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Number of
4-year colleges in Texas

869,905

Students attending
4-year colleges in Texas

$15,151

Average
in-state tuition

$18,018

Average
out-of-state tuition

Best colleges in Texas 2018

Austin College

Sherman, TX

93 US News

Best colleges in Texas 2018

Austin College

Sherman, TX

Total undergraduates: 1,288
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

75 US News

Best colleges in Texas 2018

Baylor University

Waco, TX

Total undergraduates: 14,951
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

14 US News

Best colleges in Texas 2018

Rice University

Houston, TX

Total undergraduates: 4,036
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

61 US News

Best colleges in Texas 2018

Southern Methodist University

Dallas, TX

Total undergraduates: 6,917
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

96 US News

Best colleges in Texas 2018

Southwestern University

Georgetown, TX

Total undergraduates: 1,536
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

69 US News

Best colleges in Texas 2018

Texas A & M University - College Station

College Station, TX

Total undergraduates: 53,515
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

78 US News
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: 9,258
Acceptance rate: 37%
Average annual cost: $33,362
Average salary: $49,900
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Best colleges in Texas 2018

Texas Tech University

Lubbock, TX

176 US News

Best colleges in Texas 2018

Texas Tech University

Lubbock, TX

Total undergraduates: 32,154
Acceptance rate: 62%
Average annual cost: -
Average salary: $49,300
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Best colleges in Texas 2018

The University of Texas at Austin

Austin, TX

56 US News
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: 42,827
Acceptance rate: 40%
Average annual cost: $26,233
Average salary: $54,900
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Best colleges in Texas 2018

The University of Texas at Dallas

Richardson, TX

145 US News

Best colleges in Texas 2018

The University of Texas at Dallas

Richardson, TX

Total undergraduates: 18,764
Acceptance rate: 67%
Average annual cost: -
Average salary: $51,100
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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).

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