Tarleton State University (TSU)

Our host school Tarleton State University was founded in 1899 as a private, liberal arts college known then as John Tarleton College, the institution became a member of The Texas A&M University System in 1917, a four-year degree-granting institution in 1959 and gained status as a university in 1973. With its main campus located in Stephenville, Texas, Tarleton serves as the educational and cultural flagship of the Cross Timbers Region.

Tarleton State University is the third largest non-land grant agriculture university in the United States; Tarleton is a leader in teacher education. It has one of the largest and oldest public school improvement partnerships in the United States, benefiting more than 50 area school districts. The university also is a national leader in educating agricultural education teachers. Through innovative activities and services, Tarleton State University has the opportunities to explore, learn and develop students both socially and academically. Opportunities exist within this campus atmosphere that promotes leadership development, values diversity, and individual growth for all students. With a wide range of degrees offered Tarleton State University exists to provide an academically challenging educational experience.

Central Texas College (CTC)

Our central campus in Killeen provides an affordable, quality education with more than 40 associate degrees and certificates of completion in academic, professional and vocational/technical fields. A wide variety of courses are offered, from agriculture to criminal justice, aviation to nursing and business administration to telecommunications. The college offers daytime, evening, and online courses. Small class sizes allow our instructors to focus on students' individual needs.

Chat LiveClasses are also offered online and on our Fort Hood campus. Our community education program provides college classes in the following counties: Bell, Burnet, Coryell, Hamilton, Lampasas, Llano, Mason, McCulloch, Mills, San Saba and Williamson. These classes are offered on a semester basis. CTC Community Coordinators are located in Brady, Burnet, Gatesville, Hamilton, Lampasas Marble Falls and San Saba.

Whether you're thinking ahead and want to earn credits before you graduate, or you're preparing for graduation and need a plan for your future, it's time you checked into CTC.

University of Mary Hardin-Baylor (UMHB)

The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor traces its distinguished history to the days when Texas had yet to gain statehood and when Baptist missionary work was just beginning in the partially civilized new territory. As early as 1839, representatives of churches in Washington County issued an appeal to the Home Mission Board of New York to inaugurate a missionary movement in Texas. Missionaries Rev. James Huckins and Rev. William M. Tryon were sent, and soon after, Judge R.E.B. Baylor came to Texas as a teacher, lawyer, soldier and preacher. These leaders inspired the desire for Christian education in the area and, at a meeting of the Union Association in 1841, recommended forming an education society. War prevented action until 1843, when the Texas Baptist Education Society was organized.

UMHB's illustrious history includes such notable milestones as starting the first work-study program for women in a college west of the Mississippi (1893); serving as the campus model for the Baptist Student Union (1920); establishing the first school of journalism in a college for women in America and being the second institution in Texas to offer the degree of Bachelor of Journalism (1921); and being recognized as the first Texas Baptist college accepted into full membership in the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (1926). Since these auspicious "firsts," UMHB has continued to make history as a leader in the fields of education, business, nursing, and church leadership; in athletics through conference and national play; and in other important areas of campus life. Today, UMHB enjoys a robust student enrollment of more than 2,700 and employs more than 320 full-time faculty and staff committed to Christian higher education.

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