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

Tarleton State University
T
Stephenville, TX

Tarleton State University

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

#37 Best Colleges in Texas

  • 13,995enrollment
  • $15,181net price
  • 57%acceptance rate
  • 960-1140SAT range
  • 17-23ACT range
  • 3.21Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 1

Sam Houston State University
S
Huntsville, TX

Sam Houston State University

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

#38 Best Colleges in Texas

  • 21,612enrollment
  • $13,904net price
  • 97%acceptance rate
  • 950-1120SAT range
  • 18-23ACT range
  • 3.25Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 1

Stephen F Austin State University
S
Nacogdoches, TX

Stephen F Austin State University

Public 4 Year

8 reviews

#39 Best Colleges in Texas

  • 12,000enrollment
  • $12,649net price
  • 83%acceptance rate
  • 980-1160SAT range
  • 18-24ACT range
  • 3.26Estimated Avg GPA

Texas A & M University Kingsville
T
Kingsville, TX

Texas A & M University Kingsville

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#40 Best Colleges in Texas

  • 6,405enrollment
  • $13,466net price
  • 93%acceptance rate
  • 900-1120SAT range
  • 16-21ACT range
  • 3.45Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 1

Midwestern State University
M
Wichita Falls, TX

Midwestern State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#41 Best Colleges in Texas

  • 5,797enrollment
  • $10,094net price
  • 95%acceptance rate
  • 910-1100SAT range
  • 16-22ACT range
  • 3.2Estimated Avg GPA

West Texas A & M University
W
Canyon, TX

West Texas A & M University

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#42 Best Colleges in Texas

  • 9,602enrollment
  • $13,105net price
  • 97%acceptance rate
  • 980-1188SAT range
  • 18-24ACT range
  • 3.61Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 1

Schreiner University
S
Kerrville, TX

Schreiner University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#43 Best Colleges in Texas

  • 1,103enrollment
  • $25,771net price
  • 84%acceptance rate
  • 970-1160SAT range
  • 18-24ACT range
  • 3.3Avg GPA

Angelo State University
A
San Angelo, TX

Angelo State University

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#44 Best Colleges in Texas

  • 10,826enrollment
  • $12,420net price
  • 70%acceptance rate
  • 950-1160SAT range
  • 17-24ACT range
  • 3.71Avg GPA

Texas A & M University Commerce
T
Commerce, TX

Texas A & M University Commerce

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#45 Best Colleges in Texas

  • 11,504enrollment
  • $12,853net price
  • 87%acceptance rate
  • 930-1150SAT range
  • 17-24ACT range
  • 3.36Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 15

The University of Texas at San Antonio
T
San Antonio, TX

The University of Texas at San Antonio

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

#46 Best Colleges in Texas

  • 34,734enrollment
  • $10,934net price
  • 90%acceptance rate
  • 1020-1220SAT range
  • 18-26ACT range
  • 3.36Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Jun 1

The University of Texas Pan American
T
Edinburg, TX

The University of Texas Pan American

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#47 Best Colleges in Texas

  • 31,940enrollment
  • $4,419net price
  • 94%acceptance rate
  • 900-1075SAT range
  • 17-22ACT range
  • 3.16Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Jul 1

Lamar University
L
Beaumont, TX

Lamar University

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

#48 Best Colleges in Texas

  • 16,320enrollment
  • $11,116net price
  • 88%acceptance rate
  • 910-1100SAT range
  • 16-24ACT range
  • 3.4Avg GPA

Concordia University Texas
C
Austin, TX

Concordia University Texas

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#49 Best Colleges in Texas

  • 2,137enrollment
  • $26,362net price
  • 89%acceptance rate
  • 885-1150SAT range
  • 15-25ACT range
  • 3.3Avg GPA

Texas Southern University
T
HBCU
Houston, TX

Texas Southern University

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

#50 Best Colleges in Texas

  • 7,524enrollment
  • $13,481net price
  • 63%acceptance rate
  • 820-1000SAT range
  • 15-19ACT range
  • 3.0Avg GPA

Applications Due Jul 15

Southwestern Assemblies of God University
S
Waxahachie, TX

Southwestern Assemblies of God University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#51 Best Colleges in Texas

  • 1,843enrollment
  • $23,931net price
  • 85%acceptance rate
  • 900-1080SAT range
  • 17-22ACT range
  • 3.19Estimated Avg GPA

Prairie View A & M University
P
HBCU
Prairie View, TX

Prairie View A & M University

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#52 Best Colleges in Texas

  • 9,400enrollment
  • $13,794net price
  • 77%acceptance rate
  • 840-1050SAT range
  • 18-20ACT range
  • 3.3Avg GPA

Applications Due Mar 1

Alvin Community College
A
Alvin, TX

Alvin Community College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 4,965enrollment
  • $10,596net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Amarillo College
A
Amarillo, TX

Amarillo College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 9,179enrollment
  • $6,215net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA