Participating Community Colleges and Universities

Partners in progress

The region's leading colleges and universities are working in tandem to help students navigate their higher education journeys. Through these collaborations, students can expect simplified, seamless transfers from community colleges to public universities...faster routes toward graduation...less tuition debt...and accelerated pathways toward careers.

“Synergy – the bonus that is achieved when things work together harmoniously.” – Mark Twain

Collaborations between nationally ranked community colleges and world-renowned universities are at the heart of Houston GPS. Working together, these institutions have developed programs that provide students with academic options that are affordable, accessible, and most importantly, achievable.

Learn more about the Houston GPS partner institutions.

helping students navigate their higher education journeys

Here are a few strategic solutions provided by Houston GPS:

Degree Mapping

When enrolling at a community college, students take first-year courses in a broad area of study called a meta-major that meet requirements for four-year degrees at a university. Houston GPS meta-majors include:

  • Arts, Humanities, Communication and Design
  • Business
  • Construction Industry, Manufacturing and Transportation
  • Education
  • Health Sciences
  • Human/Consumer Services
  • Public Safety
  • Science, Technology, Engineering, Math
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences

Structured Schedules

To add predictability and ease scheduling on working students, colleges will work to schedule courses in consolidated and compressed time blocks, consistent each semester.

Proactive Advising

Based on predictive analytics, acts as an early warning system to monitor student progress and meet the needs of individual students through targeted intervention. Advisors more effectively track progress and provide early assistance.


Student progress is tracked in real time to provide a coordinated network of support.

Success made simple.

Houston GPS is a partnership between thirteen 2- and 4-year institutions in the Gulf Coast area that provides our students with a range of options that work with their physical location and degree goals.

Learn about the institutions below for details that will help you decide which two are best for you.

Explore our participating community colleges:

Explore our participating universities:

Get your bachelor's degree on a budget.

In addition to maximizing the courses you take, Houston GPS also has a streamlined guide to applying for financial aid. After applying, you can use a tool that lets you compare your offers against the total cost of enrollment at each university to ensure you get the best deal.

The stats behind the students.

Houston GPS helps more than 300,000 students in the Gulf Coast-Houston metro region start and complete a degree seamlessly. Since 2014, Houston GPS partners have worked together to:

More than double the on-time graduation of community college students

Double the proportion of community college students who start college on track by completing at least 30 semester credit hours toward an associate degree in their first year

Maintain the 1-year persistence and/or graduation of students who transfer to Houston GPS universities to complete a bachelor’s degree above 80%

Increase the overall graduation of students who transfer and complete bachelor’s degrees by nearly 20%

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