MASTER PLAN UPDATE ADOPTED 09.18.2017
The conceptual master plan illustrates how to organize the HCUC to accommodate the identified partners. The concept plan considers new input from HCUCF, the City and interested stakeholders. Connections with the Fort Martin Scott and Rangers Heritage Center are also desired. The plan is conceptual in nature and intended to assist the HCUCF in determining its build-out scenario to maintain the center’s goals. Similar to the 2003 master plan, this update is a flexible planning framework to guide the long-term development of HCUC. The plan will need to be revisited and updated periodically.
The Hill Country University Center (HCUC) serves as a higher education hub for the 200,000 residents of Central Texas, from Junction to Brady, from Burnet to Blanco—from where you are to where you want to go! The original HCUC master plan was developed in 2003 and outlined a long-range growth and development framework for a 50-year planning period. In 2010, HCUC opened its 24,000 s.f. Academic Center on land leased from the City of Fredericksburg and with facilities owned and operated by the Texas Hill Country Higher Education Development Foundation (HCUCF).
HCUC has partnered with Texas Tech University (TTU) and Central Texas College (CTC) to offer master’s, bachelor’s and associate’s degrees, as well as specialized certificates, in a wide range of disciplines designed to prepare our students to meet tomorrow’s business needs and challenges. Another partner, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) provides non-credit courses designed for adults 50+ interested in exploring exciting topics and pursuing new interests.