The Best Value Texas Colleges

Best Value Colleges in Texas for 2024

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 2024 CollegeSimply Best Colleges ranking factored against the typical net price paid by students - to identify the colleges that offer the best deals. Leading the list for 2024 as the overall best value college in Texas is Rice University with a 10 out of 10 academic rating for a comparatively affordable $19,902 average net price. The highest value public state college is Texas A & M University College Station. Learn how the Best Value Colleges are calculated and ranked on our methodology page.


55 results

Rice University
R
Houston, TX

Rice University

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#1 Best Value in Texas

  • 8,672enrollment
  • $19,902net price
  • 9%acceptance rate
  • 1490-1570SAT range
  • 34-36ACT range
  • 3.96Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 1

Trinity University
T
San Antonio, TX

Trinity University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#2 Best Value in Texas

  • 2,692enrollment
  • $30,038net price
  • 31%acceptance rate
  • 1310-1470SAT range
  • 29-33ACT range
  • 3.68Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 15

Austin College
A
Sherman, TX

Austin College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#3 Best Value in Texas

  • 1,182enrollment
  • $24,739net price
  • 54%acceptance rate
  • 1160-1370SAT range
  • 24-30ACT range
  • 3.63Avg GPA

Applications Due Jul 31

University of Dallas
D
Irving, TX

University of Dallas

Private 4 Year

5 reviews

#4 Best Value in Texas

  • 2,328enrollment
  • $27,250net price
  • 59%acceptance rate
  • 1170-1400SAT range
  • 23-31ACT range
  • 3.9Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 1

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

Texas A & M University College Station

Public 4 Year

6 reviews

#5 Best Value in Texas

  • 74,014enrollment
  • $20,375net price
  • 63%acceptance rate
  • 1150-1390SAT range
  • 25-31ACT range
  • 3.68Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Dec 1

The University of Texas at Dallas
T
Richardson, TX

The University of Texas at Dallas

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

#6 Best Value in Texas

  • 31,570enrollment
  • $13,555net price
  • 85%acceptance rate
  • 1170-1430SAT range
  • 24-32ACT range
  • 3.78Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due May 1

University of Houston
H
Houston, TX

University of Houston

Public 4 Year

7 reviews

#7 Best Value in Texas

  • 46,700enrollment
  • $14,056net price
  • 66%acceptance rate
  • 1160-1330SAT range
  • 23-29ACT range
  • 3.46Avg GPA

Applications Due May 31

Southwestern University
S
Georgetown, TX

Southwestern University

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#8 Best Value in Texas

  • 1,483enrollment
  • $31,014net price
  • 45%acceptance rate
  • 1120-1355SAT range
  • 24-30ACT range
  • 3.5Avg 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

#9 Best Value in Texas

  • 52,384enrollment
  • $17,434net price
  • 31%acceptance rate
  • 1230-1500SAT range
  • 26-33ACT range
  • 3.8Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Dec 1

University of St Thomas
S
Houston, TX

University of St Thomas

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#10 Best Value in Texas

  • 3,588enrollment
  • $19,207net price
  • 97%acceptance rate
  • 1010-1300SAT range
  • 24-29ACT range
  • 3.53Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 15

Saint Edward's University
S
Austin, TX

Saint Edward's University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#11 Best Value in Texas

  • 3,470enrollment
  • $27,193net price
  • 85%acceptance rate
  • 1030-1270SAT range
  • 20-27ACT range
  • 3.53Estimated Avg GPA

Southern Methodist University
S
Dallas, TX

Southern Methodist University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#12 Best Value in Texas

  • 12,053enrollment
  • $45,094net price
  • 52%acceptance rate
  • 1370-1510SAT range
  • 31-34ACT range
  • 3.68Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 15

St. Mary's University
S
San Antonio, TX

St. Mary's University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#13 Best Value in Texas

  • 3,253enrollment
  • $21,379net price
  • 86%acceptance rate
  • 1020-1220SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.61Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 15

Abilene Christian University
A
Abilene, TX

Abilene Christian University

Private 4 Year

6 reviews

#14 Best Value in Texas

  • 5,079enrollment
  • $28,978net price
  • 66%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1280SAT range
  • 21-28ACT range
  • 3.65Avg GPA

Applications Due Feb 15

LeTourneau University
L
Longview, TX

LeTourneau University

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

#15 Best Value in Texas

  • 3,536enrollment
  • $26,974net price
  • 49%acceptance rate
  • 1120-1380SAT range
  • 20-29ACT range
  • 3.66Avg GPA

The University of Texas at Tyler
T
Tyler, TX

The University of Texas at Tyler

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#16 Best Value in Texas

  • 9,322enrollment
  • $13,248net price
  • 94%acceptance rate
  • 1000-1220SAT range
  • 19-24ACT range
  • 3.44Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 24

Texas Christian University
T
Fort Worth, TX

Texas Christian University

Private 4 Year

4 reviews

#17 Best Value in Texas

  • 12,273enrollment
  • $44,190net price
  • 56%acceptance rate
  • 1140-1360SAT range
  • 26-31ACT range
  • 3.68Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Feb 1

Texas Tech University
T
Lubbock, TX

Texas Tech University

Public 4 Year

8 reviews

#18 Best Value in Texas

  • 40,378enrollment
  • $17,896net price
  • 67%acceptance rate
  • 1090-1280SAT range
  • 23-28ACT range
  • 3.76Avg GPA