This comprehensive, up-to-date guide to seventy-two public and private colleges and universities in Texas will be an essential reference book for prospective freshmen, transfer students, and parents, or mature adults planning to continue their education by working toward an undergraduate degree. It will be indispensable for high school counselors, school libraries, and public libraries. For each college or university featured, there is a physical and cultural description of the campus and its history. The fields of study are listed, and the "At a Glance" feature gives information on enrollment figures, tuition and fees, housing costs, average SAT or ACT scores of freshmen, athletic programs, extracurricular activities, faculty-student ratios, important telephone numbers, and other facts. An appendix lists the bachelor's degree programs offered at each of the schools featured. An introductory overview discusses the contributions that higher education has made to the state and its people. Whether the prospective student is seeking the comfort of a small college or the challenge of a megacampus, this book will help readers make initial decisions for a future college career.
Lane B. Stephenson is director of Marketing & Communications at Texas A&M University. He has extensive experience in both public relations and journalism and is a member of the Texas Press Association.