Top Rated Texas Public Colleges

The Best Public Colleges in Texas for 2021

These are the top ranked public four-year colleges in Texas as ranked by CollegeSimply. Leading the rankings for 2021 as the best public college in Texas is The University of Texas at Austin. Learn how the Best Colleges rankings are calculated on our ranking methodology page.


27 results

The University of Texas at Austin
T
Austin, TX
The University of Texas at Austin

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

#14 Best Public Universities in America

  • 51,832enrollment
  • $15,502net price
  • 32%acceptance rate
  • 1230-1480SAT range
  • 27-33ACT range
  • 3.8*Avg GPA
Texas A & M University College Station
T
College Station, TX
Texas A & M University College Station

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

#21 Best Public Universities in America

  • 68,679enrollment
  • $19,237net price
  • 58%acceptance rate
  • 1160-1390SAT range
  • 26-31ACT range
  • 3.68*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 Colleges in Texas

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

Public 4 Year

6 reviews

#4 Best Public Universities in Texas

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

Public 4 Year

6 reviews

#5 Best Public Universities in Texas

  • 46,324enrollment
  • $13,212net price
  • 65%acceptance rate
  • 1140-1310SAT range
  • 22-27ACT range
  • 3.54*Avg GPA
The University of Texas at Tyler
T
Tyler, TX
 
The University of Texas at Tyler

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#6 Best Public Universities in Texas

  • 10,206enrollment
  • $7,389net price
  • 83%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1240SAT range
  • 21-27ACT range
  • 3.4Avg GPA
Texas State University
T
San Marcos, TX
Texas State University

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

#7 Best Public Universities in Texas

  • 38,644enrollment
  • $13,178net price
  • 81%acceptance rate
  • 1010-1180SAT range
  • 19-25ACT range
  • 3.38*Avg GPA
University of North Texas
N
Denton, TX
University of North Texas

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

#8 Best Public Universities in Texas

  • 38,241enrollment
  • $14,020net price
  • 74%acceptance rate
  • 1060-1250SAT range
  • 21-27ACT range
  • 3.46*Avg GPA
The University of Texas at Arlington
T
Arlington, TX
The University of Texas at Arlington

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

#9 Best Public Universities in Texas

  • 47,899enrollment
  • $14,445net price
  • 83%acceptance rate
  • 1040-1250SAT range
  • 20-27ACT range
  • 3.43*Avg GPA
Tarleton State University
T
Stephenville, TX
Tarleton State University

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

#10 Best Public Universities in Texas

  • 13,109enrollment
  • $14,631net price
  • 56%acceptance rate
  • 950-1140SAT range
  • 18-23ACT range
  • 3.21*Avg GPA
The University of Texas of the Permian Basin
T
Odessa, TX
The University of Texas of the Permian Basin

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#11 Best Public Universities in Texas

  • 5,834enrollment
  • $9,769net price
  • 88%acceptance rate
  • 940-1133SAT range
  • 17-22ACT range
  • 3.16*Avg GPA
Texas A & M University Commerce
T
Commerce, TX
Texas A & M University Commerce

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#12 Best Public Universities in Texas

  • 12,411enrollment
  • $12,477net price
  • 43%acceptance rate
  • 950-1150SAT range
  • 18-24ACT range
  • 3.21*Avg GPA
Texas A & M University Corpus Christi
T
Corpus Christi, TX
Texas A & M University Corpus Christi

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#13 Best Public Universities in Texas

  • 11,929enrollment
  • $12,916net price
  • 80%acceptance rate
  • 1010-1200SAT range
  • 19-24ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA
Sam Houston State University
S
Huntsville, TX
Sam Houston State University

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#14 Best Public Universities in Texas

  • 21,213enrollment
  • $13,055net price
  • 83%acceptance rate
  • 990-1140SAT range
  • 19-23ACT range
  • 3.25*Avg GPA
Midwestern State University
M
Wichita Falls, TX
Midwestern State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#15 Best Public Universities in Texas

  • 6,102enrollment
  • $9,799net price
  • 79%acceptance rate
  • 930-1120SAT range
  • 17-22ACT range
  • 3.43Avg GPA
Texas Woman's University
T
Denton, TX
Texas Woman's University

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#16 Best Public Universities in Texas

  • 15,518enrollment
  • $9,830net price
  • 93%acceptance rate
  • 930-1150SAT range
  • 16-23ACT range
  • 3.25Avg GPA
Stephen F Austin State University
S
Nacogdoches, TX
Stephen F Austin State University

Public 4 Year

7 reviews

#17 Best Public Universities in Texas

  • 13,144enrollment
  • $12,866net price
  • 68%acceptance rate
  • 990-1180SAT range
  • 19-24ACT range
  • 3.26*Avg GPA
Texas A & M International University
T
Laredo, TX
Texas A & M International University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#18 Best Public Universities in Texas

  • 7,884enrollment
  • $3,323net price
  • 54%acceptance rate
  • 910-1100SAT range
  • 16-20ACT range
  • 3.08*Avg GPA