The Best Value Texas Colleges

Best Value Colleges in Texas for 2021

Explore the colleges that provide the best value for your money in Texas based on academic quality, outcomes, net price and financial aid. The rankings are calculated using ratings from the 2021 CollegeSimply Best Colleges ranking but additionally factors in the typical price paid by students to identify the colleges that offer the best deals. Leading the list for 2021 as the overall best value college in Texas is Rice University. The highest value public state college is The University of Texas at Dallas. Learn how the Best Value Colleges are calculated and ranked on our methodology page.


56 results

Rice University
R
Houston, TX
Rice University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#1 Best Value in Texas

  • 7,124enrollment
  • $20,335net price
  • 9%acceptance rate
  • 1470-1570SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 3.96*Avg GPA
The University of Texas at Dallas
T
Richardson, TX
The University of Texas at Dallas

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

#2 Best Value in Texas

  • 28,755enrollment
  • $10,455net price
  • 79%acceptance rate
  • 1240-1460SAT range
  • 26-33ACT range
  • 3.9Avg GPA
Trinity University
T
San Antonio, TX
Trinity University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#3 Best Value in Texas

  • 2,637enrollment
  • $30,505net price
  • 29%acceptance rate
  • 1290-1450SAT range
  • 29-32ACT range
  • 3.5Avg GPA
Austin College
A
Sherman, TX
Austin College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#4 Best Value in Texas

  • 1,299enrollment
  • $23,824net price
  • 51%acceptance rate
  • 1110-1310SAT range
  • 24-29ACT range
  • 3.56Avg GPA
The University of Texas at Austin
T
Austin, TX
The University of Texas at Austin

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

#5 Best Value in Texas

  • 51,832enrollment
  • $15,502net price
  • 32%acceptance rate
  • 1230-1480SAT range
  • 27-33ACT range
  • 3.8*Avg GPA
The University of Texas at Tyler
T
Tyler, TX
 
The University of Texas at Tyler

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#6 Best Value in Texas

  • 10,206enrollment
  • $7,389net price
  • 83%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1240SAT range
  • 21-27ACT range
  • 3.4Avg GPA
University of Dallas
D
Irving, TX
University of Dallas

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

#7 Best Value in Texas

  • 2,542enrollment
  • $26,761net price
  • 45%acceptance rate
  • 1130-1360SAT range
  • 24-30ACT range
  • 3.82Avg GPA
University of St Thomas
S
Houston, TX
University of St Thomas

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#8 Best Value in Texas

  • 3,223enrollment
  • $19,544net price
  • 87%acceptance rate
  • 1058-1243SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.61Avg GPA
Texas A & M University College Station
T
College Station, TX
Texas A & M University College Station

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

#9 Best Value in Texas

  • 68,679enrollment
  • $19,237net price
  • 58%acceptance rate
  • 1160-1390SAT range
  • 26-31ACT range
  • 3.68*Avg GPA
Southern Methodist University
S
Dallas, TX
Southern Methodist University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#10 Best Value in Texas

  • 11,649enrollment
  • $40,404net price
  • 47%acceptance rate
  • 1300-1480SAT range
  • 29-33ACT range
  • 3.7Avg GPA
Southwestern University
S
Georgetown, TX
Southwestern University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#11 Best Value in Texas

  • 1,434enrollment
  • $27,757net price
  • 49%acceptance rate
  • 1140-1320SAT range
  • 23-29ACT range
  • 3.6*Avg GPA
Texas Christian University
T
Fort Worth, TX
Texas Christian University

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

#12 Best Value in Texas

  • 10,918enrollment
  • $37,509net price
  • 47%acceptance rate
  • 1150-1350SAT range
  • 25-31ACT range
  • 3.68*Avg GPA
University of Houston
H
Houston, TX
University of Houston

Public 4 Year

6 reviews

#13 Best Value in Texas

  • 46,324enrollment
  • $13,212net price
  • 65%acceptance rate
  • 1140-1310SAT range
  • 22-27ACT range
  • 3.54*Avg GPA
St. Mary's University
S
San Antonio, TX
St. Mary's University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#14 Best Value in Texas

  • 3,648enrollment
  • $19,528net price
  • 79%acceptance rate
  • 1040-1220SAT range
  • 21-26ACT range
  • 3.4Avg GPA
LeTourneau University
L
Longview, TX
LeTourneau University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#15 Best Value in Texas

  • 3,175enrollment
  • $24,609net price
  • 45%acceptance rate
  • 1090-1310SAT range
  • 22-29ACT range
  • 3.62Avg GPA
Baylor University
B
Waco, TX
Baylor University

Private 4 Year

7 reviews

#16 Best Value in Texas

  • 17,217enrollment
  • $38,372net price
  • 45%acceptance rate
  • 1200-1380SAT range
  • 26-32ACT range
  • 3.74*Avg GPA
Saint Edward's University
S
Austin, TX
Saint Edward's University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#17 Best Value in Texas

  • 4,301enrollment
  • $28,214net price
  • 88%acceptance rate
  • 1060-1245SAT range
  • 22-28ACT range
  • 3.53*Avg GPA
Texas Tech University
T
Lubbock, TX
Texas Tech University

Public 4 Year

6 reviews

#18 Best Value in Texas

  • 38,209enrollment
  • $16,463net price
  • 69%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1260SAT range
  • 22-27ACT range
  • 3.49*Avg GPA