Colleges and universities in Texas offer two and/or four-year degrees in career fields and subjects like biology, chemistry, elementary education, cultural studies, education leadership, business administration, employment law, environmental engineering, mathematics and history. Bordered by Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Arkansas, the “Lone Star State” is known for rodeos, barbeque, tourism, oil, cattle farming, natural gas, mining and rugged terrain. Temperatures in Texas can reach extreme levels during summer months.
Public and private accredited postsecondary schools in Texas include:
Texas is the 28th state, having been admitted to the statehood on December 29, 1845. Austin is the capital city of Texas, a state that bears the nickname “Lone Star State.” The state flower is the Blue Bonnet. Famous Texans who were either born or lived in the state and/or who attended accredited colleges and universities in Texas include President Dwight Eisenhower; President Lyndon Johnson; dancer, Alvin Ailey; country singer, Gene Autry; actress, Joan Crawford; actor, Larry Hagman; businessman, Howard Hughes; news journalist, Dan Rather; professional athlete, Babe Ruth Didrikson; musician, Buddy Holly and boxer, Jack Johnson.
For-profit colleges and universities in Texas also offer two and/or four-year degrees. Many of these postsecondary schools focus on distance learning classes and include:
In addition to exploring the Texas Hill Country, visiting amusement parks in cities like San Antonio, Dallas and Fort Worth, college and university students can relax from coursework by visiting Texas beaches, particularly those in Galveston, places like the Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge, Armand Bayou Nature Center, Forbidden Gardens, Institute of Texas Cultures, Sea World, Six Flags and the Space Center in Houston. University and college students can also go fishing, camping or explore the state’s old Western landmarks. Collegiate and professional sports teams also offer athletic competitions that students can attend. Some popular collegiate and professional athletic squads in Texas are:
Petroleum, energy and travel are three major industries several employers operate businesses in throughout Texas. These and other top employers in the state that may higher college and university students after they complete their undergraduate and/or graduate degrees at areas schools include:
In Texas, many employers partner with the state’s accredited colleges and universities to offer career and job fairs to undergraduate and graduate college students. At these job and career fairs employers may meet with university and college students, interview them briefly to learn about their career aspirations and goals and inform students on where to send their resumes at companies where they work so their educational and working histories can be reviewed further. College and university students who participate in internships and work/study programs and who major and/or minor in fields that complement Texas’ industries may position themselves to get employed before or soon after they graduate with a degree. Types of fields Texas college students may consider majoring in include chemical engineering, history, tourism, farming management, medicine, nursing, education, business management, journalism, creative arts or chemistry.