To identify the Best Colleges in Texas for 2019 we averaged the results from the most respected college ranking systems (Niche.com + US News & World Report) from around the web to produce an entirely unique CollegeReviews Score for each school. And then ordered the schools based on that ranking. You won’t find a more exhaustive ranking of the best colleges and universities in Texas anywhere.

Texas Colleges & Universities

Over 500 colleges, universities, career schools, technical schools, and community colleges are located in Texas. Many of Texas’ schools are in the metropolitan areas of Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, Austin, San Antonio and El Paso, but smaller towns and cities also flourish solely due to the population of students.

Texas A&M University and Texas Tech University are two of Texas ‘ most renowned and popular colleges. Top ranked Rice University leads the list of private schools and the options for public schools are provided by Austin Texas University.

The Texas State Technical College System runs four schools throughout the state under its name. There are also numerous community colleges, and trade schools as well. Every major city in the state has its own state college system as well as the Austin Community College system.

Regional Information about Texas

Regional Information About Texas
Major Cities: Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston
Attractions: The Alamo, President Kennedy and the Sixth Floor Museum, Dallas, Space Center Houston.
Cost of Living: Best Places Texas Cost of Living
Popular Schools: Rice University, University of Texas-Austin, Southern Methodist University.

Popular College Rankings In Texas

Best Christian Colleges
Best Online Trade Schools
Best Culinary Schools

About Our Methodology

Our methodology for determining the best colleges in Texas takes both editorial rankings from US News & World Report, Times Higher Education and combines it with student rankings from Niche.com. We weight student rankings higher giving them about a 80% weighted score vs editorial rankings. Thus creating a more accurate viewpoint of the best colleges in any given state.

  1. Rice University
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  2. University of Texas - Austin
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  3. Southern Methodist University
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  4. Texas A&M University
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  5. Trinity University - Texas
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  6. Texas Christian University
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  7. Baylor University
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  8. Texas Tech University
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  9. Baptist Health System School of Health Professions
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  10. Southwestern University
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  11. University of Texas - Dallas
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  12. University of Houston
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  13. LeTourneau University
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  14. Austin College
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  15. University of Dallas
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  16. St. Mary's University - Texas
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  17. Texas State University
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  18. University of North Texas
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  19. University of St. Thomas - Texas
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  20. Dallas Baptist University
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