Higher Education at Home

Higher education is available for all students at all levels and ages, with the University of Houston’s central and downtown campuses, Rice University, Texas Southern University, and Houston Community College-Southeast calling the area home. Scholarships are awarded through the Houston East End Chamber of Commerce Foundation. Tax-deductible donations are always welcome.

University of Houston

Houston and the University of Houston (UH) have grown together over the past 78 years into international leaders. Today, the University of Houston is the country’s most diverse research university with nationally recognized faculty and programs.

More than 35,000 students attend UH in 12 colleges offering 278 undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. Students learn from faculty members who hold the Nobel Peace Prize, the Pulitzer Prize, Tony Awards, the National Medal of Science, and numerous national and international awards for their work in the arts, humanities, sciences, engineering, business, law, and social work.

UH has more than 300 partnerships with government and private industry to meet the needs of Houston, and is the home of KUHT, the country’s first PBS station; and KUHF, Houston’s National Public Radio station.

Distance education provides educational opportunities to students in outlying areas. The University of Houston has the largest university distance education program in Texas.

The 550-acre UH campus abounds with parks, fountains, plazas, sculptures, trees and recreational fields. In 2003, the university opened one of the nation’s largest and most advanced Campus Recreation and Wellness Centers. The Athletics Department at UH is truly world-class, with over 73 NCAA championships, and 53 Olympians.

UH has awarded more than 200,000 degrees, and roughly 75 percent of alumni remain in the Houston metropolitan area. At the University of Houston, students thrive, and new knowledge is created to benefit future generations.

Houston Community College-Southeast

Houston Community College-Southeast (HCCS) is headquartered at its Eastside Campus, 6815 Rustic, only minutes away from the Gulf Freeway at Woodridge. The college has been bringing educational opportunities to the East End community since the opening of its Eastside Campus ten years ago.

To help East End businesses remain competitive, the college offers a full range of workforce programs featuring small classes, experienced trainers, state-of-the-art classrooms, and online courses. To meet the training needs of local businesses and industries, custom-tailored contract training is conducted either on-site or in HCCS classrooms.

HCCS offers a full range of educational options, including academic courses that transfer to four-year educational institutions, as well as technical programs for certificate and associate degrees.

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