Education

Below is a comprehensive listing of educational opportunities in and around Fort Davis, scholarship and financial aid information, lifelong learning and graduate degree resources, along with resources and support for distance learning students.

Fort Davis Public Schools

There are two public schools in Fort Davis, offering instructions to students from pre-k to 12th grade.

Financial Aid & Scholarships for Texas Students

Colleges and Career Schools in the Fort Davis Area

While most higher education opportunities are at least 100 miles away from Fort Davis, one university is located about a half hour’s drive away.

  • Sul Ross University: A 4-year school located in nearby Alpine, approximately 25 miles from Fort Davis, offering bachelor’s and graduate degrees.
  • University of Texas of the Permian Basin: Part of the University of Texas system offering 4-year and graduate degrees, approximately 150 miles from Fort Davis.
  • Midland College: A school offering 2- and 4-year degrees to students from rural areas of Texas, located in Midland, approximately 170 miles from Fort Davis.
  • Odessa College-Pecos: An extension college offering career instruction and degrees, approximately 100 miles from Fort Davis.

Higher Education Online & Distance Learning

Because of Fort Davis’ rural location, online learning is a useful tool for residents of the area who wish to earn a postsecondary degree or training.

Graduate & Small Business Education

Continuing Education & Enrichment

Internationally recognized art mecca Marfa, Texas is a mere 20-minute drive south from Fort Davis. Here, visitors will find dozen of art galleries and plentiful opportunities to expand their learning, with classes from art to Zumba. Residents and visitors to Fort Davis will also find enrichment opportunities in town as well.

The Historical Society and museum is located on the historic San Antonio-El Paso Road/Southern Overland Trail. It contains many unique and varied displays depicting early life in the West including the original Valentine Post Office and telephone switchboard, early medical paraphernalia, a restored pioneer settlers kitchen, an original curling machine, and numerous early photographs of pioneer settlers and buildings. The Museum is owned and operated by The Fort Davis Historical Society. Donations Accepted.

Hours: 1pm to 5pm Tuesday through Sunday. Closed Mondays. Closed December, January and February. Educational programs and guided tours available. Special tours may be arranged by contacting Pat Draheim (432) 426-3404.

Phone: (432) 426-3404
Physical Address: 511 N. Fort St. (at 3rd St.), Fort Davis, TX 79734

A private, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that provides free spay and neuter options and community education programs. ROMP’s goal is to make spay and neuter a humanely acceptable and viable means to reduce pet overpopulation, suffering and homelessness.

“Stop Pet Overpopulation Today” (SPOT), our targeted low-income spay/neuter program, subsidizes the surgery provided by local area veterinary clinics to pets of qualified residents in Presidio, Jeff Davis, Brewster and Culberson Counties.

“ROMP in the Classroom” brings humane education to elementary school children.

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Website:  Phone: (432) 363-4738
Email: info@rompmarfa.org
Address: P.O. Box 1456, Marfa, TX 79843