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Abilene, Texas Career Colleges, Technical Schools, and Universities

Looking for accredited career colleges, technical schools, and universities in Abilene, Texas. Each degree from a Abilene, Texas Career College, a post-secondary for-profit institution, offers an education with an in-demand career field.

At career colleges in Texas, you typically don't take general education classes in core subjects such as English and math. Instead, you focus on career-related courses.

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Abilene, Texas Colleges and Universities

Steeped in western frontier history, Abilene, Texas boasts amenities of a large city with small town charm. The 117,063 residents of Abilene enjoy an historic downtown, which houses museums, art galleries and an art deco theater. Located 150 miles west of the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area, Abilene has many opportunities for prospective college students.

Abilene, Texas Colleges and Universities

The historic Hardin-Simmons University is a private university that is affiliated with the Baptist General Convention in Texas. The school provides students with undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degree programs ranging from art and music to science and education. The student population in 2011 was 2,358. Expect to spend around $15,000 per semester for tuition and fees.

McMurry University has six schools of study, including: arts and letters, business, natural and computational sciences, education, nursing and social sciences, and religion. The campus sits on 40 acres and houses 1,400-plus students. Tuition runs approximately $20,830. Another choice, Abilene Christian University, or ACU, is affiliated with the Churches of Christ. The four-year private university enrolls 4,558 students. Tuition and fees for 2012-2013 were more than $26,000. From bachelor's to doctoral degrees, ACU offers majors in various areas such as agriculture, accounting, education, and even youth ministry.

City outlook

Educational services, health care and accommodation and food services top the list of most common industries in Abilene. If you decide to settle down there, know that the average commute time for residents is 14 minutes. This compares favorably to an average travel time to work of nearly 25 minutes for all residents in the state. When it comes to Abilene, you'll find a town that offers many college choices to further your education and a variety of other amenities.

Author: Heather Bieber

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