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Texas A&M University Galveston Campus

Texas A&M University at Galveston

Texas A&M University at Galveston is an ocean-oriented branch campus of Texas A&M University which educates nearly 2,300 undergraduate and graduate students in a unique blend of marine and maritime programs, including majors in science, business, engineering, liberal arts, and transportation. It is driving the development of the blue economy in the Gulf Coast Region, and it is a critical contributor to Texas A&M’s sea-grant portion of Texas A&M’s rare land, sea-, and space-grant mission, with nearly $10 million in research expenditures.

Texas A&M-Galveston is also home to the Texas A&M Maritime Academy, one of seven in the U.S. and the only academy integrated into a Tier 1 academic institution. The Maritime Academy trains over 400 cadets annually for maritime service and employment around the world. Texas A&M-Galveston is ideally located in Galveston, Texas on the Gulf Coast, where is it surrounded by the industry, environment, and programs essential to fulfilling its special-purpose mission. Aggies are known for their deep commitment to the success of each other and their strong desire to serve.

University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (UTMB). Established as the state’s first medical school in 1891, UTMB has trained more health care professionals than any other Texas academic health center. UTMB is continually expanding enrollment in its schools of Medicine, Nursing, Health Professions and Graduate Biomedical Sciences.

To accommodate growth and help address critical health care workforce shortages in Texas and beyond, UTMB opened its new, state-of-the-art Health Education Center in 2019. The $90.4 million facility supports interprofessional education to ensure graduates are well-prepared to work as part of a health care team, and it features advanced simulation technology to help students hone their skills in a low-risk, high-realism environment. The Health Education Center is one of only a handful of simulation centers in the state and the campus’s latest investment in its education mission.

Through innovative curricula, hands-on learning and an emphasis on working together as an interprofessional team, UTMB is training the health care leaders of tomorrow and advancing the institution’s mission—to improve health for the people of Texas and around the world—over the next 125 years and beyond. For more information, visit www.utmb.edu.

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Galveston College

For more than 50 years, Galveston College has served the citizens of Galveston Island and the surrounding region with high-quality academic transfer, workforce, and continuing education programs and courses.

With two locations that serve approximately 2,400 enrolled students each semester in credit programs and nearly 1,500 individuals annually in continuing education activities, Galveston College offers two-year associate degrees, technical and professional certificates, and customized training for business and industry. The college recently added its first bachelor of applied science degree in healthcare management and has plans to offer additional bachelor’s degrees in the future. New student housing opportunities include the Abe and Annie Seibel Foundation Student Residences, which are designed to resemble the historical architecture of Galveston. For more information, visit the Galveston College website at gc.edu.

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College of the Mainland

Conveniently located in the heart of Texas City, College of the Mainland (COM) offers caring instructors, affordable tuition and limitless opportunities for students wanting to further their educational pursuits or enter the workforce. With small classes taught by experienced faculty, COM helps students focus on a meaningful path that works for their individual needs.

Whether you’re looking to transfer to a university or prepare for a new career or trade, COM provides innovative and dynamic learning options to meet the unique needs of every student, and all core classes transfer.

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University of Houston Clear Lake

As a student-centered, community-minded, and partnership-oriented university, University of Houston-Clear Lake continues to increase its regional university rankings and serve as a destination for lifelong learning, economic growth, and global impact. Located in southeast Houston on a beautiful 524-acre campus, UHCL serves more than 9,100 freshman, transfer, and graduate students. UHCL offers more than 90 undergraduate and graduate degree programs and three doctoral programs from its four colleges, with instructional sites in Pearland and the Texas Medical Center. More than 71,000 alumni are leaders in their fields and include CEOs, scientists, artists, astronauts, and more. 

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