Where Community Colleges and Universities Connect
Chart Your Course, Transfer with Predictability
Houston GPS institutions are working together to make it easier for students to transfer between community colleges and universities. As a community college student, you can chart your degree path by major, and choose a flexible, seamless pathway to your success. To find out how close you are to transferring and completing your bachelor’s degree—take a look at the transfer opportunities offered by the schools below.
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Alvin Community College
Serving the eastern third of Brazoria County, Alvin Community College (ACC) exists to improve the lives of its constituents by providing affordable, accessible, high quality and innovative academic, technical and cultural educational opportunities for the diverse communities it serves. ACC’s focus is to promote student success, enhance quality of life and support economic development.
For more than 50 years, Galveston College has served the citizens of Galveston Island and the surrounding region with high-quality academic transfer, workforce, and continuing education programs and courses. With two locations that serve approximately 2,400 enrolled students each semester in credit programs and nearly 1,500 individuals annually in continuing education activities, Galveston College offers two-year associate degrees, technical and professional certificates, and customized training for business and industry. The college recently added its first Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Healthcare Management and has plans to offer additional bachelor’s degrees in the future. For more information, visit the Galveston College website at gc.edu.
Houston Community College
As one of the largest community colleges in the nation, HCC has served the Greater Houston area for over four decades. We deliver instruction to nearly 70,000 students each semester in more than 300 associate degree and certificate programs. We strive to provide superior academic and technical programs, and our Centers of Excellence focus on being lead institutions in their disciplines.
Lone Star College
Lone Star College offers high-quality, low-cost academic transfer and career training education to 99,000 students each semester. LSC is training tomorrow’s workforce today and redefining the community college experience to support student success. LSC consists of seven colleges, 10 centers, two university centers, Lone Star Corporate College and LSC-Online. To learn more, visit https://www.lonestar.edu/start/.
College of the Mainland
Conveniently located in the heart of Texas City, COM offers caring instructors, affordable tuition and limitless opportunities for students wanting to further their educational pursuits or enter the workforce. With small classes taught by experienced faculty, COM helps students focus on a meaningful path that works for their individual needs.Whether you’re looking to transfer to a university or prepare for a new career or trade, COM provides innovative and dynamic learning options to meet the unique needs of every student, and all core classes transfer.
Prairie View University
Designated an institution of “the first class” in the Texas Constitution, Prairie View A&M University is the second-oldest public institution of higher education in the state. With an established reputation for producing engineers, nurses, and educators, PVAMU offers baccalaureate degrees, master's degrees, and doctoral degree programs through its seven colleges and school of architecture. A member of The Texas A&M University System, the university is dedicated to fulfilling its land-grant mission of achieving excellence in teaching, research, and service. Ignite Your Passion Today! Experience PVAMU.
San Jacinto College
San Jacinto College has been serving the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, since 1961. The College is a 2017 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence Rising Star Award recipient and an Achieving the Dream Leader College. Approximately 45,000 credit and non-credit students each year benefit from a support system that maps out a pathway for success. The College offers more than 200 certificate and degree programs that prepare a diverse body of students to transfer to four-year colleges or universities or enter the workforce with the skills needed to support the growing industries along the Texas Gulf Coast. For more information about San Jacinto College call 281-998-6150, visit sanjac.edu or join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter.
Texas Southern University
Texas Southern University (TSU) honors its designation as a special-purpose institution for urban programming and research. TSU is a comprehensive university providing higher education access to the nation’s underserved communities. TSU’s academic and research programs address critical urban issues, and prepares its diverse student population to become a force for positive change in a global society. TSU offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs and concentrations – bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral and professional degrees – organized into 10 colleges and schools on a 150-acre campus nestled in the heart of Houston’s historic Third Ward. The University’s enrollment has a population of more than 9,000 undergraduate and graduate-school academic candidates. Texas Southern has been a distinguished educational pioneer since 1927, and the University has become one of the most diverse and respected institutions in Texas. TSU has positioned itself as a proactive leader in educating underserved students and many who are the first in their family to attend college.
University of Houston
The University of Houston is a Carnegie-designated Tier One public research university recognized with a Phi Beta Kappa chapter for excellence in undergraduate education. UH serves the globally competitive Houston and Gulf Coast Region by providing world-class faculty, experiential learning and strategic industry partnerships. Located in the nation's fourth-largest city and one of the most ethnically and culturally diverse regions in the country, UH is a federally designated Hispanic- and Asian-American-Serving institution with enrollment of more than 46,000 students.
University of Houston-Clear Lake
As a student-centered, community-minded and partnership-oriented university, University of Houston-Clear Lake continues to increase its regional university rankings and serve as a destination for lifelong learning, economic growth and global impact. Located in southeast Houston on a beautiful 524-acre campus, UHCL serves more than 9,000 freshman, transfer, and graduate students. UHCL offers more than 90 undergraduate and graduate degree programs and three doctoral programs from its four colleges, with instructional sites in Pearland and the Texas Medical Center. More than 70,000 alumni are leaders in their fields and include CEOs, scientists, artists, astronauts and more.
University of Houston-Downtown
Nestled in the heart of the nation’s fourth largest city is Houston’s second largest university—the University of Houston-Downtown. We offer bachelor’s degrees in 44 areas of study and nine master’s degrees within five colleges. Our student-centered institution is committed to helping more than 15,000 students, like yourself, realize their potential as they explore and pursue academic and career goals. Best of all, we offer one of the lowest tuition rates among Texas universities. Get to know us at uhd.edu.
University of Houston-Victoria
The University of Houston-Victoria, located in the heart of the Coastal Bend region since 1973, offers courses leading to more than 80 academic programs in the schools of Arts & Sciences; Business Administration; and Education, Health Professions & Human Development. UHV provides face-to-face classes at its Victoria campus, as well as an instructional site in Katy, and online classes that students can take from anywhere. UHV supports the American Association of State Colleges and Universities Opportunities for All initiative to increase awareness about state colleges and universities and the important role they have in providing a high-quality and accessible education to an increasingly diverse student population, as well as contributing to regional and state economic development.
Wharton County Junior College
Wharton County Junior College offers a wide variety of credit programs and educational pathways to provide students with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to succeed. Students may choose from one-year programs and two-year associate degree programs. Depending on their path students will be ready to pursue a four-year degree or get on the fast track to their dream career. WCJC offers more than 40 programs of study at four campuses in Wharton, Richmond, Sugar Land, and Bay City. The college is known for its high academic transfer rate and popular programs in healthcare and medical services professions, engineering, law enforcement, education, office administration, paralegal studies, automotive technology, cosmetology, and welding. WCJC offers high-demand industry programs in nuclear power, process technology and manufacturing. Visit wcjc.edu to learn more.