Hillsboro, TX Area Scholarships
Hillsboro is a city in and the county seat of Hill County in Central Texas. The population was 8,456 at the 2010 census.
Hillsboro, located on Interstate 35 where I-35E and I-35W meet south of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, is the primary center for trade and commerce in Hill County. It is located almost midway between the Metroplex and Waco, and is the gateway to the popular Lake Whitney. There are many antique stores located downtown, and a popular outlet mall is located along the Interstate, surrounded by numerous hotels and motels. In addition, Hillsboro has a historic Victorian bed and breakfast home: The Windmill, in a country setting six miles west toward Lake Whitney.
The city is known for its abundance of restored Victorian homes and its historic county courthouse, which on January 1, 1993 was heavily damaged by an electrical fire. It was rebuilt, courtesy of donations from around the world and two concerts sponsored by Hill County native Willie Nelson. The courthouse (See Hill County, Texas for photograph.) won the Downtown Association's 1999 award for "Best Restoration". The renovation sparked an interest in restoring Texas's historic courthouses. The Hill County courthouse is eight miles from Willie Nelson's hometown, Abbott.
The movie Bottle Rocket, starring Owen and Luke Wilson, was filmed here. They used the Days Inn motel, the High School Football stadium, and Highway 171 leading out of Hillsboro.
Schools in and around Hillsboro, TX
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $2,248 average out-state tuition; $1,848 average in-state tuition
Texas State Technical College Waco
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $5,892 average out-state tuition; $2,220 average in-state tuition
Southwestern Adventist University
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $16,680 average out-state tuition; $16,680 average in-state tuition
McLennan Community College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $4,104 average out-state tuition; $2,736 average in-state tuition
Southwestern Assemblies of God University
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $14,850 average out-state tuition; $14,850 average in-state tuition
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $28,720 average out-state tuition; $28,720 average in-state tuition
ATI Career Training Center-Waco
Less than 2 years (below associate); Private for profit
Popular Majors in Hillsboro
- General Studies
- Nursing - Registered Nurse Training (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)
- Business Administration and Management
- Pre-Nursing Studies
- Elementary Education
- Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
- Agricultural Business Management
- Computer Programming/Programmer
- Emergency Medical Technician (EMT Paramedic)
- Secondary Education
- English Language and Literature
- Health and Physical Education/Fitness
- Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science
- Computer and Information Sciences