Corpus Christi, Texas (TX) Colleges and Universities

There are around four traditional colleges and universities within a 50-mile radius around Corpus Christi. Read about the schools with the largest populations, highest graduation rates, and lowest net prices to find the school for you.

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Many of the postsecondary schools located in Corpus Christi are either vocational training centers or other specialty institutions. To help aspiring students identify which traditional college represents the best fit, we look at schools in several categories using information from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).

Closest Schools to Corpus Christi, Texas

The closest schools to Corpus Christi tend to be 2-year (or less) schools. There are only two schools within 50 miles of Corpus Christi that offer graduate degree programs.

  • Del Mar College (1.9 miles from downtown)
  • Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi (6.9 miles from downtown)
  • Texas A & M University-Kingsville (34.4 miles from downtown)
  • Coastal Bend College (47.1 miles from downtown)

Largest Schools Near Corpus Christi, Texas

A lot of the schools around Corpus Christi have fewer than 500 students; however there are some larger schools available. Most of the larger institutions are 2-year or 4-year public schools.

  • Texas A & M University-Kingsville (13,246 students)
  • Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi (11,256 students)
  • Del Mar College (10,439 students)
  • Coastal Bend College (3,759 students)

Lowest Net Price

The NCES calculates a school's net price by subtracting the average amount of institutional and government financial aid from the total attendance costs, which include tuition, fees, books, room and board for the full-time undergraduate. Net costs for schools in the Corpus Christi area ranged from over $5,000 to around $28,000 during the 2014-2015 academic year.

  • Del Mar College ($5,229)
  • Coastal Bend College ($7,445)
  • Texas A & M University-Kingsville ($12,078)
  • Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi ($12,235)

Highest Graduation Rates

The overall graduation rate reported by the NCES is the percentage of first-time full-time students who completed their certificate or degree programs in 150% of 'normal' time (three years for an associate's degree, for instance). Corpus Christi schools have relatively low graduation rates, with most being less than 50% for 2015.

  • Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi (37% graduation rate)
  • Texas A & M University-Kingsville (33% graduation rate)
  • Coastal Bend College (24% graduation rate)
  • Del Mar College (7% graduation rate)

There are four traditional institutions near Corpus Christi, TX, that offer some variety for students comparing location, school size, estimated costs, and undergraduate graduation rates.

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