About the Houston Center

Campus snapshot

  • More than 1,300 students
  • 72% graduate students
  • 6 academic programs
  • Undergraduate (juniors and seniors only) students in nursing

The TWU Institute of Health Sciences – Houston Center is a top university located in the heart of the largest medical center in the world, the Texas Medical Center, and offers advanced degrees in several health science programs. TWU Houston is one of three campuses of Texas Woman’s University in Denton, the largest public university in the nation primarily for women, and has had a presence in Houston since 1960. 

With a primary focus on advanced degrees, TWU Houston houses six schools and programs including the Nelda C. Stark College of Nursing, Dr. Sophie Lin Rydin School of Occupational Therapy, School of Physical Therapy, the nutrition and food sciences, health care administration and executive business programs.

Many of these programs have been identified as among the best in the country by third party rankings including the occupational therapy program ranked 25th by U.S. News and World Report, the physical therapy program ranked 28th by U.S. News and World Report as well as number 2 by graduateprograms.com which also recognized the health care administration program as number 32 in the nation.

TWU Houston alum have a long legacy of leadership in healthcare related industries. Many have gone on to become CEOs, CNOs, CFOs, hospital presidents and successful business owners. 

The campus

The TWU Houston campus is a state-of-the-art, 10-story, 202,000 square-foot “campus in one building.” The campus is considered a “Green Building” with passive sun-shading louvers with e-glazed double-paned gas filled windows, north-south building orientation with very limited exposure to the afternoon sun, open atriums, and high efficiency lighting and air-conditioning systems. Built in 2006 to replace the former campus that was constructed in 1960, utility costs are approximately 40% less than the previous campus. (Information credited to Bill Bussman, Manager of Facilities).

Considered the largest medical center in the world, the Texas Medical Center (TMC) includes 21 renowned hospitals with seven acute care, six pediatric care, and eight specialty care facilities; three public health organizations; two universities; three medical schools; six nursing programs; two pharmacy schools; a dental school; eight academic and research institutions; and 13 support organizations. 

TMC facts & figures

Member Institutions: 54

  • 26 agencies of government
  • 26 private not-for-profit health-related institutions

Annual Patient Visits: 7.1 million
Annual International Patient Visits: 16,000
Employees: 92,500
Full-time Students: 34,000*
Volunteers Daily: 12,000
Residents and Fellows: 4,000
Visiting Scientists, Researchers and Students: 7,000**
Total Hospital Beds: 6,900
Total Bassinets: 400
Annual Surgeries: 350,000
Babies Delivered (Annually): 28,000
Total Budget (All Institutions): $14 billion

Total Size/Gross Square Foot (All Campuses):

  • 45.5 million sf
  • 1,300 Acres
  • 280 Buildings

*Student numbers only include those of programs of health related member institutions.
**Includes data from 9 academic member institutions.

(Retrieved from https://www.tmc.edu/about-tmc/)

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