Best Colleges in Texas

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October 5, 2021

Top 100 Highlights Schools with Best Combination of Program Quality, Career Resources

SAN FRANCISCO (PR WEB) May 4, 2017 –, a leading resource provider for higher education and career information, has ranked the best colleges in Texas for 2017 based on analysis of degree programs, career resources and other student data. 50 four-year colleges and universities were highlighted for overall quality, with Rice University, Trinity University, Southern Methodist University, LeTourneau University and the University of Texas at Austin ranking as the top five. 50 two-year schools also made the list, with Texas State Technical College Waco, Western Texas College, Galveston College, Del Mar College and Navarro College coming in as the top five. All winning schools are listed below.

“As Texas’ economy continues to grow, more job seekers are bolstering their resumes by earning a certificate or degree,” said Wes Ricketts, senior vice president of “Not only do these Texas colleges provide excellent academic opportunities, they also offer employment and career services that contribute to student success in the job market after college.”

To be included on the “Best Colleges in Texas” list, all schools must be regionally accredited and not-for-profit institutions. Each college is ranked on a variety of data points, including number of degree programs offered, annual alumni earnings 10 years after entering college, career services, academic counseling, financial aid availability and graduation rates.

Complete details on each college, their individual scores and the data and methodology used to determine the “Best Colleges in Texas” list, visit

The Best Four-Year Colleges in Texas for 2017 include:
  • Abilene Christian University
  • Austin College
  • Baylor University
  • Dallas Baptist University
  • Dallas Christian College
  • Hardin-Simmons University
  • Houston Baptist University
  • Howard Payne University
  • LeTourneau University
  • Lubbock Christian University
  • McMurry University
  • Midwestern State University
  • Rice University
  • Saint Edward's University
  • Sam Houston State University
  • Southern Methodist University
  • Southwestern Adventist University
  • Southwestern University
  • St Mary's University
  • Stephen F Austin State University
  • Tarleton State University
  • Texas A & M International University
  • Texas A & M University-College Station
  • Texas A & M University-Commerce
  • Texas Christian University
  • Texas Lutheran University
  • Texas State University
  • Texas Tech University
  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
  • Texas Woman's University
  • The University of Texas at Arlington
  • The University of Texas at Austin
  • The University of Texas at Dallas
  • The University of Texas at El Paso
  • The University of Texas at Tyler
  • The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
  • The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
  • The University of Texas of the Permian Basin
  • The University of Texas-Pan American
  • Trinity University
  • University of Dallas
  • University of Houston
  • University of Houston-Clear Lake
  • University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
  • University of North Texas
  • University of St Thomas
  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
  • University of the Incarnate Word
  • Wayland Baptist University
  • West Texas A & M University
The Best Two-Year Colleges in Texas for 2017 include the following schools:
  • Alvin Community College
  • Amarillo College
  • Angelina College
  • Austin Community College District
  • Blinn College
  • Brookhaven College
  • Central Texas College
  • Cisco College
  • Coastal Bend College
  • College of the Mainland
  • Collin College
  • Del Mar College
  • Eastfield College
  • El Paso Community College
  • Frank Phillips College
  • Galveston College
  • Grayson College
  • Hill College
  • Houston Community College
  • Howard College
  • Kilgore College
  • Lamar Institute of Technology
  • Lamar State College-Port Arthur
  • Lee College
  • Lone Star College
  • McLennan Community College
  • Navarro College
  • North Central Texas College
  • North Lake College
  • Northeast Texas Community College
  • Northwest Vista College
  • Odessa College
  • Palo Alto College
  • Panola College
  • Richland College
  • San Antonio College
  • San Jacinto College
  • South Plains College
  • St Philip's College
  • Tarrant County College District
  • Temple College
  • Texas State Technical College - West Texas
  • Texas State Technical College-Waco
  • Trinity Valley Community College
  • Tyler Junior College
  • Vernon College
  • Victoria College
  • Weatherford College
  • Western Texas College
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