“Round Rock is attracting and retaining talented individuals because of all of the higher education options we offer and because of our sense of community and economic vitality. Thinking about going back to school or enrolling in college for the first time? We put links to our growing colleges and universities together in one spot.”
— Former Mayor Alan McGraw
Round Rock Master Plan for Higher Education
Learn more in the Round Rock Master Plan for Advancing Higher Education (PDF), a collaboration with the institutions below. The campuses are located in Northeast Round Rock in Avery Centre, a mixed-use master-planned community where these colleges and Seton Medical Center Williamson are neighbors.
- Austin Community College — Located on 84 acres, ACC’s Round Rock campus offers comprehensive education programs and services to more than 5,000 students. There are plans to expand the campus to serve 11,500 in the future. ACC Round Rock offers core curriculum courses and university transfer degrees, workforce/technical degrees and certificates, and comprehensive student support services.
- Texas State University — The Round Rock campus offers Junior and Senior level classes in 13 bachelor’s degrees and 12 master’s degrees, as well as 13 certifications. The campus is also home to the St. David’s School of Nursing, which offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree and a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree
- Texas A&M Health Science Center — The Round Rock campus is a community-based medical school providing third- and fourth-year clinical training at regional clinical campuses around the state through affiliations through local physicians, clinics and hospitals. At the Round Rock clinical campus, clerkship directors direct the students’ rotations in Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry and Surgery at sites across Williamson County. Additional community physicians serve as clerkship faculty in these and other clinical areas. The Texas A&M College of Nursing’s Round Rock location opened in Spring 2010 and is set to more than triple in graduating class size by 2021. Offering face-to-face instruction for both the Traditional and Second Degree Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) programs, the Round Rock location also serves as an advising location for online programs including RN to BSN and Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) for Nursing Education, Forensic Nursing and Nurse Practitioner.
In addition to those schools, Round Rock is in close proximity to several top-ranked colleges, including The University of Texas at Austin, all of which guarantees a pipeline of motivated, highly educated employees.