Texas Best Colleges Comparison

View the Texas Best Colleges Comparison and compare the schools with key academic characteristics such as tuition and test scores to get right decision.
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Colleges In Texas Statistics

There are 478 colleges in Texas - 116 public and 362 private schools. The 2020 average undergraduate tuition & fees of the schools is $16,135 and the average graduate tuition & fees is $17,367. The average SAT scores of enrolled students is 1,088 and the average acceptance rate is 73% for Texas Best Colleges Comparison.
Next table shows the key academic facts for all colleges in Texas. You may want to check more statistics and compare all Texas colleges at Texas Statistics page.
2019-2020 Colleges In Texas Statistics
Top 20 colleges in TexasAll colleges in Texas
Number of Schools20 schools
(9 public, 11 private)
478 schools
(116 public, 362 private)
Undergraduate Tuition & Fees$10,811 (in-state)
$36,338 (out-of-state)
$6,172 (in-state)
$16,135 (out-of-state)
Graduate Tuition & Fees$10,052 (in-state)
$25,479 (out-of-state)
$7,765 (in-state)
$17,367 (out-of-state)
Average Financial Aid$18,721$6,286
Test Scores1,225 SAT, 27 ACT 1,088 SAT, 22 ACT
Acceptance Rate65.10% 72.59%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)30.30% 36.85%
Population406,2531,719,801
Undergraduate319,5821,516,975
Graduate86,671202,826
Graduation Rate68.25%52.88%
Transfer-out Rate14.70%18.84%
Students to Faculty Ratio16.00 to 117.16 to 1

Top Colleges In Texas Comparison

Next table lists the top 20 colleges in Texas for academic year 2019-2020. Rice University ranked top in the Texas Best Colleges Comparison and Trinity University and The University of Texas at Austin follows it. The 2020 average tuition & fees is $36,338 for undergraduate programs $25,479 for graduate programs. The average SAT score of the top colleges in Texas is 1,225 and the acceptance rate is 65.10%. The average students to faculty ratio is 16.00 to 1 for top colleges in Texas. You can sort the schools by clicking column name that you want to sort.
2019-2020 Top colleges in Texas Comparison
Rank*NameTuition & FeesAverage Financial AidPopulationAcceptance RateTest ScoresStudents to Faculty Ratio
1 Rice University
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Private, 4 yearsHouston, TX
$51,107 $43,615 7,64311% 1,515 SAT
35 ACT
6 to 1
2 Trinity University
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Private, 4 yearsSan Antonio, TX
$46,456 $28,976 2,67734% 1,335 SAT
30 ACT
9 to 1
3 The University of Texas at Austin
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Public, 4 yearsAustin, TX
$40,032
($11,448)
$10,643 50,47632% 1,340 SAT
30 ACT
17 to 1
4 Southern Methodist University
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Private, 4 yearsDallas, TX
$58,540 $34,874 12,37353% 1,350 SAT
31 ACT
11 to 1
5 Texas A & M University-College Station
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Public, 4 yearsCollege Station, TX
$40,526
($12,296)
$9,793 70,41863% 1,270 SAT
29 ACT
19 to 1
6 The University of Texas at Dallas
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Public, 4 yearsRichardson, TX
$38,970
($13,992)
$12,033 28,66979% 1,335 SAT
30 ACT
25 to 1
7 Texas Christian University
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Private, 4 yearsFort Worth, TX
$51,660 $27,036 11,37948% 1,215 SAT
28 ACT
13 to 1
8 Baylor University
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Private, 4 yearsWaco, TX
$49,246 $24,605 19,29768% 1,290 SAT
29 ACT
15 to 1
9 Texas State University
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Public, 4 yearsSan Marcos, TX
$22,307
($10,855)
$7,757 37,81285% 1,095 SAT
23 ACT
22 to 1
10 University of Houston
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Public, 4 yearsHouston, TX
$21,673
($9,457)
$6,544 47,09063% 1,215 SAT
25 ACT
23 to 1
11 Texas Tech University
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Public, 4 yearsLubbock, TX
$23,870
($11,600)
$6,988 40,32270% 1,155 SAT
25 ACT
19 to 1
12 LeTourneau University
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Private, 4 yearsLongview, TX
$32,490 $17,142 3,12256% 1,220 SAT
26 ACT
15 to 1
13 University of Dallas
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Private, 4 yearsIrving, TX
$45,160 $29,021 2,48954% 1,240 SAT
27 ACT
12 to 1
14 St. Mary's University
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Private, 4 yearsSan Antonio, TX
$33,720 $23,795 3,45885% 1,120 SAT
23 ACT
12 to 1
15 University of Houston-Clear Lake
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Public, 4 yearsHouston, TX
$20,752
($7,504)
$6,011 9,05381% 1,085 SAT
22 ACT
17 to 1
16 Austin College
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Private, 4 yearsSherman, TX
$42,590 $32,227 1,30249% 1,210 SAT
26 ACT
12 to 1
17 The University of Texas at Tyler
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Public, 4 yearsTyler, TX
$23,250
($9,060)
$7,903 9,78192% 1,125 SAT
23 ACT
19 to 1
18 University of St Thomas
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Private, 4 yearsHouston, TX
$31,560 $21,186 3,69296% 1,151 SAT
23 ACT
14 to 1
19 University of North Texas
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Public, 4 yearsDenton, TX
$20,906
($11,090)
$8,857 40,95384% 1,145 SAT
24 ACT
26 to 1
20 Dallas Baptist University
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Private, 4 yearsDallas, TX
$31,940 $15,417 4,24799% 1,090 SAT
24 ACT
14 to 1
Average$36,338
($10,811)
$18,721 406,25365.10% 1,225 SAT
26.6500 ACT
16.00 to 1
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All data used in our site is from IPEDS (The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System), U.S. Department of Education, academic year 2019-2020