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Corpus Christi is the largest city in the Texas coastal region, and the main commercial area of the state. It is also one of the largest cities in the country by land area. Corpus Christi is the only city of the five largest to not have a downtown stadium of its own.


Corpus Christi is home to Texas A&M University and an assortment of other colleges and universities including Texas Southern University, The University of Houston, Houston Community College, Brazos State College, North Texas College, and many others. The city also houses the National Hurricane Center, which coordinates hurricane preparations and research.

There are a variety of major hospitals that serve the needs of both residents and visitors. Texas Medical Center, the hospital of the San Antonio Hospital System, has eight world class hospitals. This hospital has been ranked number one on the U.S. News and World Report's list of "America's Best Hospitals." It is the fourth largest hospital system in the United States, with nine thousand beds spread across five campuses, six geographical locations, and the internationally renowned Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

Christian World Hospital is the largest hospital system of the Christian sector in the world. It was created in 1937, and remains the largest hospital system in the world. It serves forty-eight states and sixty-two nationalities, with twenty-two centers, including six hundred-and-sixty beds spread across seventeen facilities.

The Christian World of Hope, a religious hospital, is the second largest medical center in the nation. It has fifteen medical units spread across four campus locations. There are also five residential communities within the system.

The College of Nursing is the largest college within the Corpus Christi College System. It is a two-year college that enrolls approximately thirty-five thousand students each year. It has four campuses, including Texas A&M University College of Nursing and Corpus Christi College of Nursing.

There are a variety of colleges and universities in Corpus Christi that are great for students who are looking for an educational experience that will allow them to learn and be prepared for a career after graduation. The Corpus Christi Community College District is the largest educational establishment in the city. They offer undergraduate, graduate, and online degrees and programs.

Texas is one of the most beautiful states in the United States and is dotted with many historic sights and sounds. Corpus Christi Texas, as well as the surrounding areas, make a great choice for first time visitors or retirees to the Lone Star State.