Baylor University is located in the City of Waco, bordering the City of Robinson. Baylor is a fully accredited university offering twelve programs of study with various degree plan options under each major. Graduate programs are offered to continue education for all four-year degree programs in addition to programs for a Doctorate of Philosophy, Education or Psychology. Baylor University has a theological seminary and law school on its Waco campus. There were 15,616 students enrolled in fall of 2013. Degree areas include: art, business, communication, education, engineering and computer science, foreign language and linguistics, humanities and religion, mathematics and science, music, social sciences and history, and pre-professional programs.
McLennan Community College
McLennan Community College (MCC) has partnerships between its junior college and four-year institutions that agree to offer bachelor’s or graduate degrees on the MCC campus. Due to these partnerships, MCC is able to offer 447 degree programs ranging from associates to master’s degrees. There were 9,913 students enrolled in fall of 2013, with an average enrollment of 9,500.
Texas State Technical College
TSTC is the only state-supported technical college system in Texas. TSTC has campuses in Harlingen, Marshall, Waco and West Texas. TSTC provides associate degrees and certificate paths. Nearly 30,000 students are served each year through traditional degree programs, short-term continuing education and corporate training programs. In the fall of 2012, 6,105 undergraduate students were enrolled at the TSTC Waco campus. TSTC offers a variety of programs in areas of agriculture, food and natural resources, health sciences, hospitality and tourism, information technology, manufacturing, transportation, distribution and logistics, and more. The additional colleges and universities with over 2,000 students near Robinson include 1) Temple College (31 miles, Temple, TX, full-time enrollment, 2,250), 2) University of Mary Hardin-Baylor (35 miles; Belton, TX, full-time enrollment, 2,379), 3) Central Texas College (47 miles, Killeen, TX, full-time enrollment, 4,130), 4) Navarro College (56 miles, Corsicana, TX, full-time enrollment, 4,283).
Robinson Independent School District partners with parents and community members to serve the students of Robinson. RISD’s vision is to develop leaders and productive citizens by cultivating a passion for learning and a desire for excellence. By focusing on the needs of every student, every day, this vision will be realized.
Robinson ISD is comprised of 5 campuses: Robinson Primary (Students: 303; Grades: PK-1) Robinson Elementary (Students: 343; Grades: 2-3), Robinson Intermediate (Students: 332; Grades: 4-5), Robinson Junior High School (Students: 533; Grades: 6-8), and Robinson High School (Students: 733; Grades: 9-12). (TEA Texas Academic Performance Report 2012-13) In 2013-14, Robinson High School celebrated its 50th year anniversary.
Students in Robinson have access to the latest in technology along with many areas of study. At the high school level, students have the opportunity to earn college credit and certifications through Dual Credit, Advanced Placement, and several Career and Technology programs.
Information provided in the Texas Education Agency’s Snapshot 2013 indicates Robinson students are African American (3.6%), Hispanic (21.3%), White (71.0%), American Indian (0.8%), Asian (0.4%), and Two or More Races (2.8%). Almost thirty-four percent of students were economically disadvantaged.