Service to Students

From the plains of West Texas to the pine forests of East Texas, the Panhandle to the southernmost edge of the Hill Country, independent colleges and universities in Texas offer students:

  • Diverse campus settings 
  • More than 100 disciplines and subspecialties 
  • Traditions dating back more than 150 years 
  • Flexible admissions policies 
  • An emphasis on the individual student 
  • A strong sense of community 
  • Student bodies from fewer than 100 to more than 14,000 
  • Integration of values and academics 
  • Opportunities for involvement in athletics, cultural activities, student government, community service, study abroad, and more 
  • Small classes taught by regular faculty 
  • A wide variety of institutional missions

See our Publications page for more about our sector's service to students.