Galveston Island is home to the University of Texas Medical Branch, Texas A&M University at Galveston and Galveston College. The Island’s student population is growing, and we welcome them as a part of our community. Students will find the Island accommodating, easy to navigate, and friendly.
CollegeTown Galveston Your Higher Education Destination
CollegeTown Galveston promotes and supports the efforts of higher education in the Galveston region. These institutions include College of the Mainland, Galveston College, Texas A&M University at Galveston, University of Texas Medical Branch, and the University of Houston-Clear Lake. CollegeTown Galveston provides prospective students and their families community resources on where to live, learn, dine, shop, and play on Galveston Island.
On Galveston Island, you can either live downtown in the historic district right next to your favorite restaurants, bars, and shopping spots, or you can enjoy the salt air and sounds of waves crashing in the coastal cottages and beach houses located throughout the island – all with immediate access to each college.
Are you planning a campus tour or visiting for parents’ weekend? Check out these hotels and other lodging opportunities available.
Galveston Island offers public transportation via Island Transit and the historic trolley system.
We also have chamber members who offer transportation service to and from Galveston Island.
Galveston offers a dynamic mix of employers actively seeking talented interns. Here you can find an internship, job opportunities, and browse resources.