Independent school districts in the Belton area are keeping pace with the growth experienced in the region. Over 60,000 students are enrolled in elementary and secondary schools with over 3,000 graduating from High School annually.
The area boasts several institutions of higher learning offering a variety of educational opportunities, from technical training to advanced degrees. These universities support the educational needs demanded by the different growing industries in Central Texas. More than 1000 students graduate each year from these institutions joining the labor pool available in the region.
Belton ISD is the premier school district in the area covering approximately 200 square miles in Bell County and employing over 1,700 high performing administration, faculty and staff; thus ranking as one of the largest employers in the region.
The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor (UMHB), chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas, is a private university with the vision to become the university of choice for Christian higher education in the Southwest. The University offers undergraduate and graduate programs including masters and doctorate degrees.