CCST is the Only Association Representing the Interests of Career Colleges & Schools in Texas

For more than 40 years, the Career Colleges & Schools of Texas (CCST) has been advancing the interests of private sector colleges and universities in our state. With more than 600 licensed career schools and colleges providing practical education to more than 160,000 students in Texas, our sector plays an important role in the state’s economic growth and prosperity. CCST helps provide a consistent and unified voice on the critical legislative and regulatory issues that impact our sector, as well as a forum for networking and promoting the great things happening on campuses in our state and around the country!

Legislative Input

CCST maintains a constant presence and effective relationships at the Capitol and regulatory agencies. Based on your input, we help draft and pass critical issue-based legislation.

Networking & Training

Between our Annual Conference, workshops and online training, you will build knowledge, relationships, and CE hours to the benefit of yourself and your organization.

Regulatory Advocacy

On behalf of career schools statewide, CCST works with leadership at key agencies to maintain a business-friendly regulatory environment for our members.

Membership Savings

Leadership and faculty have access to exclusive training, conferences, events, and marketing and advertising opportunities at discounted rates.


Through our exclusive scholarship program, robust discovery tools, and central office staff, our primary focus is getting students to your door.


Be associated with the organization named Best State Association in the United States by Career Education Colleges and Universities (CECU)!