Tradition of Learning

slider4Education has always been fundamental to Fredericksburg: One of the first structures built was the Vereins Kirche, which served as the first school.

The Hill Country University Center carries on that tradition for learning, serving as the hub for local studies through innovative partnerships with colleges and universities, including Central Texas College and Texas Tech University. With a growing number of course offerings–including nursing, education and business degrees as well as workforce training–students can now pursue post-secondary education with no need to leave the hill country.

A New Center

Exterior-optWhen formally established in 2002, HCUC and its academic partners used borrowed classrooms and administration spaces to fulfill its mission. More than 8,000 students took advantage of this educational opportunity to pursue their dreams.

In 2010, HCUC opened its 24,000 sq. ft. Academic Center on 68 acres leased from the City of Fredericksburg with facilities owned and operated by the Texas Hill Country University Center Foundation (HCUCF).

The $5.5 million building includes six state-of-the-art classrooms, the H-E-B Community Events Center, science wing and lab, computer laboratory, student lounge, and a conference room.

Coordinated Classes

ACC-Classroom-optUsing partnerships and collaborations, the Academic Center offers both day and evening classes. Underserved and non-traditional students in our region, who otherwise may not advance their education due to economic or geographic barriers, are now able to begin or go back to school without interrupting their lifestyle.

Having all academic partners under one roof helps coordinate programs, share operations costs, and encourage students to continue their educational pursuits.

 Community Connections

HEB-Classroom-photo-optThe new academic center is a community asset, offering meeting and function space for club meetings, civic gatherings, private social functions, and lifelong learning opportunities for seniors and others in the surrounding region.

The H-E-B Community Events Center includes a catering kitchen, moveable stage, restroom facilities, ample parking, climate control and the latest audio-visual technology. For more information on facility rental, click here.