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Education Portal

Welcome to the Greater New Braunfels Higher Education Portal

In New Braunfels we know that the educational opportunities available and the educational attainment of our residents is vital to strengthening the local economy. We strive to support and enhance a thriving economic environment in New Braunfels and one aspect of that is helping to connect prospective students with higher education opportunities.

Local & Area Higher Education Resources

  • New Braunfels Universities & Colleges  


    Howard Payne UniversityHoward Payne
    1259 Loop 337 Ste 100
    New Braunfels, TX 78130
    (830) 629-2366
    Howard Payne University, based in Brownwood for 125 years, has offered classes in the New Braunfels area since 2012. The university is proud to be a part of the New Braunfels community and has been thrilled with the center’s growth each new semester. We look forward to building a permanent campus in New Braunfels as part of the exciting new Veramendi development project. We offer Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees for traditional and non-traditional students. Courses are offered during evenings and weekends at New Braunfels High School, online, and at 1259 Loop 337 North, Suite #200 (Second Floor, Aflac Suite), New Braunfels, TX 78130. Our administrative offices are located at 1259 Loop 337 North, Suite 100, 78130.

    Wayland Baptist UniversityWayland Baptist
    1672 Independence Dr
    New Braunfels, TX 78130
    (210) 590-5630
    Wayland Baptist University - San Antonio has been serving the higher educational needs of San Antonio and South Texas since 1984. With a focus on the adult learner and a commitment to the University’s mission of educating students in an academically challenging and distinctively Christian environment, you will find an unparalleled college experience with us. They offer Associate, Baccalaureate, and Master’s degree programs for traditional and non-traditional students. Courses are scheduled day and evening hours, as well as weekends. The 30-acre main campus is conveniently located in the San Antonio metropolitan area adjacent to Interstate 35 N and O'Connor Road, and a New Braunfels campus was opened in January 2015 to serve the needs of students in the New Braunfels community.

    CTTCAlamo Colleges/Central Texas Technology Center (CTTC)
    2189 FM 758
    New Braunfels, TX 78130
    The Alamo Colleges, in partnership with the New Braunfels 4B Economic Development Board and the Seguin 4A Economic Development Board have worked to bring Alamo Colleges services to New Braunfels, Seguin, and the surrounding area. This facility is intended as an avenue for New Braunfels/Seguin area residents to attain entry-level skills or increase technical skills and to connect to jobs or higher education opportunities.

    The CTTC offers short-term workforce training programs that connect residents to emerging jobs in demand occupations, college academic core courses (such as science, math, humanities), occupational training, manufacturing and Nursing ESL Classes utilizing the contextual training format through I-BEST (Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training), summer Youth programs, and FREE Training Opportunities.


  • Helpful Links  


    Local Information

    Comal ISD College & Career Center

    New Braunfels ISD College & Career Center


    Texas Colleges & Universities Info

    Texas Monthly College Guide – We’ve profiled 75 Texas schools from A to Z. These snapshots are designed with parents in mind just as much as the students—it’s information that will help you make an informed decision on where your student will spend four (give or take) important years.

    College For All Texans – was launched in 2001 as a portal for students and parents to get information about going to college in Texas. This site is a project of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB).

    Own Your Own Future – Start owning your own future by exploring resources that will help you on your path to college. The whole site is organized by grade to make sure you get the exact info you need.

    BigFuture by The College Board – Find, apply, afford and enroll in a college that is right for you with this step-by-step guide

    Every Chance Every Texan – Go ahead, dream as big as you want, this is Texas. All it takes to make your dreams come true is desire, direction and a solid plan. We’re here to help.

    Apply Texas – ApplyTexas was created through a collaborative effort between the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and the colleges and universities represented on the site. The goal of the project is to offer a centralized means for both Texas and non-Texas students to apply to the many outstanding postsecondary institutions available in Texas.


    Financial Aid

    FAFSA (Federal Student Aid) – Federal Student Aid, a part of the U.S. Department of Education, is the largest provider of student financial aid in the nation. At the office of Federal Student Aid, our 1,200 employees help make college education possible for every dedicated mind by providing more than $150 billion in federal grants, loans, and work-study funds each year to more than 13 million students paying for college or career school. We are proud to sponsor millions of American minds pursuing their educational dreams.

    FinAid – FinAid was established in the fall of 1994 as a public service. This award-winning site has grown into the most comprehensive source of student financial aid information, advice and tools — on or off the web. Access to FinAid is free for all users.

    National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators: About Financial Aid – The first mistake many students and families make is assuming they can’t afford college. Don’t be discouraged by the sticker price of college until you know how much financial aid may be available to you.

    Adventures In Education: Pay for College – Explore college costs and plan how you’ll pay for your degree or certificate.


    Scholarships & Grants

    Braunfels Foundation Trust First Step Scholarship – This scholarship is for High school seniors of Comal ISD and New Braunfels ISD who want to pursue a Vocational/Technical Career seeking a two (2)year associates degree or certification.

    FastWeb – Discover scholarships that really hit the mark. Get matched to scholarships based on your strengths, interests and skills.

    Student Scholarships – Our staff spends countless hours searching both online and offline sources to find new and exciting scholarships for students to apply for. Our database is considered the largest and most comprehensive source for finding scholarships online and is 100% free for students to use.


    More Links

    TurboTax College Tax Guide


    College Majors 101

    NBISD Helpful Websites


  • Area Universities  


    Texas State UniversityTexas State
    601 University Drive (20 miles from New Braunfels)
    San Marcos, Texas 78666
    (512) 245-2111
    Texas State, just 26 minutes from New Braunfels, has more than 36,000 students who choose from 97 bachelor’s, 88 master’s and 12 doctoral degree programs. As an Emerging Research University, Texas State offers opportunities for discovery and innovation to faculty and students. Our students come from around the globe, and our student body is diverse. Forty-two percent of Texas State students are ethnic minorities. Hispanic Outlook magazine ranks Texas State 18th in the nation in Hispanic undergraduate enrollment and 23rd in the nation for total degrees awarded to Hispanic students.

    University of the Incarnate WordUIW
    4301 Broadway St,
    San Antonio, TX 78209 (28 miles from New Braunfels)
    (210) 829-6000
    One of the leading comprehensive universities in Texas, the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, just 37 minutes from New Braunfels, strives to educate men and women who will become concerned and enlightened citizens with values developed in a Judeo-Christian tradition. UIW has an enrollment of 9,188 students, an increase from 3,702 in 2000. It’s the largest Catholic university in Texas and the fourth-largest private university in the state. UIW offers 80 undergraduate and graduate fields of study and has a student-to-faculty classroom ratio of 14:1

    The University of Texas at San AntonioUTSA
    One UTSA Circle
    San Antonio TX 78249 (35 miles from New Braunfels)
    (210) 458-4011
    The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), just 39 minutes from New Braunfels, is an emerging Tier One research institution specializing in health, energy, security, sustainability, and human and social development. With nearly 29,000 students, it is the largest university in the San Antonio metropolitan region. UTSA advances knowledge through research and discovery, teaching and learning, community engagement and public service. The university embraces multicultural traditions and serves as a center for intellectual and creative resources as well as a catalyst for socioeconomic development and the commercialization of intellectual property—for Texas, the nation and the world.

    Texas Lutheran UniversityTLU
    1000 West Court Street
    Seguin, Texas 78155 (14 miles from New Braunfels)
    Texas Lutheran University students experience a challenging academic environment that sets a path for lifelong learning. We’re bold, sincere, hardworking and committed. At TLU, we look for future Bulldogs who are intellectually curious and who have a serious interest in being involved and giving back. Founded in 1891, TLU resides on 184 scenic acres in Seguin, just 23 minutes from New Braunfels. A diverse student body of approximately 1,400 with classes averaging fewer than 20 students provides a sense of community and an environment where individuality and personal growth are as integral to success as rigorous academics.

    DeVry University – San Antonio CampusDeVry
    618 NW Loop 410 Ste. 202
    San Antonio, TX 78216 (28 miles from New Braunfels)
    (877) 633-3879
    Conveniently located 30 minutes from New Braunfels, just south of Loop 410, between US 281 and I-10 and between Blanco Road and San Pedro Avenue, DeVry University San Antonio Campus offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in some of today’s fastest-growing career fields. The San Antonio Campus offers spacious classrooms, an information center/computer lab with online access, and a comfortable commons area. Once enrolled at this campus, you may also take courses online. Take your courses on campus, online, all online, or a mix of both—whatever best fits your schedule and your life.

    Our Lady of the Lake UniversityOur Lady of the Lake University
    411 S.W. 24th St.
    San Antonio, Texas 78207
    (210) 434-6711
    Our Lady of the Lake University is a Catholic, private university with its main campus in San Antonio, and additional campuses in The Woodlands north of Houston, and La Feria in the Rio Grande Valley. The university offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in weekday, evening, weekend and online formats. OLLU is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

    Schreiner UniversitySchreiner
    2100 Memorial Blvd.
    Kerrville, TX 78028 (87 miles from New Braunfels)
    (830) 896-5411
    Schreiner University, located less than an hour and a half from New Braunfels in Kerrville, is a private university offering four-year undergraduate, master of education, and master of business administrations degrees. The campus as an enrollment of approximately 1,130 students and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.


  • Area Colleges & Vocational Training  


    Seguin Beauty SchoolSeguin Beauty School
    214 W San Antonio St
    New Braunfels, TX 78130
    (830) 620-1301
    At the Seguin Beauty School, it is our belief that each and every person is a unique individual with a unique goal. It is also our belief that each and every person should have the opportunity to an education. As educators, our major objective is to provide a program to help fulfill
    personal ambitions and abilities of those seeking goals in our profession.

    Audio Engineering Instituteaudio enginearing
    2477 Texas 1604 Loop
    San Antonio, TX 78232 (24 miles from New Braunfels)
    (210) 477-9055
    The Audio Enginearing Institute, located just 28 miles from New Braunfels, teaches the technical side of sound and music.  You will learn about microphones, speakers, mixing boards, effects, music production, computer recording and mixing, equalization, Pro Tools, live sound mixing, etc.

    Alamo City Barber CollegeBarber's college
    8910 Bandera Road – Suite 209
    San Antonio, TX 78250 (38  miles from New Braunfels)
    (210) 523-7777
    The mission at ACBC, just 45 minutes from New Braunfels, is to equip all students with the necessary barbering skills to become productive and self-sufficient barbers, barber technicians and/or barber instructors in San Antonio, Texas (or wherever their skill-sets will be deployed).

    From our initial enrollment base of 9 Students, in 2011 we grew to a student enrollment level as high as 70 students and added Ms. Emma Mathis (Instructor) to our staff. As a result of this success, Alamo City Barber College secured an additional 4,500 square feet of space, bringing the total facility size to 7,800 square feet of space. With the increase in facility size, we added an additional 28 Student Barber stations (totaling 52), 4 Student Manicure stations and 2 Student Pedicure stations as well as other designated areas.