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Career Colleges and Universities in Waco, Texas

Waco, Texas Career Colleges, Technical Schools, and Universities

Looking for accredited career colleges, technical schools, and universities in Waco, Texas. Each degree from a Waco, 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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Waco, Texas Colleges and Universities

Waco, Texas has plenty of educational and business offerings on its own, but the fact that this city of 124,805 people is the halfway point between Austin and Dallas makes it an even better spot for students and professionals.

Waco colleges

Waco is home to Baylor University. This Baptist college of 15,000 students offers more than 250 programs at all degree levels. Baylor University is ranked in the top 75 national universities and has nearly 20 varsity sports.

The main community college in Waco is McLennan Community College. MCC has about 9,500 students and offers associate degree programs in over 40 different fields, including health and business. Tuition is about $3,000 a year for in-state students and $5,000 for out-of-state students, making it the most affordable in town.

Also located in Waco is Texas State Technical College with a student population of nearly 30,000. The college offers several associate degrees and certificates in the technology field and boasts being the only of its kind in Texas.

Waco economy

Waco has a large health care and education industry. Of the top five major employers, two are hospitals -- Providence Health Center and Hillcrest Health System -- and two are in education -- Baylor University and Waco Independent School District. The mean annual income in Waco is $36,680.

Unemployment in Waco is relatively low, at only 6.8 percent (an almost two percent drop from summer 2011). Most industries in Waco grew by over one percent during 2011. Since there's no sign of this Texas town slowing down, you may want to put on your spurs and head there for a big-time education.

Author: Jon Fortenbury

Jon Fortenbury is a Reno-based freelance writer. He's written for many publications, including Las Vegas Review Journal, Nevada Magazine, and Reno News & Review. His interests include education, religious debates, and lengthy road trips.

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