Education overview

Highly rated elementary and secondary schools contribute to both quality of life and beginnings of exceptional labor pools to come. Austin area households enjoy diverse options in education, including 29 public school districts, 27 charter school districts, and over 100 private schools. The University of Texas and 26 other public and private universities and colleges with a combined enrollment of nearly 180,000 provide an ample supply of well-educated workers to area employers. Within 200 miles of Austin, an additional 95 four-year colleges and universities enroll over 422,000 students. Nearly 45% of Austin area residents age 25 and over hold a bachelor's degree.