Waco is a city that is located in McLennan County of Texas. It was founded almost one hundred and fifty years now and the name of “Waco” derived from the population name that used to live there, a Spanish type, known under the name of “Waco” or “Hueco” in Spanish. The city has one of the most beautiful municipal parks – the Cameron Park that is situated on the Brazos and Bosque Rivers.
There is the Waco independent School District that serves most of the Waco city. However, there are as well other schools in Waco that one can choose from. The high schools are mainly rivals in sports- the Waco High School, A.J.Moore Academy and Midway High School. Despite of the small town that it is considered it has some private schools as well – Live Oak Classical School, Texas Christian Academy, the Reicher Catholic High School, the Vanguard College Preparatory School and others.
Moreover, there are some Waco Universities that the town proud with. Some of the past and the present examples of Waco Universities are Waco Business College, The Gurley School, Central Texas College, The Catholic College, the Training School, Baylor University, McLennan Community College and as well, the Texas State Technical College.
It is one of the oldest Universities from Texas as it was founded in 1845. It is as well one of the first educational institutes wet of the Mississippi River. The total campus space is of 800 acre. It is annually ranked among the top 75 best colleges in America. The University is divided into eleven degree – granting academic units. Out of these eleven, two of them are known as colleges and eight others are known as schools. These are the College of Arts and Science, the Hankamer School of Business, the Honors College, the School of Education, the School of Engineering and Computer Science, the Graduate School, the Law School, Louise Herrington School of Nursing, the School of Music and the School of Social Work. One if taking a good look, can see that these cover almost all the area of work. Being the most respected of the Waco Universities, it proud itself with the traditions that it has developed along the years. It has no more than eleven traditions – just as the number of schools it comprises. These traditions are “the Homecoming”, “the Memorial Lamp Posts”, “ the Baylor Line”, “Alma mater”, “Diadeloso”, “Golden Wave Marching Band”, “ Immortal Ten”, “Mascot”, “ the NoZe Brotherhood” and“ University Mace”.
Texas State Technical College
The other two of the Waco Universities, that is the Texas State Technical College and the McLennan Community College, were both founded in 1965. We will make a short stop and see what the Texas State Technical College has to offer. In 1965, it was established in order to meet the requirements of the evolving workforce needed. It was believed to become the most sophisticated technical institute out of the Waco Universities. Due to its dedicated line of study, the name of the degree it offers is the Associate of Applied Science degree. Another certificate on can take from this university, is the Certificate of Completion. They both state that you have a certain specialization and in this regard, you can go on studying in that specific field or just start your working life.