Best Colleges in Texas

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Texas is not lacking in self-esteem. From huge barbecue platters to ten-gallon hats, this Southern state is loud, proud, and a wonderful place to indulge in university life. Texas is home to 36 different public universities, as well as a multitude of private colleges. The state has also played host to a women’s university since 1901, which also happens to be the largest nursing doctoral program in the nation.* With a 5.2% unemployment rate, chances are good you’ll find a start to your career after graduation. With diplomas in hand, many new graduates go on to work in hospitals, technology centers, and a variety of other fields. And they’re happy doing it, as Texas ranked 7th in the country for happiness at work.* Local job opportunities include Blue Bell Creameries, Bartlett Electric Cooperative, and the OpenSpirit Corporation.*

On your downtime, take in some great country music, go to a football game, or test your taste limits on the state’s countless hot sauces. In Dallas, the Lakewood Yacht Club is home to great lunch items and a full service bar attracting people of all kinds. Tap into your science side at the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center. Go back in time for an education at the Alamo, Houston Museum of Natural Sciences, or the USS Lexington. Finally, join in with the “biggest” football state in the country and battle it out between Cowboys and Texans fans. You’ll be sure to make some big memories and a big impact here in the Lone Star State.

*Bureau of Labor Statistics *Wikipedia, “List of colleges and universities in Texas”, “List of Companies based in Texas” *www.traveltex.com *www.alternet.org
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Best Four Year Universities in Texas

Rank School Name Location Description   Rating
1 Rice University Houston, TX

Rice University offers 238 Degree programs. It's a medium sized private university in a large city. In 2015, 2,421 students graduated with students earning 1,440 Bachelor's degrees, 765 Master's degrees, and 216 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 4 Reviews
2 The University of Texas at Austin Austin, TX

The University of Texas at Austin offers 371 Degree programs. It's a large public university in a large city. In 2015, 16,205 students graduated with students earning 10,022 Bachelor's degrees, 3,383 Master's degrees, 1,451 Doctoral degrees, and 1,349 Certificates degrees.

Based on 100 Reviews
3 Southern Methodist University Dallas, TX

Southern Methodist University offers 290 Degree programs. It's a medium sized private university in a large suburb. In 2015, 4,061 students graduated with students earning 1,988 Bachelor's degrees, 1,659 Master's degrees, 329 Doctoral degrees, and 85 Certificates degrees.

Based on 20 Reviews
4 Texas Christian University Fort Worth, TX

Texas Christian University offers 230 Degree programs. It's a medium sized private university in a large city. In 2015, 2,934 students graduated with students earning 2,300 Bachelor's degrees, 481 Master's degrees, 125 Doctoral degrees, and 28 Certificates degrees.

Based on 12 Reviews
5 Trinity University San Antonio, TX

Trinity University offers 136 Degree programs. It's a small private university in a large city. In 2015, 805 students graduated with students earning 696 Bachelor's degrees, and 109 Master's degrees.

6 Baylor University Waco, TX

Baylor University offers 263 Degree programs. It's a large private university in a mid sized city. In 2015, 4,363 students graduated with students earning 3,373 Bachelor's degrees, 682 Master's degrees, 301 Doctoral degrees, and 7 Certificates degrees.

Based on 36 Reviews
7 The University of Texas at Dallas Richardson, TX

The University of Texas at Dallas offers 148 Degree programs. It's a large public university in a small city. In 2015, 7,274 students graduated with students earning 3,372 Bachelor's degrees, 3,209 Master's degrees, 472 Certificates degrees, and 221 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 20 Reviews
8 Texas A & M University-College Station College Station, TX

Texas A & M University-College Station offers 413 Degree programs. It's a large public university in a small city. In 2015, 15,453 students graduated with students earning 10,815 Bachelor's degrees, 2,887 Master's degrees, 1,540 Doctoral degrees, and 211 Certificates degrees.

Based on 92 Reviews
9 Dallas Baptist University Dallas, TX

Dallas Baptist University offers 170 Degree programs. It's a medium sized private university in a large city. In 2015, 1,501 students graduated with students earning 837 Bachelor's degrees, 592 Master's degrees, 34 Certificates degrees, 31 Doctoral degrees, and 7 Associate's degrees.

Based on 4 Reviews
10 LeTourneau University Longview, TX

LeTourneau University offers 153 Degree programs. It's a small private university in a small city. In 2015, 624 students graduated with students earning 475 Bachelor's degrees, 138 Master's degrees, and 11 Associate's degrees.

Best Community Colleges in Texas

Rank School Name Location Description   Rating
1 Vista College El Paso, TX

Vista College offers 36 Degree programs. It's a medium sized private college in a large city. In 2015, 3,377 students graduated with students earning 2,736 Certificates degrees, and 641 Associate's degrees.

2 Odessa College Odessa, TX

Odessa College offers 133 Degree programs. It's a medium sized public college in a small city. In 2015, 1,466 students graduated with students earning 856 Certificates degrees, and 610 Associate's degrees.

3 Vernon College Vernon, TX

Vernon College offers 44 Degree programs. It's a small public college in a outlying rural. In 2015, 895 students graduated with students earning 642 Certificates degrees, and 253 Associate's degrees.

4 Western Texas College Snyder, TX

Western Texas College offers 44 Degree programs. It's a small public college in a remote town. In 2015, 348 students graduated with students earning 186 Associate's degrees, and 162 Certificates degrees.

5 Lone Star College System The Woodlands, TX

Lone Star College System offers 124 Degree programs. It's a very large public college in a small city. In 2015, 8,819 students graduated with students earning 5,707 Associate's degrees, and 3,112 Certificates degrees.

Based on 4 Reviews
6 Southwest Texas Junior College Uvalde, TX

Southwest Texas Junior College offers 52 Degree programs. It's a medium sized public college in a remote town. In 2015, 987 students graduated with students earning 589 Associate's degrees, and 398 Certificates degrees.

7 South Plains College Levelland, TX

South Plains College offers 128 Degree programs. It's a large public college in a far away town. In 2015, 1,474 students graduated with students earning 1,053 Associate's degrees, and 421 Certificates degrees.

8 Northwest Vista College San Antonio, TX

Northwest Vista College offers 97 Degree programs. It's a large public college in a large city. In 2015, 2,478 students graduated with students earning 2,256 Associate's degrees, and 222 Certificates degrees.

9 Laredo Community College Laredo, TX

Laredo Community College offers 56 Degree programs. It's a medium sized public college in a mid sized city. In 2015, 1,888 students graduated with students earning 948 Associate's degrees, and 940 Certificates degrees.

10 McLennan Community College Waco, TX

McLennan Community College offers 127 Degree programs. It's a large public college in a mid sized city. In 2015, 1,637 students graduated with students earning 1,194 Associate's degrees, and 443 Certificates degrees.

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School Logo School Name Average tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
Rice University Rice University Houston, TX
5/5
10 : 1 6,719
The University of Texas at Austin The University of Texas at Austin Austin, TX
3/5
18 : 1 50,950
Southern Methodist University Southern Methodist University Dallas, TX
5/5
14 : 1 11,643
Texas Christian University Texas Christian University Fort Worth, TX
5/5
15 : 1 10,323
Trinity University Trinity University San Antonio, TX
5/5
10 : 1 2,438
Baylor University Baylor University Waco, TX
5/5
16 : 1 16,787
The University of Texas at Dallas The University of Texas at Dallas Richardson, TX
3/5
28 : 1 24,554
Texas A & M University-College Station Texas A & M University-College Station College Station, TX
3/5
21 : 1 63,813
Dallas Baptist University Dallas Baptist University Dallas, TX
5/5
44 : 1 5,319
LeTourneau University LeTourneau University Longview, TX
5/5
20 : 1 2,795
University of North Texas University of North Texas Denton, TX
3/5
31 : 1 37,299
Texas Tech University Texas Tech University Lubbock, TX
3/5
25 : 1 35,859
Abilene Christian University Abilene Christian University Abilene, TX
5/5
17 : 1 4,544
University of Dallas University of Dallas Irving, TX
5/5
14 : 1 2,387
University of Houston University of Houston Houston, TX
3/5
30 : 1 42,704
Texas A & M University-Commerce Texas A & M University-Commerce Commerce, TX
2/5
44 : 1 12,928
St Mary's University St Mary's University San Antonio, TX
5/5
15 : 1 3,625
Texas State University Texas State University San Marcos, TX
3/5
28 : 1 37,979
Saint Edward's University Saint Edward's University Austin, TX
5/5
17 : 1 4,620
Sam Houston State University Sam Houston State University Huntsville, TX
2/5
26 : 1 20,031
The University of Texas at Arlington The University of Texas at Arlington Arlington, TX
3/5
39 : 1 41,988
Hardin-Simmons University Hardin-Simmons University Abilene, TX
5/5
14 : 1 2,112
Houston Baptist University Houston Baptist University Houston, TX
5/5
20 : 1 3,160
Prairie View A & M University Prairie View A & M University Prairie View, TX
3/5
22 : 1 8,315
University of St Thomas University of St Thomas Houston, TX
5/5
15 : 1 3,359

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