Colleges and Universities in Austin, Texas with Degree Information

Austin, Texas, boasts 38 colleges and universities within a 25-mile radius. Read about student body size, location, price, and graduation rates of these schools.

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Uncover information about colleges and universities near Austin, TX (proximity to Austin, net price, graduation rate, student population size) based on data provided by the National Center for Education Statistics.

Closest Schools to Austin, TX

Austin, TX hosts several universities and colleges in or near the city's center. One of these universities, The University of Texas at Austin offers degrees up to a doctorate degree. The closest schools to downtown Austin include:

  • The University of Texas at Austin (1.1 miles from downtown)
  • Huston-Tillotson University (1.6 miles from downtown)
  • Saint Edward's University (2.3 miles from downtown)
  • ITT Technical Institute - Austin (4.3 miles from downtown)
  • Austin Community College District (4.8 miles from downtown)

Largest Schools Near Austin, TX

Of the five largest schools near Austin, the largest is a four-year public university. The next is a public community college, with degree offerings up to an associate's degree. The remaining schools on the list, all four-year private institutions, have a considerably smaller student body and a degree range up to a master's degree.

  • The University of Texas at Austin (51,313)
  • Austin Community College District (40,949)
  • Saint Edward's University (4,686 students); (4,686)
  • Concordia University - Texas (2,504 students)
  • Strayer University (1,626)

Schools with Lowest Net Price

The NCES calculates a school's net price by subtracting the average amount of financial aid students receive from the total cost to attend the school. Financial aid may be received from the government or school. The figures below are derived from the NCES and pertain to the net prices paid by full-time undergraduate students during the 2015-2016 school year. Students looking for a school with a lower net cost may want to consider:

  • Austin Community College District(($7,210)
  • Huston-Tillotson University ($17,088)
  • Virginia College - Austin ($18,421)
  • Concordia University - Texas ($20,835)
  • St. Edward's University ($22,699)

Schools with Highest Graduation Rates

The NCES calculates a school's graduation rate by determining the number of full-time undergraduate students who complete their chosen program within 150% of the normal amount of time. The schools with close proximity to Austin, TX, that had the high graduation rate for the 2015-2016 school year include:

  • The University of Texas at Austin (80% graduation rate)
  • Everest Institute - Austin (75% graduation rate)
  • Saint Edward's University (63% graduation rate)
  • Concordia University Texas (42%)
  • ITT Technical Institute (38%0

If you place a premium on graduate rates, student body size, cost, or distance, consider these Austin-based options for higher education.

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