Higher Education

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Galveston County is home to two universities and two community colleges.

Texas A&M University at GalvestonTexas A&M University at Galveston (TAMUG) is an ocean-oriented branch campus of Texas A&M University offering both undergraduate and graduate degrees. TAMUG is located on Pelican Island, in the city of Galveston.


The University of Texas Medical BranchThe University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) is a component of the University of Texas System located in the city of Galveston. It is an academic health center with 11,000 employees and a medical school that is the oldest in Texas.


College of the MainlandCollege of the Mainland(COM) is a public community college in the city of Texas City.


Galveston CollegeGalveston College (GC) is a public community college in the city of Galveston.