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Best Colleges in Texas

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Institutional Characteristics

The following table compares the basic academic information between best schools in Texas. By school type, there are 5 public and 5 private schools in best schools in Texas. By school level, all 10 schools are 4 years or high institutes.
Academic Comparison - Best Schools In Texas
RankNameLocationType/LevelHighest DegreeOffered Degree
1 Rice UniversityHouston, TXPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeBachelor, Master, Doctorate
2 Trinity UniversitySan Antonio, TXPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsMaster's DegreeBachelor, Master
3 The University of Texas at AustinAustin, TXPublic, 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeCertificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
4 Southern Methodist UniversityDallas, TXPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeBachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
5 Texas A & M University-College StationCollege Station, TXPublic, 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeCertificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
6 The University of Texas at DallasRichardson, TXPublic, 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeBachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
7 Texas Christian UniversityFort Worth, TXPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeCertificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
8 Baylor UniversityWaco, TXPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeBachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
9 Texas State UniversitySan Marcos, TXPublic, 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeBachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
10 University of HoustonHouston, TXPublic, 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeBachelor, Master, Doctorate

Key Facts Comparison

The average tuition & fees of best schools in Texas is $28,654 for State residents and $41,933 for out-of-state students. The average acceptance rate is 53.60% and graduation rate is 77.20%. The following table compares key facts for each schools including acceptance rate, graduation rate, tuition, student to faculty ratio, and student population.
Key Facts Comparison Between Best Schools In Texas
RankNameTuition & FeesAcceptance RateGraduation RateStudent Faculty RatioStudent Population
1 Rice University $51,107 11% 94% 6:17,643
2 Trinity University $46,456 34% 79% 9:12,677
3 The University of Texas at Austin $11,448 / $40,032 32% 88% 18:150,476
4 Southern Methodist University $58,540 53% 81% 11:112,373
5 Texas A & M University-College Station $12,783 / $39,340 63% 83% 20:170,418
6 The University of Texas at Dallas $13,992 / $38,970 79% 69% 25:128,669
7 Texas Christian University $51,660 48% 82% 13:111,379
8 Baylor University $49,246 68% 79% 14:119,297
9 Texas State University $10,855 / $22,307 85% 55% 22:137,812
10 University of Houston $9,457 / $21,673 63% 62% 22:147,090
Average$28,654 / $41,93353.60%77.20%16.00:128,783
The ranking data is provided by CollegeEvaluator. We compare the schools that ranked top 10 in Texasand in top 500 ranking for all colleges and universities in United States.