What Is Ustmax Center?

USTMAX Center is a micro-campus of University of St. Thomas that expands the reach of UST’s mission and education programs into Montgomery County. USTMAX offers an array of online programs including associate degrees in technology and cybersecurity; certificate programs; bachelor's degrees; and graduate degrees in education, business, theology and more. The micro-campus is also an onsite support location for UST students and a gathering place for alumni.

In addition to offering online degrees, USTMAX serves as a location to engage with the community by providing arts and cultural events, information sessions, continuing education opportunities and more.

Information Sessions

Leisure Learning

These are non-credit courses for adults offered on a wide variety of subjects.

Luminary Lectures

Lunch and Learn

Join us for our free quarterly Lunch and Learn events that are geared toward the business community.

Find the online program that's right for you

USTMAX Center offers online liberal arts education to empower students with the knowledge, integrity, and skills needed to succeed, wherever they may be. Choose from several degree and certificate programs, all 100% online and flexible, to jump-start or advance your career.

Dr Ludwick President of UST

Dr. Richard Ludwick

UST President

USTMAX Center is on the leading edge of higher education offering programs and partnerships that are helping Montgomery County grow.

Dr Ludwick President of UST

Dr. Carla E. Alsandor

Chief University Services Officer

The USTMAX Center is an innovative micro-campus located in the heart of Conroe where we serve the educational interests and needs of people in and around Montgomery County.


Mayor Jody Czajkoski

City of Conroe

We have to keep in mind that we are raising and educating the future leaders of our country. I think we need to be educating and looking for the next Saint of our day.


Dr. Nicole Walters

Dean, UST Kolbe School of Innovation and Professional Studies

We are committed to providing students with a high-quality academic program that will provide access and entry into a world of Cybersecurity, Networking Technology, and Electronic Technology.


Brenda Banegas

Recruitment Counselor

The University of St. Thomas’ presence in Conroe through the USTMAX Center makes it possible for us to better serve the growing community of Montgomery County.


Healthcare Careers Start Here!

Through our partnership with CALRegional, we provide students with high-quality healthcare training programs in some of the most in-demand job sectors.

  • Clinical Medical Assistant (hybrid)
  • Phlebotomy Technician (hybrid)
  • Billing & Coding Specialist (100% online)
  • EKG Technician (100% online)

See Upcoming Classes.    Enroll today!

Student Support

Online classes. Onsite support.

UST Students are welcome to come study or login for classes at USTMAX Center. Enjoy access to free wi-fi, student laptops and smart monitors with Zoom connections.


St. Maximilian Kolbe

We derive our inspiration from St. Maximilian Kolbe, known to many as the patron saint of innovation. Learn more about our Patron Saint: Dr. Richard L. Ludwick shares about St. Maximilian Kolbe


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