Universities & Colleges

Galveston County has 11,931 people employed at Colleges and Universities, 6-times the national average!

University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

  • With over 11,000 employees, UTMB is the Oldest Medical School in the state of Texas.
  • Houses the Academic Health Center
  • Schools of:
    • Medicine
    • Nursing
    • Health Professions
    • Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
  • Galveston National Laboratory
    • High security National Biocontainment Laboratory
    • Biosafety level 4 research laboratories
    • One of only 2 such facilities in the USA and the largest one in the world located on an academic campus
    • Research to defend against a bioterrorism attack
  • Research Facilities:
    • Institute for Human Infections and Immunity
    • Institute for the Medical Humanities
    • Sealy Center for Molecular Medicine
    • Sealy Center for Structural Biology
    • Center for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases
    • Center for Addiction Research
    • Educational Cancer Center
    • Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Women’s Health
    • Institute for Translational Sciences
    • Sealy Center for Cancer Cell Biology
    • Sealy Center for Environmental Health and Medicine
    • World Health Organization Collaborating Center for Tropical Diseases
    • Stark Diabetes Center
    • Center for Biomedical Engineering
    • Center for Environmental Toxicology
    • Sealy Center on Aging
    • George P. and Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases
    • Sealy Center for Vaccine Development

Texas A&M University at Galveston

Texas A&M University at Galveston

  • You can obtain both Undergraduate and Graduate degrees from Texas A&M at Galveston.
  • Academic programs include:
    • Marine biology
    • Marine fisheries
    • Marine engineering technology
    • Marine sciences
    • Marine transportation
    • Maritime administration
    • Maritime systems engineering
    • Oceans and Coastal resources
  • Home to Texas A&M Maritime Academy
    • Trains licensed United States mariners as either Third Mates or Third Assistant Engineers through the Marine Transportation, Marine Engineering Technology, or Master of Maritime Administration and Logistics license option programs
    • Teaches practical experience in navigation, seamanship, and engineering operations
  • Minor fields of study include: Anthropology, Chemistry, Economics, English, Geology, History, Marine Biology, Maritime Administration, Military Studies, Ocean and Coastal Resources, Oceanography, SCUBA Diving Technology and Methods
  • PhD programs are available in Marine Biology
  • 3+2 Program
    • Undergraduate students who immediately know they wish to pursue some graduate school may benefit from this program which allows students to concurrently pursue an undergraduate and master’s degree.
    • Within 5 years, a student can receive two Texas A&M degrees (Bachelor’s and Master’s)

University of Houston-Clear Lake

University of Houston-Clear Lake

  • Located adjacent to Galveston County
  • 90 Degree Programs:
    • 40 Bachelor’s, 40 Master’s, 2 Doctoral
  • 4 Academic Colleges:
    • College of Business
    • College of Education
    • College of Human Sciences & Humanities
    • College of Science & Engineering

College of the Mainland

College of the Mainland

  • Community College
  • 3,600 students enrolled per semester
  • Dual credit classes allow students to earn high school and college credits simultaneously.
  • Degree and certificate programs in the following areas:
    • Accounting
    • Business Administration
    • Child Development/Education
    • Computer Information Systems
    • Cosmetology
    • Criminal Justice
    • Drafting
    • Emergency Medical Services
    • Fine Arts
    • Fire Protection Technology
    • General Studies
    • Graphic Arts
    • Health Information Management
    • Law Enforcement
    • Medical Assistant
    • Nursing
    • Occupational Safety and Health Technology
    • Office Management
    • Pharmacy Technician
    • Process Technology
    • Welding Technologies
  • Graduates with technical degrees earn the highest starting salaries of any new university or college graduate in the state - $73,509 - according to a study by higher education research group College Measures.

Galveston College

  • Community College
  • 2,400 enrolled per semester
  • Partners with UT Medical Branch for specialized certificate programs and education tracks
  • Ranked #1 Community College in Texas by Schools.com
  • Provides the following academic transfer degrees:
    • Art, Biology, Business Administration, Chemistry, Computer Science, Criminal Justice, Drama/Theater, Education, Engineering, English, general Studies, Health Sciences & Pre-Professional Health, Health and Physical Education, History, Mathematics, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology/Social Work, Speech/Communication
  • Provides the following workforce programs:
    • Computerized Tomography
    • Cosmetology
    • Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement
    • Culinary Arts
    • Electrical & Electronics Technology
    • Emergency Medical Services
    • Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration
    • MRI
    • Medical Administration
    • Nuclear Medicine Technology
    • Nursing
    • Radiography
    • Radiation Therapy
    • Surgical Technology
    • Welding Technology

Source of Business and Labor Numbers: The Next Move Group