Austin Community College has a 7,000 square mile service area including Travis, Williamson, Hays, Bastrop, Caldwell, Blanco and Gillespie Counties and a portion of Gonzales County.
San Marcos Consolidated Independent School District serves a growing population in San Marcos, Hays County, Caldwell and Guadalupe Counties.
Job Corps is a no-cost education and career technical training program administered by the U.S. Department of Labor to help young people ages 16-24 improve their lives and careers.
A portion of San Marcos in the Blanco Vista subdivision lies within the Hays Consolidated Independent School District (CISD) district in north central Hays County.
Hill Country Christian School is a private Christian school serving 147 students in grades K-12.
San Marcos Academy is a coeducational, Christian boarding and day school for 7th through 12th grade students.
San Marcos Adventist Junior Academy was founded in 1966 and is committed to provide a great quality education in a Christian environment within affordable competitive rates.
Texas Preparatory School-San Marcos is a charter school held by the Boys & Girls Clubs of South Central Texas.
- Texas State University was founded in 1899 and opened its doors in 1901.