Year of foundation: 1885
Approx. number of students: 5,000
Period of study: End August-Mid December; Mid January-Mid May
MCI partner since: 2015
Austin is the capital of Texas and with over 900,000 inhabitants among the biggest cities of the US.
After a lull in growth from the Great Depression, Austin resumed its development into a major city and, by the 1980s, it emerged as a center for technology and business. A number of Fortune 500 companies have headquarters or regional offices in Austin including Advanced Micro Devices, Apple Inc., Cisco, eBay, Google, IBM, Intel, Texas Instruments, 3M, Oracle Corporation and Whole Foods Market.
The FBI ranked Austin as the second safest major city in the U.S. for the year 2012
St. Edward's University is a private, liberal arts Roman Catholic university in the Holy Cross tradition. St. Edward's offers 10 master's degree programs and bachelor's degrees in more than 50 areas of study through the schools of Behavioral and Social Sciences, Education, Humanities, Natural Sciences and The Bill Munday School of Business