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Colleges & Universities

Longview Labor Market Draw Area has fourteen institutions of higher learning. They have a total enrollment of more than 55,000. Included among them are:

LeTourneau University

LeTourneau University is a nondenominational Christian university founded in 1946 that offers both two and four year degrees in technical and non-technical fields. LeTourneau is world renowned for its program offerings in engineering, aeronautical science, computer science and business.

  • Forty-seven baccalaureate degrees in a wide range of studies including aviation, engineering, computer science, business, biblical studies, liberal arts, and sciences.
  • LeTourneau University consistently ranks in the top tier of Master's Comprehensive Universities among "America's Best Colleges" by US News and World Report. In the 2009 ranking LETU was one of four Texas schools named in the top tier of best engineering programs in the nation that offer only bachelor's and master's degrees.
  • The Research and Development Institute within LeTourneau University has worked with such clients as Westinghouse and NASA. Their areas of expertise include: design and analysis engineering, materials joining, and software development to name a few.
  • LeTourneau Aviation facilities at the East Texas Regional Airport host the latest flight simulators and 17 single-engine and multi-engine planes for student use.
  • Enrollment has increased by 67 percent during the last decade. Students typically come from all 50 states and more than 25 countries.

For more information about LeTourneau University visit their website



The University of Texas at Tyler

Founded in 1971 as Tyler State College and became a part of the UT system in 1979. It is a four-year university offering classes in Longview and Tyler.

  • Offers more than seventy undergraduate and graduate degrees in six different colleges—business, education, engineering, liberal arts, nursing, and sciences.
  • In 2000, the University of Texas at Tyler opened the Longview Center, currently offering several degree programs and courses in liberal arts and sciences.
  • The U.S. Distance Learning Association named the online master of business administration degree program offered by the University of Texas at Tyler as the best program of its type in the nation.
  • Participates in the School-To-Careers program that allows students to combine academic study with practical work-based experiences.

For more information about University of Texas at Tyler visit their website.


East Texas Baptist University

Founded in 1912, East Texas Baptist University is a private Christian liberal arts university located in Marshall, 20 miles east of Longview. It offers bachelor degrees in arts, business, education, nursing, music, religion and sciences.

  • Ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top Tier 2 western liberal arts colleges in the nation.
  • Over 40 programs of study, with several courses offered through travel study.
  • More than 85% of faculty members have the highest possible degree in their field.

For more information about East Texas Baptist University visit their website.     




Stephen F. Austin State University

Founded in 1923, Stephen F. Austin State University is a public four-year university with approximately 12,845 students located in Nacogdoches, Texas.

  • SFA offers more than 80 undergraduate majors and 120 areas of study, as well as master’s and doctoral degrees through six colleges: business, education, fine arts, forestry and agriculture, liberal and applied arts, and sciences and mathematics. 
  • With an average class size of 27 and a student-faculty ratio of 20:1, SFA offers the personal attention of a private college with the academic breadth of a much larger institution. 
  • SFA competes in intercollegiate varsity sports including men’s baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, and track and field, and women’s basketball, cross country, soccer, softball, tennis, track and field, volleyball, golf, and bowling.
  • Recent construction includes a $30.8 million Student Recreation Center, expanded student center, state-of-the-art Early Childhood Research Center, and modern residence halls.

For more information about Stephen F. Austin State University, visit their Website

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