fees for full-time students for the year 2016–
2017 is $39,060.
Texas State University – San Marcos
601 University Drive, San Marcos 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; 2008
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 98 bachelor’s, 90 master’s,
and 12 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
University of Texas at Austin
1 University Station, Austin, 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. Annual
tuition and fees were $9,798 for in-state under-graduate 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
second in NCAA all-time victories.
TRADE & TECHNICAL
Whether you’re looking for a better paying
job, or are interested in options beyond four-year colleges, there’s no question that more
education is a good thing – and that translates
into a better economic, financial and professional future. According to the Prospering
Together report from the Business Roundtable,
85 percent of all new jobs require some level
of postsecondary education. The report also
found that 80 percent of the fastest-growing
occupations require higher-level preparation
– especially IT and other technical fields.
Austin is committed to supporting a strong,
educated workforce, and has the education
system to do just that with more than 100
trade and technical schools, not to mention a
host of acclaimed two-and four-year schools
(see Higher Education in this section for more
details), to help students and professionals
navigate the challenges of college and career.
The following is a listing of Austin’s major
trade and technical schools, including contact
information and programs offered.
The Art Institute of Austin
101 W. Louis Henna Blvd.
Suite 100, Austin 78728
The Art Institute of Austin, a branch of the
Art Institute of Houston, is a design, media
arts, fashion, and culinary post-secondary
school that offers a range of bachelor’s and
associate’s degree programs in Advertising
Design, Culinary Arts, Digital Media
Production, Interactive Media Design,
Fashion Design, Graphic Design, Interactive
Media Design, Interior Design, Media Arts &
Animation, Restaurant & Catering Management, and Video Production, among other
creative fields. The Art Institute also offers
certificates in Animation, Art of Cooking,
Video Technology, and Web Design.
Austin Cosmetology Institute
2521 Rutland Drive
Suite 500, Austin 78758
512-217-5404 or 512-903-3533
The Austin Cosmetology Institute offers
quality, hands-on career training in the
cosmetology and beauty industry, with a
comprehensive program that includes hair
cutting, styling and coloring; basic shampoo
technique; scalp treatments; all aspects of skin
and nail care; and assisting cosmetologists.
Texas State University – San Marcos
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