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The Best Colleges in Texas Ranked for 2019

These are the best four year colleges in Texas as ranked by CollegeSimply. This Texas ranking is a subset of our national ranking of the best colleges in America. Our ranking methodology is purely statistical and not subjective in nature. Measuring factors include but are not limited to: student body intellect as indicated by admission scores, graduation rate and admission selectivity. In order to be considered for the ranking, a school must offer four year undergraduate degrees, selectively admit students and be a non-profit institution. Leading the 2019 ranking as the best college in Texas is Rice University.

List of The Best Colleges & Universities in Texas
Rank College National Academic Rank1 National Selectivity Rank2 National Graduation Rank3
1 Rice University 5 42 38
2 The University of Texas at Austin 70 131 136
3 Trinity University 112 145 155
4 Southern Methodist University 90 295 222
5 Baylor University 166 154 264
6 University of Dallas 167 252 252
7 Texas Christian University 224 179 235
8 Southwestern University 239 207 253
9 Austin College 165 338 221
10 Texas A & M University College Station 168 862 135
11 LeTourneau University 263 253 883
12 The University of Texas at Dallas 91 1,033 531
13 Dallas Baptist University 446 155 671
14 Abilene Christian University 535 480 563
15 Texas Tech University 450 799 532
16 University of Houston 334 547 1,019
17 Saint Edward's University 447 1,276 350
18 University of North Texas 390 896 920
19 Texas State University 620 926 672
20 St. Mary's University 493 1,143 617
21 The University of Texas at Arlington 361 863 1,215
22 The University of Texas at Tyler 449 681 1,216
23 Texas Lutheran University 833 296 921
24 Texas A & M University Galveston 621 418 1,460
25 University of St Thomas 448 1,176 1,084
26 Dallas Christian College 707 165 1,381
27 Houston Baptist University 659 798 1,055
28 Texas A & M University Commerce 832 125 1,297
29 Texas Wesleyan University 1,014 118 1,300
30 Southwestern Assemblies of God University 1,068 85 1,298
31 Stephen F Austin State University 709 680 1,085
32 East Texas Baptist University 899 399 1,115
33 West Texas A & M University 741 548 1,155
34 Tarleton State University 900 312 1,249
35 University of Mary Hardin Baylor 619 1,115 1,021
36 Texas A & M International University 978 311 1,153
37 McMurry University 979 206 1,315
38 Southwestern Adventist University 869 586 1,275
39 Howard Payne University 1,013 497 1,020
40 Sam Houston State University 867 969 884
41 Hardin Simmons University 740 1,203 989
42 Lubbock Christian University 708 1,475 954
43 Texas A & M University Corpus Christi 1,121 527 1,214
44 The University of Texas at San Antonio 576 1,117 1,499
45 Huston Tillotson University 1,122 90 1,579
46 Texas A & M University Texarkana 831 400 1,797
47 The University of Texas Pan American 941 1,142 1,154
48 Schreiner University 868 1,438 1,248
49 Concordia University Texas 865 1,372 1,334
50 Paul Quinn College 1,189 401 1,667

Ranking Methodology

Overall Rank is calculated based on the following school characteristics.

1National Academic Rank is calculated using standardized test admission data as well as GPA data for admitted freshman.
2National Selectivity Rank is based on admission selectivity for incoming students starting the 2016-2017 academic year.
3National Graduation Rank is based on the percentage of students graduating with bachelor's degrees within six years.