Top Rated Texas Public Colleges

The Best Public Colleges in Texas for 2022

These are the top ranked public four-year colleges in Texas as ranked by CollegeSimply. Leading the rankings for 2022 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.


26 results

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

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

#11 Best Public Universities in America

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

Applications Due Dec 1

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

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

#18 Best Public Universities in America

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

#2 Best Value Colleges in Texas

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

University of Houston
H
Houston, TX
University of Houston

Public 4 Year

7 reviews

#4 Best Public Universities in Texas

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

Applications Due Jul 1

Texas Tech University
T
Lubbock, TX
Texas Tech University

Public 4 Year

7 reviews

#5 Best Public Universities in Texas

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

Applications Due Jan 1

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

  • 9,781enrollment
  • $11,658net price
  • 92%acceptance rate
  • 1030-1220SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.4Avg GPA

Applications Due May 30

Texas State University
T
San Marcos, TX
Texas State University

Public 4 Year

7 reviews

#7 Best Public Universities in Texas

  • 37,812enrollment
  • $13,750net price
  • 85%acceptance rate
  • 1010-1180SAT range
  • 20-25ACT range
  • 3.38Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due May 1

University of North Texas
N
Denton, TX
University of North Texas

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

#8 Best Public Universities in Texas

  • 40,953enrollment
  • $13,781net price
  • 84%acceptance rate
  • 1050-1240SAT range
  • 20-27ACT range
  • 3.46Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Mar 15

The University of Texas of the Permian Basin
T
Odessa, TX
The University of Texas of the Permian Basin

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#9 Best Public Universities in Texas

  • 5,530enrollment
  • $7,424net price
  • 88%acceptance rate
  • 920-1110SAT range
  • 16-22ACT range
  • 3.16Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Jul 15

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

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

#10 Best Public Universities in Texas

  • 48,072enrollment
  • $15,220net price
  • 88%acceptance rate
  • 1050-1250SAT range
  • 21-27ACT range
  • 3.43Estimated Avg GPA

West Texas A & M University
W
Canyon, TX
West Texas A & M University

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#11 Best Public Universities in Texas

  • 10,036enrollment
  • $13,105net price
  • 58%acceptance rate
  • 920-1130SAT range
  • 18-23ACT range
  • 3.25Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due May 1

Midwestern State University
M
Wichita Falls, TX
Midwestern State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#12 Best Public Universities in Texas

  • 5,860enrollment
  • $10,094net price
  • 71%acceptance rate
  • 910-1100SAT range
  • 16-22ACT range
  • 3.2Estimated Avg Weighted 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

  • 10,820enrollment
  • $14,294net price
  • 90%acceptance rate
  • 1000-1180SAT range
  • 18-24ACT range
  • 3.43Avg GPA

Applications Due Jun 1

Stephen F Austin State University
S
Nacogdoches, TX
Stephen F Austin State University

Public 4 Year

7 reviews

#14 Best Public Universities in Texas

  • 12,620enrollment
  • $12,649net price
  • 76%acceptance rate
  • 980-1150SAT range
  • 18-24ACT range
  • 3.26Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Jun 1

Tarleton State University
T
Stephenville, TX
Tarleton State University

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

#15 Best Public Universities in Texas

  • 14,016enrollment
  • $15,181net price
  • 58%acceptance rate
  • 940-1120SAT range
  • 18-23ACT range
  • 3.21Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due May 31

Sam Houston State University
S
Huntsville, TX
Sam Houston State University

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#16 Best Public Universities in Texas

  • 21,912enrollment
  • $13,904net price
  • 92%acceptance rate
  • 970-1120SAT range
  • 18-23ACT range
  • 3.25Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 1

Texas A & M University Commerce
T
Commerce, TX
Texas A & M University Commerce

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#17 Best Public Universities in Texas

  • 12,249enrollment
  • $12,853net price
  • 60%acceptance rate
  • 955-1150SAT range
  • 17-23ACT range
  • 3.4Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 1

Texas A & M International University
T
Laredo, TX
Texas A & M International University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#18 Best Public Universities in Texas

  • 8,525enrollment
  • $4,165net price
  • 59%acceptance rate
  • 920-1100SAT range
  • 15-20ACT range
  • 3.7Avg Weighted GPA

Applications Due Jun 1