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The Houston region's education system is first-rate. From "pre-K to grey," learning opportunities in the region offer every subject specialization across all learning levels. Houston's education highlights include:

  • More than 60 colleges, universities and other degree-granting institutions, including Rice University, University of St. Thomas, and the University of Houston
  • 100 trade, vocational and business schools
  • 66 public school districts across the region
  • 47 independent charter schools
  • 224 private and parochial schools
  • The Houston region is the academic center of the Southwest. Total enrollment for Houston’s colleges and universities is approximately 360,000 students.
The region’s commitment to education is exemplary. Several schools offer specialized programs designed to give students individual attention and mentoring. The Houston Community College System offers summer initiatives designed to better prepare high school students for the rigors of college life. The region’s universities offer degree programs in everything from aerospace sciences to zoology.

In addition, several Houston institutions including the Glassell School of Art at the Houston Museum of Fine Arts, offers educational programs designed to help adults increase their knowledge and skills.

The Houston region knows that education is the building block for future success. Houston is dedicated to providing the next generation’s leaders with the tools for success to help the entire region grow and prosper in the decades to come.

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The Houston area is known for its graduate programs in the legal and professional environment. These include the University of Houston Law School, South Texas College of Law, Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Management at Rice University, and many others. Most notable, however, are the health science programs that surround the Texas Medical Center, which include Baylor College of Medicine, The University of Texas Health Science Center, The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, The Methodist Hospital Research Institute, The Texas A&M University Institute of Biosciences and Technology, and many others.

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