Lampasas has a host of higher educational facilities within easy driving distance. These include universities offering a complete educational experience as well others who offer two year degree plans. Educational opportunities abound across the spectrum from health to trades. Lampasas also has two excellent local school systems, Lampasas I.S.D. and Lometa I.S.D. as well as the Lampasas County Higher Education Center.
Lampasas County Higher Education Center
At the Lampasas County Higher Education Center (LCHEC), we believe that all Texans should have access to affordable, quality education beyond high school. That’s why we continually pursue strategic partnerships that strengthen LCHEC’s programs and benefit our students and community. By aligning with a strong network of nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and education partners, LCHEC is able to provide the residents of Lampasas County and surrounding rural counties with opportunities for career training, community education, and higher education.
Students at LCHEC can prepare for a career in allied health through our stand-alone certificate programs, pursue an associate’s degree through Central Texas College, and learn new skills through our community education classes. LCHEC offers several scholarships for those who qualify. Service members (including guard and reserve units), veterans, and military spouses can use military educational benefits (i.e., MyCAA, GI Bill) toward tuition for allied health programs.
LCHEC is a registered 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization, approved and regulated by the Texas Workforce Commission, Career Schools and Colleges.
Central Texas College
Distance: 27 miles Central Texas College, Killeen - The College is a two-year institution offering associates degrees. Short courses and continuing educational programs for adults are among the programs offered at CTC. The college also provides vocational-technical training to prepare students for the workforce. Current enrollment is 6,000 students locally with 13,000 students worldwide.
Texas A&M University- Central Texas
Distance: 32 miles Texas A&M University - Central Texas, Killeen - The University is a private, nonprofit, co-educational university located 20 miles east of Lampasas. Established in 1973, UCT's current enrollment is 1,000. The typical student is a working adult. Texas A&M University- Central Texas is part of the Texas A&M System.
Distance: 55 miles Temple College offers one and two year Certificates of Completion, Enhanced Skills Certificates, and two-year Associate of Arts and Associate of Applied Science Degrees. Certificates and the Associate of Applied Science Degree are primarily intended for students who want to complete technical or Allied Health training at Temple College and then enter the workforce. The Associate of Arts Degree is primarily intended for students who want to complete their "Core Curriculum" requirements and then transfer to a senior college or university.
University of Texas at Austin
Distance: 68 miles University of Texas at Austin is one of 15 institutions within The University of Texas System, which includes nine academic universities and six health institutions, The University of Texas System is one of the nation’ s largest higher education systems. The 2010 numbers are undeniably impressive — 202,240 enrolled students, 41,779 degrees conferred, 116 National Academies members on faculty and $2.25 billion in research expenditures.
Distance: 83 miles Baylor University offers a top academic experience. The Fall 2007 freshman class was the most academically qualified class in university history, with a mean SAT score of 1219. Since 1999, the average SAT for entering freshmen has risen 50 points. Baylor is big enough to meet many needs. With more than 14,000 students working toward degrees in 151 areas of study, pre-professional tracks, and specialized academic opportunities, Baylor offers an outstanding array of educational opportunities.
Texas State Technical College
Distance: 88 miles TSTC Waco is committed to providing students with a highly specialized and advanced technical education that can lead to great career opportunities. TSTC offers technical associate degrees, certificate programs, and workforce mastery skills that give their students a competitive edge in the job market. Students gain extensive hands-on experience in laboratories learning by doing, spending nearly 60 percent of their time working with the tools, technology and equipment they will use in their future careers.
University of Mary Hardin Baylor
Distance: 47 miles University of Mary Hardin Baylor - Belton, is located in the heart of Central Texas, 60 miles north of Austin on Interstate 35. The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees. More than 3,400 students representing 27 foreign countries attend this university. UMHB was chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas, making them the oldest continuously operating college in the state. The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor prepares students for leadership, service, and faith-informed discernment in a global society. Academic excellence, personal attention, broad-based scholarship and a commitment to a Baptist vision for education distinguish their Christ-centered learning community.