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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 $28,839 for State residents and $42,777 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 $52,895 11% 94% 6:17,643
2 Trinity University $47,392 34% 79% 9:12,677
3 The University of Texas at Austin $11,752 / $40,996 32% 88% 18:150,476
4 Southern Methodist University $60,236 53% 81% 11:112,373
5 Texas A & M University-College Station $13,239 / $40,134 63% 83% 20:170,418
6 The University of Texas at Dallas $14,564 / $39,776 79% 69% 25:128,669
7 Texas Christian University $51,660 48% 82% 13:111,379
8 Baylor University $50,232 68% 79% 14:119,297
9 Texas State University $11,135 / $22,559 85% 55% 22:137,812
10 University of Houston $9,699 / $21,891 63% 62% 22:147,090
Average$28,839 / $42,77753.60%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.