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Number of
4-year colleges in Texas

871,264

Students attending
4-year colleges in Texas

$14,795

Average
in-state tuition

$17,616

Average
out-of-state tuition

Best colleges in Texas 2018

Austin College

Sherman, TX

281 Forbes

Best colleges in Texas 2018

Austin College

Sherman, TX

Total undergraduates: 1,276
Acceptance rate: 53%
Average annual cost: $23,051
Average salary: $48,300
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Best colleges in Texas 2018

Baylor University

Waco, TX

185 Forbes

Best colleges in Texas 2018

Baylor University

Waco, TX

Total undergraduates: 14,785
Acceptance rate: 39%
Average annual cost: $36,294
Average salary: $49,400
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Best colleges in Texas 2018

Rice University

Houston, TX

30 Forbes

Best colleges in Texas 2018

Rice University

Houston, TX

Total undergraduates: 4,051
Acceptance rate: 15%
Average annual cost: $22,061
Average salary: $64,300
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Best colleges in Texas 2018

Southern Methodist University

Dallas, TX

116 Forbes

Best colleges in Texas 2018

Southern Methodist University

Dallas, TX

Total undergraduates: 6,866
Acceptance rate: 48%
Average annual cost: $37,499
Average salary: $57,300
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Best colleges in Texas 2018

Southwestern University

Georgetown, TX

263 Forbes

Best colleges in Texas 2018

Southwestern University

Georgetown, TX

Total undergraduates: 1,559
Acceptance rate: 45%
Average annual cost: $25,622
Average salary: $50,000
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Best colleges in Texas 2018

Texas A & M University - College Station

College Station, TX

142 Forbes

Best colleges in Texas 2018

Texas A & M University - College Station

College Station, TX

Total undergraduates: 51,788
Acceptance rate: 67%
Average annual cost: -
Average salary: $55,500
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Best colleges in Texas 2018

Texas Christian University

Fort Worth, TX

210 Forbes
To educate individuals to think and act as ethical leaders and responsible citizens in the global community.

Best colleges in Texas 2018

Texas Christian University

Fort Worth, TX

Total undergraduates: 9,261
Acceptance rate: 37%
Average annual cost: $33,362
Average salary: $49,900
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Best colleges in Texas 2018

The University of Texas at Austin

Austin, TX

93 Forbes
The mission of The University of Texas at Austin is to achieve excellence in the interrelated areas of undergraduate education, graduate education, research and public service. The university provides superior and comprehensive educational opportunities at the baccalaureate through doctoral and special professional educational levels. The university co

Best colleges in Texas 2018

The University of Texas at Austin

Austin, TX

Total undergraduates: 42,193
Acceptance rate: 40%
Average annual cost: $26,233
Average salary: $54,900
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Best colleges in Texas 2018

Trinity University

San Antonio, TX

96 Forbes

Best colleges in Texas 2018

Trinity University

San Antonio, TX

Total undergraduates: 2,298
Acceptance rate: 40%
Average annual cost: $28,569
Average salary: $54,600
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Best colleges in Texas 2018

University of Dallas

Irving, TX

276 Forbes

Best colleges in Texas 2018

University of Dallas

Irving, TX

Total undergraduates: 1,474
Acceptance rate: 80%
Average annual cost: $25,197
Average salary: $44,500
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Our Methodology

We show up to 10 universities for our "best colleges" section. These universities are chosen based on Forbes or US News rank (depending on what you've chosen) and sorted alphabetically. If there are fewer than 10 universities that are Forbes (or US News) ranked, we add alphabetically. Forbes' 2016 Rank of America's Best Colleges factors in post-graduate success (including salaries and awards like MacArthur Fellowships, National Academy of Sciences seats, and performing arts honors), student debt, student satisfaction, graduation rate, and academic success (which includes how many students go on to get advanced degrees or receive prestigious fellowships).

Read more about the rankings. US News' 2016 Best Colleges Rankings are also based on a variety of factors, including graduation and retention rates, undergraduate academic reputation, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources, graduation rate, and alumni giving rate. Read more about their methodology. You can also sign up for a free RaiseMe profile to customize your college search by location, popular majors and more!

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