Some of the many colleges in Houston, Texas, include the University of Houston system, Texas Southern University, Houston Community College, Houston Baptist University, Westwood College, Rice University, University of Saint Thomas, Remington College, San Jacinto College, Strayer University, Lone Star College, the University of Phoenix and North American University. There are also several specialty colleges in Houston, including medical institutes, business schools, law schools and art schools.

The University of Houston system has a main campus as well as campuses downtown and in Clear Lake, with all but the downtown campus offering bachelor's through doctoral degrees, notes Houston Community College, Strayer University, Remington College and Lone Star College also have multiple campuses in Houston.

Some of the colleges for medical studies in Houston include Prairie View A&M University, the Baylor College of Medicine, Pima Medical Institute, the MD Anderson Cancer Center and the Institute of Biosciences and Technology. The University of Houston and Texas Southern University also have medical schools associated with them.

Among Houston's other specialty schools are the Texas School of Business, the South Texas College of Law, the Art Institute of Houston, the Vet Tech Institute of Houston, the Center for Advanced Legal Studies, the Culinary Institute LeNotre, the College of Biblical Studies and the ITT Technical Institute.