Best Texas Colleges

Ranked list of Colleges and Universities in Texas for 2024

There are 170 colleges and universities in Texas enrolling 1,571,537 students. Explore the list of top colleges in Texas below to begin your college search. The CollegeSimply rankings are objective and data-driven in order to help you find good matches for you. Learn how the Best Colleges rankings are calculated on our ranking methodology page. Whether you're searching for a good public, private or community college, this guide to universities in Texas offers a comprehensive view to the state's higher education options.

 Texas is home to nationally ranked institutions like Rice University, Trinity University, Southern Methodist University and The University of Texas at Austin. The highest ranked college in Texas is Rice University and the top rated public state college is The University of Texas at Austin.

Local college options can be explored in Houston, San Antonio, Dallas and Austin or other cities.


170 results

List of the Best Texas Colleges

The University of Texas of the Permian Basin
T
Odessa, TX

The University of Texas of the Permian Basin

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#19 Best Colleges in Texas

  • 5,534enrollment
  • $7,424net price
  • 65%acceptance rate
  • 920-1140SAT range
  • 17-23ACT range
  • 3.27Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 23

University of St Thomas
S
Houston, TX

University of St Thomas

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#20 Best Colleges in Texas

  • 3,877enrollment
  • $19,940net price
  • 98%acceptance rate
  • 1040-1220SAT range
  • 18-24ACT range
  • 3.53Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 15

Wayland Baptist University
W
Plainview, TX

Wayland Baptist University

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#21 Best Colleges in Texas

  • 3,508enrollment
  • $25,220net price
  • 81%acceptance rate
  • 900-1090SAT range
  • 16-23ACT range
  • 3.14Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 1

Texas State University
T
San Marcos, TX

Texas State University

Public 4 Year

9 reviews

#22 Best Colleges in Texas

  • 37,864enrollment
  • $13,750net price
  • 70%acceptance rate
  • 990-1180SAT range
  • 18-25ACT range
  • 3.38Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Jun 1

McMurry University
M
Abilene, TX

McMurry University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#23 Best Colleges in Texas

  • 1,145enrollment
  • $20,963net price
  • 78%acceptance rate
  • 1030-1230SAT range
  • 20-27ACT range
  • 3.7Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 15

Our Lady of the Lake University San Antonio
O
San Antonio, TX

Our Lady of the Lake University San Antonio

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#24 Best Colleges in Texas

  • 2,550enrollment
  • $18,671net price
  • 66%acceptance rate
  • 890-1070SAT range
  • 15-23ACT range
  • 3.55Avg GPA

Lubbock Christian University
L
Lubbock, TX

Lubbock Christian University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#25 Best Colleges in Texas

  • 1,661enrollment
  • $24,745net price
  • 95%acceptance rate
  • 940-1186SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.71Avg GPA

Applications Due Jun 1

Texas Lutheran University
T
Seguin, TX

Texas Lutheran University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#26 Best Colleges in Texas

  • 1,468enrollment
  • $19,128net price
  • 63%acceptance rate
  • 1020-1170SAT range
  • 19-24ACT range
  • 3.9Avg GPA

University of North Texas
N
Denton, TX

University of North Texas

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

#27 Best Colleges in Texas

  • 42,441enrollment
  • $13,781net price
  • 81%acceptance rate
  • 1010-1240SAT range
  • 19-26ACT range
  • 3.46Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 1

Houston Baptist University
H
Houston, TX

Houston Baptist University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#28 Best Colleges in Texas

  • 4,120enrollment
  • $18,782net price
  • 85%acceptance rate
  • 1040-1250SAT range
  • 22-27ACT range
  • 3.46Avg GPA

Texas Wesleyan University
T
Fort Worth, TX

Texas Wesleyan University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#29 Best Colleges in Texas

  • 2,531enrollment
  • $23,479net price
  • 58%acceptance rate
  • 920-1100SAT range
  • 16-22ACT range
  • 3.35Avg GPA

The University of Texas at Arlington
T
Arlington, TX

The University of Texas at Arlington

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

#30 Best Colleges in Texas

  • 45,949enrollment
  • $15,220net price
  • 93%acceptance rate
  • 1000-1220SAT range
  • 19-26ACT range
  • 3.43Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Jun 1

Hardin Simmons University
H
Abilene, TX

Hardin Simmons University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#31 Best Colleges in Texas

  • 1,937enrollment
  • $21,567net price
  • 95%acceptance rate
  • 970-1170SAT range
  • 18-23ACT range
  • 3.43Avg GPA

University of the Incarnate Word
T
San Antonio, TX

University of the Incarnate Word

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#32 Best Colleges in Texas

  • 7,508enrollment
  • $23,041net price
  • 94%acceptance rate
  • 920-1160SAT range
  • 17-23ACT range
  • 3.5Avg GPA

Texas A & M University Corpus Christi
T
Corpus Christi, TX

Texas A & M University Corpus Christi

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#33 Best Colleges in Texas

  • 10,762enrollment
  • $14,294net price
  • 91%acceptance rate
  • 970-1180SAT range
  • 18-25ACT range
  • 3.41Avg GPA

Applications Due Jul 1

Texas Woman's University
T
Denton, TX

Texas Woman's University

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

#34 Best Colleges in Texas

  • 16,338enrollment
  • $10,087net price
  • 96%acceptance rate
  • 950-1160SAT range
  • 17-25ACT range
  • 3.24Avg GPA

University of Mary Hardin Baylor
M
Belton, TX

University of Mary Hardin Baylor

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#35 Best Colleges in Texas

  • 3,732enrollment
  • $27,629net price
  • 99%acceptance rate
  • 970-1160SAT range
  • 19-25ACT range
  • 3.53Avg GPA

Texas A & M International University
T
Laredo, TX

Texas A & M International University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#36 Best Colleges in Texas

  • 8,455enrollment
  • $4,165net price
  • 54%acceptance rate
  • 910-1110SAT range
  • 15-20ACT range
  • 3.7Avg GPA