Galveston, TX Colleges

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Galveston

Galveston (pron.: /??ælv?st?n/) is a coastal city located on Galveston Island in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 U.S. Census[update], the city had a total population of 47,743 within a land area of 46 square miles (120 km2). Located within the Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown metropolitan area, the city is the seat and second-largest city of Galveston County in population.

Named after Bernardo de Gálvez y Madrid, Count of Gálvez, Galveston's first European settlements on the island were constructed around 1816. The Port of Galveston was established in 1825 by the Congress of Mexico following its successful independence from Spain. The city served as the main port for the Texas Navy during the Texas Revolution and later served as the capital of the Republic of Texas.

During the 19th century, Galveston became a major U.S. commercial center and one of the largest ports in the United States. Galveston is known for the hurricane that devastated the city in 1900. The natural disaster that followed still counts as the deadliest in American history.

Much of Galveston's modern economy is centered in the tourism, health care, shipping, and financial industries. The 84-acre (340,000 m2) University of Texas Medical Branch campus with an enrollment of more than 2,500 students is a major economic force of the city. Galveston is home to six historic districts containing one of the largest and historically significant collections of 19th-century buildings with over 60 structures listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

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Schools in and around Galveston, TX

Name
Galveston College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $3,360 average out-state tuition; $1,470 average in-state tuition
Texas A & M University-Galveston
Four or more years; Public; $11,876 average out-state tuition; $4,364 average in-state tuition
The University of Texas Medical Branch
Four or more years; Public; $14,723 average out-state tuition; $5,333 average in-state tuition
College of the Mainland
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $2,760 average out-state tuition; $1,800 average in-state tuition
ITT Technical Institute-Webster
Four or more years; Private for profit; $17,748 average out-state tuition; $17,748 average in-state tuition
Remington College-Houston Southeast Campus
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Private not for profit; $15,222 average out-state tuition; $15,222 average in-state tuition
Alvin Community College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $3,120 average out-state tuition; $2,016 average in-state tuition

Galveston, TX Scholarships

Name Amount Deadline
ASHRAE Region VIII Scholarship $3,000 December 01, 2016
Hot Sauce Depot Texas Scholars Program $500 November 30, 2016
Austin C. Millspaugh Scholarship Varies March 01, 2017
UAS7 International Study and Internship Program in Germany Varies October 01, 2016
Sara Haynes Endowed Scholarship Varies December 15, 2016