Learn & Grow in Waco.

With five institutions of higher education and multiple public school districts and private school options, Greater Waco is home to an abundance of educational opportunities for all ages.


Greater Waco is home to five institutions of higher education and more than 80 K-12 schools!

K - 12 Education

In McLennan County, there are 18 school districts, four charter schools and more than a dozen private and parochial schools with a collective student population of 57,000.

Waco Independent School District (Waco ISD) is the largest district in the county with more than 13,000 students on 25 campuses. The district offers an advanced academic program, bilingual/ESL programs and a dropout recovery program are offered in addition to the traditional curriculum.

Greater Waco boasts two academies strengthening CTE for area students. In addition, the area includes three P-TECH campuses, in Connally ISD and Rapoport Academy Public Schools.


Higher Education

Whether you’re looking to pursue a two or four-year degree, or if you’re looking to upskill through badges and certificates, you can grow your career and your skills in Greater Waco. From a leading research institution to top technical programs, and everything in between, you can start and grow your career here.