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Number of
4-year colleges in Texas

864,873

Students attending
4-year colleges in Texas

$15,240

Average
in-state tuition

$18,108

Average
out-of-state tuition

Best colleges in Texas 2019

Austin College

Sherman, TX

250 Forbes

Best colleges in Texas 2019

Austin College

Sherman, TX

Total undergraduates: 1,288
Acceptance rate: 52%
Average annual cost: $21,893
Average salary: $48,300
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Best colleges in Texas 2019

Baylor University

Waco, TX

211 Forbes

Best colleges in Texas 2019

Baylor University

Waco, TX

Total undergraduates: 14,951
Acceptance rate: 38%
Average annual cost: $37,745
Average salary: $49,400
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Best colleges in Texas 2019

Rice University

Houston, TX

22 Forbes

Best colleges in Texas 2019

Rice University

Houston, TX

Total undergraduates: 4,036
Acceptance rate: 15%
Average annual cost: $24,131
Average salary: $64,300
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Best colleges in Texas 2019

Southern Methodist University

Dallas, TX

98 Forbes

Best colleges in Texas 2019

Southern Methodist University

Dallas, TX

Total undergraduates: 6,917
Acceptance rate: 48%
Average annual cost: $36,458
Average salary: $57,300
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Best colleges in Texas 2019

Southwestern University

Georgetown, TX

286 Forbes

Best colleges in Texas 2019

Southwestern University

Georgetown, TX

Total undergraduates: 1,536
Acceptance rate: 43%
Average annual cost: $27,008
Average salary: $50,000
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Best colleges in Texas 2019

Texas A & M University - College Station

College Station, TX

115 Forbes

Best colleges in Texas 2019

Texas A & M University - College Station

College Station, TX

Total undergraduates: 53,515
Acceptance rate: 70%
Average annual cost: -
Average salary: $55,500
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Best colleges in Texas 2019

Texas Christian University

Fort Worth, TX

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

Best colleges in Texas 2019

Texas Christian University

Fort Worth, TX

Total undergraduates: 9,258
Acceptance rate: 41%
Average annual cost: $35,363
Average salary: $49,900
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Best colleges in Texas 2019

The University of Texas at Austin

Austin, TX

91 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 2019

The University of Texas at Austin

Austin, TX

Total undergraduates: 42,827
Acceptance rate: 36%
Average annual cost: -
Average salary: $54,900
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Best colleges in Texas 2019

Trinity University

San Antonio, TX

90 Forbes

Best colleges in Texas 2019

Trinity University

San Antonio, TX

Total undergraduates: 2,406
Acceptance rate: 38%
Average annual cost: $28,540
Average salary: $54,600
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Best colleges in Texas 2019

University of Dallas

Irving, TX

225 Forbes

Best colleges in Texas 2019

University of Dallas

Irving, TX

Total undergraduates: 1,505
Acceptance rate: 47%
Average annual cost: $26,657
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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