Colleges in San Angelo, TX

There are many higher education options to choose from in San Angelo, TX, including Angelo State University and more.

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With a university, college and quality schools sprinkled throughout San Angelo’s Independent School District, residents don’t have to travel far for a quality education.

Higher Education

Angelo State University and Howard College are two conveniently located institutions of higher learning.

ASU, part of the Texas Tech University System, opened in 1928 and is located in the heart of San Angelo. Spread across 268 acres, the campus is easily accessible to its 6,400-plus students and offers a variety of courses in liberal arts, sciences and professional disciplines.

More than 100 majors spread among 40 undergraduate, 23 graduate, one doctorate and one associate degree programs make up the academic climate at ASU. For both 2010 and 2011, Angelo State University was one of only three state-supported universities in Texas selected for the prestigious Princeton Review’s list of Best Colleges nationally.

Not far from ASU is Howard College’s San Angelo campus, located on U.S. Highway 67 north. The first classes were offered in 1973 at Goodfellow Air Force Base, and in 1981, Howard College San Angelo assumed operation of a Vocational Nursing Program from San Angelo Independent School District.

Howard College focuses on technical and occupational training and transfer courses to universities. Students can earn associate degrees and certificates in business, cosmetology, criminal justice, general studies, information technology and nursing.

The college also offers programs for adult learners, selected continuing education courses and training programs that lead to employment. A dual-degree program allows high school students to earn credit for college courses. The program prepares students for the future while maintaining an interest in collegiate or vocational studies.

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