Educational Resources in Galveston County
Galveston County may not be as populous as its northern neighbor, Harris County, but it nonetheless offers a wide variety of educational opportunities for its residents. If you are considering a move to Galveston County after a divorce or child custody case, then read on to learn more about what Galveston and the other areas of the county have to offer you and your children from an educational perspective.
Galveston independent School District (GISD) serves over 7,000 students on Galveston Island and Bolivar Peninsula. With magnet programs and different certification programs available, the district prides itself on producing both job ready and college ready students. Private schools are also available on the Island, which over 1,500 students attending non-public schools. Depending upon your educational goals for your children as well as your budget either option may suit your family well.
There are three institutions of higher learning on Galveston Island that we would like to mention in this space. The first is Galveston College. Galveston College provides Galveston Island with academic and workforce development, continuing education, and community service programs. When so much is made of the rising cost of college, Galveston College has held its tuition in a range that is extremely competitive with other two-year degree and vocationally focused institutions.
Next, Texas A&M University Galveston Campus offers both undergraduate and graduate study opportunities for students. Whether your child will be attending classes on campus or you are considering entering a master’s degree program, A&M Galveston is a great place to further your education. More than 2,300 students attend class each year at the graduate and undergraduate level. The focus of the school is on maritime and maritime programs.
Finally, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston offers a Medical School, Physician Assistant program and a range of other opportunities right in the middle of Galveston Island. For medical professionals and aspiring medical providers, UTMB offers the convenience of classes close to home and the brand name recognition of the University of Texas. This is a great combination for you or your children to be able to take advantage of.