
UT Austin offers more than 170 fields of
study and 100 majors across undergraduate and graduate programs in 17
colleges and schools, awarding more
than 12,000 degrees each year –
including more than 8,700 bachelor’s
degree and 3,500-plus graduate
degrees. Enrollment was 50, 164, and
annual tuition and fees were $9,794
for in-state undergraduate students.
Besides top-notch research facilities,
including the fifth-largest academic library
in the country, UT Austin is also famous for
Longhorns’ sports and is a member of
both the NCAA and the Big 12
Conference. In football, UT’s a winner of
four national titles (1963, 1969, 1970
and 2005) and ranks third in NCAA all-time victories.
| Cont’d on page 90