Higher Education

Temple College

Temple CollegeTemple College


Chartered in 1926, Temple College is a fully accredited, full-service community college serving the educational needs of the entire Central Texas area. Approximately 6,100 students are currently enrolled in college credit classes and an additional 3,100 enrolled in non-credit, community education and workforce training classes.

Temple College Business and Continuing Education

Temple College Business and Continuing EducationTemple College Business and Continuing Education


The Business and Continuing Education Division offers a variety of continuing education programs and classes designed to prepare students for a new career or enhance current workplace skills. Workforce and Corporate Training programs focus on providing customized training and continuing education for business and industry. Customized courses can be completed at the college or conducted on-site. There are no admission requirements for participation in these classes.

Baylor University

Baylor UniversityBaylor University


Baylor University in Waco, Texas, is a private Baptist university, and a nationally ranked liberal arts institution. Baylor is located approximately thirty minutes north of Temple. With more than 15,000 students working toward degrees in 151 areas of study, pre-professional tracks, and specialized academic opportunities, Baylor offers an outstanding array of educational opportunities. In addition to the undergraduate program, Baylor offers 76 master’s programs, 33 doctoral programs and juris doctor.

Central Texas College

Central Texas CollegeCentral Texas College


Founded over forty years ago, Central Texas College is a public, open-admission community college offering associate degrees and certificate programs in academic, professional and vocational/technical fields. With its main campus in Killeen, Texas and over 100 other locations around the world, Central Texas College serves over 50,000 students on military installations, in correctional facilities, in embassies and on ships at sea.

Concordia University

Concordia UniversityConcordia University


Concordia University Texas is a private, coeducational institution of liberal arts and sciences offering undergraduate and graduate degrees. Concordia also offers an Accelerated Degree Program for part-time students and adult returning students. Concordia’s main campus is located on 389 acres in Northwest Austin, approximately sixty miles south of Temple. Concordia University offers 21 undergraduate majors in four colleges and the average enrollment is 2,500 students.

Huston-Tillotson University

Huston-Tillotson UniversityHuston-Tillotson University


Huston-Tillotson (HT) University is affiliated with The United Methodist Church, the United Church of Christ, and the United Negro College Fund. HT, in Austin, is a coeducational college of liberal arts and sciences, operating jointly under the auspices of the American Missionary Association of the United Church of Christ, and the Board of Education of The United Methodist Church. The average enrollment is approximately 700 students.

Southwestern University

Southwestern University


Southwestern University is a selective, undergraduate national liberal arts college which offers 27 undergraduate degree programs. Located approximately forty miles south of Temple in historic Georgetown, Texas, Southwestern University is home to approximately 1,300 students. Southwestern is a private, Christian institution affiliated with the United Methodist Church.

St. Edwards University

St. Edward's UniversitySt. Edwards University


St. Edwards University is located in south Austin, approximately 70 miles south of Temple. It is a four-year, private, Catholic liberal arts university founded in 1885. St. Edwards University offers over 90 academic programs for undergraduate, graduate and adult learners programs. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,476 and the campus size is 160 acres.

Texas A&M University

Texas A&M UniversityTexas A&M University


Opened in 1876 as Texas’ first public institution of higher learning, Texas A&M University is a research-intensive flagship university with more than 50,000 students, including 9,000+ graduate students, studying in over 250 degree programs in 10 colleges. Students can join any of 800 student organizations and countless activities ranging from athletics and recreation to professional and community service events.

Texas A&M University Central Texas

Texas A&M University-Central TexasTexas A&M University Central Texas


Located approximately thirty minutes west in Killeen, Texas, Texas A&M University Central Texas is an upper-level institution offering 38 undergraduate programs and 26 master’s programs. In order to accommodate the schedule of the enrolled 2,500 students, the university provides a flexible course agenda including online, night and weekends.

Texas A&M Health Science Center and College of Medicine

Texas A&M Health Science Center and College of Medicine


Medical students complete their first two years of basic science study at the Texas A&M University College Station campus, then come to Temple to complete the last two years of education and clinical training at Scott & White Hospital, clinics and VA Center. Scott & White’s professional staff is on the faculty of the College of Medicine.

Texas State Technical College

Texas State Technical CollegeTexas State Technical College


Texas State Technical College (TSTC) is located approximately thirty minutes north of Temple in Waco, Texas. TSTC Waco is a public coeducational institution of higher education offering courses of study in technical education leading to the award of certificates and associate degrees. TSTC is the only state-supported technical college system in Texas. TSTC boasts of more than 40,000 TSTC graduates employed throughout the state and nation. The college is nationally recognized for the number and quality of technology graduates.

Texas State University

Texas State University: The Rising Star of TexasTexas State University


The Texas State University Round Rock Campus, approximately 45 miles south of Temple, offers upper-level courses leading to bachelor’s degrees and complete master’s degree and certificate programs at convenient times in Williamson County. The newest addition to the Round Rock Campus is the St. David’s School of Nursing. Students enter in their junior year after completing prerequisites and earn a bachelor of science in nursing.

University of Mary Hardin-Baylor

University of Mary Hardin-BaylorUniversity of Mary Hardin-Baylor


The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, referred to as UMHB, is located in Belton, Texas which is adjacent to the city of Temple. UMHB is a private, Christian institution that has grown to nearly 3,000 students and is affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. UMHB offers 56 undergraduate programs and 14 graduate programs. The beautiful 200-acre campus is conveniently located in Belton off I-35 between Dallas and San Antonio.

University of Texas

The University of Texas at AustinUniversity of Texas


The University of Texas at Austin is one of the largest public universities in the United States and is the largest institution of The University of Texas System. Located approximately sixty miles south of Temple, UT Austin is a 350-acre main campus with 17 colleges and schools, about 24,000 faculty and staff, and more than 50,000 students. With an enrollment of 11,000 students and more than 3,500 master’s and doctor’s degrees awarded annually, the Graduate School is a national leader in graduate degrees awarded and one of the largest graduate schools in the nation. More than 8,700 bachelor’s degrees are awarded annually in more than 170 fields of study and 100 majors. The university has one of the most diverse student populations in the country and is a national leader in the number of undergraduate degrees awarded to minority students.

Independent School Districts

There are four school districts that comprise the City Limits of Temple: Academy, Belton, Temple, and Troy. All four districts met the Texas Education Agency’s standards in student achievement, student progress, closing performance gaps, and postsecondary readiness. The districts have a unified goal that students should be afforded the opportunity at every level to develop their abilities to the maximum capacity; intellectually, physically, morally, and socially. Programming from International Baccalaureate diploma to career and technology certification in manufacturing, health science or information technology is available and taught to students. Temple, Texas area schools meet individual student needs, preparing them to become an active, productive contributor to the workforce in whatever career, profession or job they choose. Our educators are committed to grooming a highly trained, highly skilled workforce because talent affects your bottom line.

Temple ISD

Temple ISDTemple ISD


Temple ISD embraces a diverse population. Temple ISD emphasizes positive discipline in the classroom, parent involvement, and a creative instructional process designed to meet individual staff and student needs. As a fiscally conservative district, Temple ISD has been able to address decreases in state revenue without laying off staff or cutting vital programs.

Temple High School students have benefited from the International Baccalaureate IB (SP) curriculum since 1991 and recently, Scott & White Healthcare has become an educational partner in developing an IB Whole School Model Middle Year’s Program (MYP) at the Travis Science Academy beginning Summer 2012. Plans include developing an elementary IB whole-school Primary Years Program (PYP) in 2013.

Academy ISD

Academy ISDAcademy ISD


Academy ISD is a school district located in the community of Little River-Academy. AISD’s enrollment is 1,083 students in Pre-K through 12. Academy ISD has been rated as a “Recognized” school district for the 2010-2011 school year. AISD classrooms integrate the latest technologies, with self-developed Pre-K through 12 aligned curricula to promote and ensure student success. Academy ISD has a staff of knowledgeable and highly qualified professionals eager to meet the needs of all students.

Belton ISD

Belton ISDBelton ISD


Belton Independent School District is a 5A school district led by Superintendent, Dr. Susan Kincannon, and is located on I-35, is 40 miles south of Waco and 60 miles north of Austin. The District encompasses about 200 square miles with approximately 10,300 students enrolled on 14 campuses.

Troy ISD

Troy ISDTroy ISD


Troy Independent School District was established in 1896 to serve the children in the communities of Troy, Pendleton, Little Mexico, Belfalls, and Oenaville. The mission of Troy ISD is to provide students the opportunity to develop the ability to think logically, independently, and creatively, as well as to communicate effectively. Four campuses serve approximately 1,280 students in early childhood through grade 12.

Private and Charter Schools

Holy Trinity High School

Holy Trinity High SchoolHoly Trinity High School


Holy Trinity Catholic High School seeks to form the Christian Leaders of Tomorrow; we strive to develop the intellect, educate the heart, and form the character of each student by giving witness to Gospel values.

Holy Trinity Catholic High School is accredited by the Texas Catholic Conference Education Department (TCCED) which is a department of the Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops and receives its accrediting authority from the Texas Education Agency (TEA). It has also met the requirements established by the AdvancED Accreditation Commission and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement.

St. Mary’s Catholic School

St. Mary’s Catholic SchoolSt. Mary's Catholic School


St. Mary’s Catholic School serves the Central Texas area, providing excellence in education for students from PreK3 through 8th grade. Through our progressive curriculum, experienced and exceptional teachers, and parental and community involvement, St. Mary’s provides its diverse population with faith-centered learning that inspires young minds and hearts. Our school holds dual accreditation from the Texas Catholic Conference Education Department (TCCED) and the Advanced ED, which provides nationally-recognized accreditation. Contact the school office to make an appointment to take a tour today 254-778-8141.

Temple Charter Academy

Temple Charter AcademyTemple Charter Academy


Temple Charter Academy is a Priority Charter School campus which are open-enrollment charter schools. All PCS campuses are free public schools that have the flexibility to adapt to the educational needs of individual students. Priority Charter Schools serve a wide range of students that range from talented and gifted to students who need extra help to get to grade level. That is why PCS is different from the one-size-fits-all traditional public school.

Priority Charter Schools provide a personalized learning environment that promotes greater student achievement. PCS also places a great emphasis on character citizenship in both the teachers and and students. Priority Charter Schools partner with both the parents and the community. All campuses operate on the philosophy that every child has value. We believe that every child is unique and that each child must be treated accordingly. See Priority Charter Schools mission statement.

Priority Charter Schools were first approved by the Texas State Board of Education in 1999 and operate under contract with the Texas Commissioner of Education. PCS sees its obligation as providing a personalized education tailored to the needs of every student.