EUGENE, Ore., Oct. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- College Choice, a leading authority in college and university rankings and resources, has published its 2016 ranking for the Best Colleges in Texas.
Texas is the second-largest state in the United States. It's also home to nearly 27 million people, and a good portion of them are getting ready to go to college.
It'll come as no surprise to anyone that Texas has one of the most diverse sets of public and private colleges in the nation. With over 35 public schools and even more private schools, students definitely have a large range of choices when it comes to their undergraduate and graduate education.
And in Texas, this becomes even easier with a state law that makes it easier for ambitious students to go to college.
Christian Amondson, Managing Editor of College Choice, said this of the ranking: "Many students attending school at the best universities in Texas are doing so free of charge due to the infamous affirmative action policy the 'Top 10% Rule,' which assures Texas scholars in the top ten percent of their class access to all state-funded institutes of higher ed. With three Tier One research institutions, policies like these are helpful to students looking to conduct innovative research and explore new intellectual and academic terrain."
College Choice focused on a few key factors for the 2016 ranking of the Best Colleges in Texas. This included a school's tuition and financial assistance services, reputation, student retention, and overall student life atmosphere. This information was researched and found using individual school websites, ranking institutions such as U.S. News and World Report, and statistical education websites.
The College Choice 2016 ranking for the Best Colleges in Texas is led by Rice University; it is followed closely by Trinity University and the University of Texas at Austin.
The complete ranking is as follows:
Abilene Christian University, Abilene, TX
Austin College, Sherman, TX
Baptist University of the Americas, San Antonio, TX
Baylor University, Waco, TX
Dallas Baptist University, Dallas, TX
East Texas Baptist University, Marshall, TX
Hardin-Simmons University, Abilene, TX
Howard Payne University, Brownwood, TX
Lamar University, Beaumont, TX
LeTourneau University, Longview, TX
Lubbock Christian University, Lubbock, TX
McMurry University, Abilene, TX
Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, TX
Our Lady of the Lake University, San Antonio, TX
Prairie View A&M University, Prairie View, TX
Rice University, Houston, TX
Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX
South Texas College, McAllen, TX
Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
Southwestern University, Georgetown, TX
St. Edward's University, Austin, TX
St. Mary's University, San Antonio, TX
Texas A&M International University, Laredo, TX
Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
Texas A&M University - Commerce, Commerce, TX
Texas A&M University - Kingsville, Kingsville, TX
Texas A&M University - Texarkana, Texarkana, TX
Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX
Texas Lutheran University, Seguin, TX
Texas State University, San Marcos, TX
Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
Texas Wesleyan University, Fort Worth, TX
Texas Woman's University, Denton, TX
Trinity University, San Antonio, TX
University of Dallas, Irving, TX
University of Houston, Houston, TX
University of Houston - Clear Lake, Houston, TX
University of Houston at Victoria, Victoria, TX
University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, Belton, TX
University of North Texas, Denton, TX
University of St. Thomas, Houston, TX
University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX
University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX
University of Texas at Brownsville, Odessa, TX
University of Texas at Dallas, Irving, TX
University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX
University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, TX
University Texas of the Permian Basin, Odessa, TX
Wayland Baptist University, Plainview, TX
West Texas A&M University, Canyon, TX
College Choice is the leading authority in college and university rankings, searches and resources dedicated to helping students and their families find the right college. The site publishes rankings and reviews that make finding the best colleges for different interests easier and more fun, as well as resources to help students get into, pay for, and thrive at the college of their choice.
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