Austin College
Austin College
Our Lady of the Lake University
Our Lady of the Lake University
 Schreiner University
Schreiner University
Texas Wesleyan University
Texas Wesleyan University
Trinity University
Trinity University
University of the Incarnate Word
University of the Incarnate Word
Texas Lutheran University
Texas Lutheran University
Howard Payne University
Howard Payne University
Southwestern Assemblies of God University
Southwestern Assemblies of God University
Southwestern Assemblies of God University
University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
St. Mary's University
St. Mary's University
Dallas Baptist University
Dallas Baptist University

Welcome to Independent Colleges and Universities of Texas, Inc. 


Special Note: Harvey HELP Campaign

ICUT has entered into a multi-sector relief efforted in order to aid students affected by Hurricane Harvey. Harvey HELP (Higher Education Learning Pathways): Relief to Higher Ed Students Affected by Hurricane Harvey is intended to provide emergency financial support to Texas students impacted by this catastrophic event. Backed by a GoFundMe campaign, Harvey HELP is a centralized relief response raising funds to support emergency student aid programs at colleges, universities, and community foundations. 

For more information or to make a donation, please visit the Harvey HELP GoFundMe campaign page


Independent Colleges and Universities of Texas, Inc. (ICUT), a nonprofit association, is the voice for Texas' fully accredited private colleges and universities. For over 50 years, it has fulfilled its mission of helping policymakers recognize the importance and value of the independent sector of higher education by successfully articulating the sector's needs and aspirations.

ICUT supports Texas independent nonprofit colleges and universities by strengthening member institutions through advocacy, policy research and collaboration.

Specifically, our programs help our member institutions:

  • advance educational opportunities for students,
  • address financial needs of families,
  • promote economic opportunities for communities,
  • foster relationships with businesses, and
  • inform and advise policymakers.

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