The Best Value Texas Colleges

Best Value Colleges in Texas for 2022

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 2022 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 2022 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.


50 results

Rice University
R
Houston, TX
Rice University

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#1 Best Value in Texas

  • 7,643enrollment
  • $19,215net price
  • 11%acceptance rate
  • 1460-1570SAT range
  • 34-36ACT range
  • 3.96Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 1

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

  • 28,669enrollment
  • $11,185net price
  • 79%acceptance rate
  • 1220-1450SAT range
  • 26-33ACT range
  • 3.78Estimated Avg GPA

Austin College
A
Sherman, TX
Austin College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#3 Best Value in Texas

  • 1,302enrollment
  • $24,085net price
  • 49%acceptance rate
  • 1110-1310SAT range
  • 22-29ACT range
  • 3.53Avg GPA

Applications Due Mar 1

Trinity University
T
San Antonio, TX
Trinity University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#4 Best Value in Texas

  • 2,677enrollment
  • $31,141net price
  • 34%acceptance rate
  • 1250-1420SAT range
  • 28-32ACT range
  • 3.68Avg Weighted GPA

Applications Due Feb 1

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

  • 50,476enrollment
  • $16,892net price
  • 32%acceptance rate
  • 1210-1470SAT range
  • 26-33ACT range
  • 3.8Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Dec 1

University of Dallas
D
Irving, TX
University of Dallas

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

#6 Best Value in Texas

  • 2,489enrollment
  • $27,450net price
  • 54%acceptance rate
  • 1130-1350SAT range
  • 23-30ACT range
  • 3.9Avg Weighted GPA

Applications Due Mar 1

Texas A & M University College Station
T
College Station, TX
Texas A & M University College Station

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

#7 Best Value in Texas

  • 70,418enrollment
  • $19,906net price
  • 63%acceptance rate
  • 1160-1380SAT range
  • 26-32ACT range
  • 3.68Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Dec 1

Southern Methodist University
S
Dallas, TX
Southern Methodist University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#8 Best Value in Texas

  • 12,373enrollment
  • $41,444net price
  • 53%acceptance rate
  • 1250-1450SAT range
  • 29-33ACT range
  • 3.63Avg GPA

St. Mary's University
S
San Antonio, TX
St. Mary's University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#9 Best Value in Texas

  • 3,458enrollment
  • $18,827net price
  • 85%acceptance rate
  • 1020-1220SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.6Avg Weighted GPA

Southwestern University
S
Georgetown, TX
Southwestern University

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#10 Best Value in Texas

  • 1,506enrollment
  • $29,830net price
  • 49%acceptance rate
  • 1110-1300SAT range
  • 23-29ACT range
  • 3.4Avg GPA

Applications Due Feb 15

Texas Christian University
T
Fort Worth, TX
Texas Christian University

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

#11 Best Value in Texas

  • 11,379enrollment
  • $40,220net price
  • 48%acceptance rate
  • 1110-1320SAT range
  • 25-31ACT range
  • 3.68Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Mar 1

University of Houston
H
Houston, TX
University of Houston

Public 4 Year

7 reviews

#12 Best Value in Texas

  • 47,090enrollment
  • $14,480net price
  • 63%acceptance rate
  • 1120-1310SAT range
  • 22-28ACT range
  • 3.75Avg GPA

Applications Due Jul 1

LeTourneau University
L
Longview, TX
LeTourneau University

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

#13 Best Value in Texas

  • 3,122enrollment
  • $25,661net price
  • 56%acceptance rate
  • 1110-1330SAT range
  • 22-29ACT range
  • 3.64Avg GPA

Abilene Christian University
A
Abilene, TX
Abilene Christian University

Private 4 Year

6 reviews

#14 Best Value in Texas

  • 5,291enrollment
  • $28,725net price
  • 63%acceptance rate
  • 1010-1220SAT range
  • 21-27ACT range
  • 3.68Avg GPA

Applications Due Feb 15

Texas Tech University
T
Lubbock, TX
Texas Tech University

Public 4 Year

7 reviews

#15 Best Value in Texas

  • 40,322enrollment
  • $15,452net price
  • 70%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1240SAT range
  • 22-27ACT range
  • 3.63Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 1

Dallas Baptist University
D
Dallas, TX
Dallas Baptist University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#16 Best Value in Texas

  • 4,247enrollment
  • $26,062net price
  • 99%acceptance rate
  • 980-1200SAT range
  • 20-27ACT range
  • 3.48Avg GPA

Wayland Baptist University
W
Plainview, TX
Wayland Baptist University

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#17 Best Value in Texas

  • 4,062enrollment
  • $25,220net price
  • 81%acceptance rate
  • 900-1090SAT range
  • 16-23ACT range
  • 3.33Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 1

Angelo State University
A
San Angelo, TX
Angelo State University

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#18 Best Value in Texas

  • 10,775enrollment
  • $12,420net price
  • 78%acceptance rate
  • 920-1120SAT range
  • 17-23ACT range
  • 3.67Avg GPA

Applications Due Jun 11