Higher Education

University of Houston Victoria

The University of Houston Victoria (UHV) calls the Katy area home with a local enrollment over 1,500 students.  UHV is currently in the process of growing its Katy area presence as UH System Regents approved plans to purchase 46 acres and build a state-of-the-art academic building in June 2016 .The University of Houston System began offering expanded bachelor’s- and master’s- level degree programs in engineering, business, education and other high-demand fields in Katy during the fall of 2016. UHV also recently introduced a subsea engineering program in Katy and its MBA program was ranked among the best in Houston.  The University of Houston will add engineering programs in the Katy area beginning in fall 2019.

The University of Houston is currently offering classes at the Houston Community College (HCC) Northwest-Katy Campus, about a mile north of I-10 at 1550 Foxlake Drive.  UH-Victoria (UHV) will offer face-to-face classes at a new leased facility about a mile north of I-10 at 2002 W. Grand Parkway N., Building 2. The arrangement allows UH and UHV to continue serving the higher education needs of the region while a new UH System campus is built near I-10 and the Grand Parkway.

Houston Community College

The Houston Community College (HCC) Katy Campus offers a variety of certificates and programs from Business and Information Technology to Agri-Science, with a student population exceeding 4,500.  HCC’s Corporate Training College offers customized training at reduced cost for companies located in the HCC service area. Specific programs include: Management & Leadership, Manufacturing Engineering and Workforce Development.

Other Institutions

Lone Star College is located close to Katy and offers numerous academic and workforce programs.  The campus features numerous computers labs, a biology lab and a workforce center.

NACE and Petroskills are located in the Katy area and offer outstanding training and educational opportunities for various employment areas within the energy industry and beyond.

Private college and university education opportunities in Katy include Belhaven College and Strayer University.

Education White Paper

Through the Katy Area EDC Leadership Program (Visions of Katy Higher Education), Katy Area EDC conducted a visioning event to develop objectives and strategies to enhance higher education opportunities in the Katy area.  Click here to read the white paper.