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Rice University is a mid-sized private university located in Houston, TX ranked 22nd in the US. It has a total of 4,145 full-time undergraduate students and is highly competitive, with a 8.72% acceptance rate. Rice University offers 150 different majors and is best known for its Biochemistry, Fitness Administration, and Cognitive Science programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 3rd, and 4th respectively). With an annual tuition of $48,330 per year, Rice University is exceptionally pricey. 85.71% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, working. Open graduating, alumni go on to make near $65,400 per year, which is 57% over the national median.

Houston, TX

www.rice.edu

A+

Rating

9%

Acceptance

7,542

Students

#22

Ranking

$48,330

Tuition

The University of Texas at Austin is a very large public university located in Austin, TX ranked 81st in America. It has a total of 43,132 full-time undergraduate students and is somewhat competitive, accepting barely below 1 out of every 3 applicants. The University of Texas at Austin offers 339 different majors and is best known for its Communication Sciences and Disorders, Writing, and Accounting programs (nationally ranked 1st, 1st, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $10,824 for students from Texas and $38,326 for those from out-of-state, The University of Texas at Austin is quite expensive. 77.77% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to earn more or less $58,200 per year, which is 40% above the national median.

Austin, TX

www.utexas.edu

A+

Rating

32%

Acceptance

55,128

Students

#81

Ranking

$38,326

Tuition

Southern Methodist University is a large private university located in Dallas, TX ranked 95th in the United States. It has a total of 6,947 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 47.29% of applicants. Southern Methodist University offers 217 different majors and is best known for its Office Management and Supervision, Fitness Administration, and Real Estate programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 9th, and 9th respectively). With an annual tuition of $50,200 per year, Southern Methodist University is exceptionally expensive. 70.9% of students graduate starting the next phase of their lives, working. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to earn close to $60,700 per year, which is 46% greater than the national median.

Dallas, TX

www.smu.edu

A+

Rating

47%

Acceptance

12,825

Students

#95

Ranking

$50,200

Tuition

Trinity University is a small private college located in San Antonio, TX ranked 105th in the US. It has a total of 2,540 full-time undergraduate students and is relatively competitive, accepting 28.76% of applicants. Trinity University offers 65 different majors and is best known for its Engineering Science, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and Financial Mathematics programs (nationally ranked 4th, 8th, and 9th respectively). With an annual tuition of $44,064 per year, Trinity University is quite high-priced. 78.04% of students graduate beginning the next phase of their lives, working. Open graduating, alumni go on to bring home approximately $54,900 per year, which is 32% over the national median.

San Antonio, TX

https://new.trinity.edu/

A

Rating

29%

Acceptance

2,774

Students

#105

Ranking

$44,064

Tuition

Texas Christian University is a large private university located in Fort Worth, TX ranked 119th in America. It has a total of 9,780 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 47.12% of applicants. Texas Christian University offers 199 different majors and is best known for its Computer Systems Analysis, Entrepreneurship, and Fashion Merchandising programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 3rd, and 3rd respectively). With an annual tuition of $49,160 per year, Texas Christian University is very pricey. 77.26% of students graduate moving on to the next phase of their lives, joining the workforce. Open graduating, alumni go on to bring home approximately $52,800 per year, which is 27% greater than the national median.

Fort Worth, TX

www.tcu.edu/

A

Rating

47%

Acceptance

11,499

Students

#119

Ranking

$49,160

Tuition

Texas A & M University-College Station is a very large public university located in College Station, TX ranked 124th in America. It has a total of 56,527 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting something like four sevenths of applicants. Texas A & M University-College Station offers 409 different majors and is best known for its Construction Engineering Technology, Fitness Administration, and Petroleum Engineering programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $8,532 for students from Texas and $34,981 for those from out-of-state, Texas A & M University-College Station is somewhat moderately pricey. 76.91% of students graduate beginning the next chapter of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to bring in about $58,000 per year, which is 40% over the national median.

College Station, TX

https://www.tamu.edu

A

Rating

58%

Acceptance

73,267

Students

#124

Ranking

$34,981

Tuition

Baylor University is a large private university located in Waco, TX ranked 140th in the nation. It has a total of 14,751 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 45.33% acceptance rate. Baylor University offers 209 different majors and is best known for its Religious Music, Entrepreneurship, and Management Information Systems programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 6th respectively). With an annual tuition of $42,842 per year, Baylor University is rather expensive. 71.81% of students graduate starting the next phase of their lives, working. After college, alumni go on to take home near $51,600 per year, which is 24% greater than the national median.

Waco, TX

www.baylor.edu

A

Rating

45%

Acceptance

18,956

Students

#140

Ranking

$42,842

Tuition

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is a small public medical school located in San Antonio, TX ranked 169th in the US. It has a total of 1,234 full-time undergraduate students. The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio offers 61 different majors and is best known for its Emergency Medical Technology, Respiratory Care Therapy, and Dental Hygiene programs (nationally ranked 1st, 1st, and 9th respectively). 88.75% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to make approximately $79,000 per year, which is 90% above the national median.

San Antonio, TX

www.uthscsa.edu

A

Rating

100%

Acceptance

3,881

Students

#169

Ranking

$18,306

Tuition

The University of Texas at Dallas is a very large public university located in Richardson, TX ranked 231st in the nation. It has a total of 21,317 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 78.59% acceptance rate. The University of Texas at Dallas offers 140 different majors and is best known for its Game and Interactive Media Design, Management Science, and Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods programs (nationally ranked 1st, 3rd, and 4th respectively). With an annual tuition of $13,442 for students from Texas and $38,168 for those from out-of-state, The University of Texas at Dallas is quite pricey. 64.75% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, employment. After finishing college, alumni go on to take home roughly $53,100 per year, which is 28% over the national median.

Richardson, TX

www.utdallas.edu

A-

Rating

79%

Acceptance

31,419

Students

#231

Ranking

$38,168

Tuition

University of Dallas is a small private liberal arts college located in Irving, TX ranked 238th in the United States. It has a total of 1,568 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting narrowly over 4/9 of applicants. University of Dallas offers 66 different majors and is best known for its Theological and Ministerial Studies, Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, and English Language and Literature programs (nationally ranked 8th, 11th, and 20th respectively). With an annual tuition of $39,680 per year, University of Dallas is quite high-priced. 60.35% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, employment. After graduation, alumni go on to bring home roughly $47,400 per year, which is 14% greater than the national median.

Irving, TX

www.udallas.edu

A-

Rating

45%

Acceptance

2,851

Students

#238

Ranking

$39,680

Tuition

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston is a mid-sized public medical school located in Houston, TX ranked 260th in America. It has a total of 1,018 full-time undergraduate students. The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston offers 76 different majors and is best known for its Registered Nursing and Dental Hygiene programs, which are respectively ranked 12th and 13th in America. 49.78% of students graduate beginning the next chapter of their lives, working. Open graduating, alumni go on to earn roughly $90,300 per year, which is 117% greater than the national median.

Houston, TX

www.uth.edu/

A-

Rating

100%

Acceptance

6,553

Students

#260

Ranking

$32,235

Tuition

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center is a mid-sized public medical school located in Lubbock, TX ranked 261st in the nation. It has a total of 2,685 full-time undergraduate students. Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center offers 39 different majors and is best known for its Registered Nursing, Communication Sciences and Disorders, and Clinical Laboratory Science programs (nationally ranked 7th, 11th, and 14th respectively). 65.77% of students graduate moving on to the next phase of their lives, working. After finishing college, alumni go on to earn close to $80,300 per year, which is 93% over the national median.

Lubbock, TX

https://www.ttuhsc.edu

A-

Rating

100%

Acceptance

7,315

Students

#261

Ranking

$19,282

Tuition

Austin College

#265 TEXAS

Austin College is a small private liberal arts college located in Sherman, TX ranked 265th in the US. It has a total of 1,278 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 51.28% of applicants. Austin College offers 50 different majors and is best known for its Business program, which is ranked 40th in America. With an annual tuition of $40,970 per year, Austin College is rather costly. 64.96% of students graduate starting the next stage of their lives, employment. Open graduating, alumni go on to take in more or less $48,200 per year, which is 16% over the national median.

Sherman, TX

www.austincollege.edu

A-

Rating

51%

Acceptance

1,317

Students

#265

Ranking

$40,970

Tuition

Southwestern University is a small private liberal arts college located in Georgetown, TX ranked 273rd in the US. It has a total of 1,480 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 49.03% of applicants. Southwestern University offers 38 different majors and is best known for its Latin American Studies and Business programs, which are respectively ranked 8th and 32nd in the US. With an annual tuition of $43,560 per year, Southwestern University is quite costly. 66.4% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, joining the workforce. After graduation, alumni go on to make near $54,000 per year, which is 30% greater than the national median.

Georgetown, TX

www.southwestern.edu

A-

Rating

49%

Acceptance

1,480

Students

#273

Ranking

$43,560

Tuition

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is a very small public university located in Houston, TX ranked 290th in the United States. It has a total of 485 full-time undergraduate students. The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center offers 10 different majors and is best known for its Health and Medical Physics, Radiography, and Radiation Therapy programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 3rd respectively). After finishing their studies, alumni go on to take home near $86,400 per year, which is 108% above the national median.

Houston, TX

www.mdanderson.org

A-

Rating

100%

Acceptance

551

Students

#290

Ranking

$21,946

Tuition

The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston is a small public medical school located in Galveston, TX ranked 16th in Texas. It has a total of 1,044 full-time undergraduate students. The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston offers 50 different majors and is best known for its Clinical Laboratory Science, Respiratory Care Therapy, and Registered Nursing programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 7th, and 30th respectively). 42.1% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, entering the workforce. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to earn around $77,600 per year, which is 87% above the national median.

Galveston, TX

https://www.utmb.edu

B+

Rating

100%

Acceptance

4,054

Students

#330

Ranking

$20,096

Tuition

University of Houston is a very large public university located in Houston, TX ranked 17th in Texas. It has a total of 42,723 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 64.98% acceptance rate. University of Houston offers 225 different majors and is best known for its Construction Engineering Technology, Computer Engineering Technologies, and Biotechnology programs, which are all nationally ranked 2nd. With an annual tuition of $8,219 for in-state students and $20,747 for those from out-of-state, University of Houston is reasonably pricey. 54.69% of students graduate beginning the next phase of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to earn more or less $51,600 per year, which is 24% above the national median.

Houston, TX

www.uh.edu/

B+

Rating

65%

Acceptance

51,999

Students

#341

Ranking

$20,747

Tuition

Texas Tech University is a very large public university located in Lubbock, TX ranked 18th in Texas. It has a total of 33,618 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting something like 7/10ths of applicants. Texas Tech University offers 215 different majors and is best known for its Agricultural Public Services, Human Sciences, and Rhetoric and Composition programs (nationally ranked 1st, 4th, and 6th respectively). With an annual tuition of $6,744 for students from Texas and $16,704 for those from out-of-state, Texas Tech University is moderately priced. 58.48% of students graduate ready to the next stage of their lives, employment. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to bring home near $51,400 per year, which is 24% greater than the national median.

Lubbock, TX

www.ttu.edu

B

Rating

69%

Acceptance

41,153

Students

#431

Ranking

$16,704

Tuition

LeTourneau University is a small private college located in Longview, TX ranked 19th in Texas. It has a total of 4,038 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting hardly north of 44.4% of applicants. LeTourneau University offers 102 different majors and is best known for its Air Transportation, Mechanical Engineering Technology, and Human Services programs (nationally ranked 12th, 18th, and 20th respectively). With an annual tuition of $30,520 per year, LeTourneau University is reasonably pricey. 43.06% of students graduate beginning the next phase of their lives, working. After finishing college, alumni go on to make close to $48,200 per year, which is 16% above the national median.

Longview, TX

www.letu.edu

B

Rating

45%

Acceptance

4,624

Students

#536

Ranking

$30,520

Tuition

Parker University is a small private institution located in Dallas, TX ranked 20th in Texas. It has a total of 776 full-time undergraduate students. Parker University offers 24 different majors and is best known for its Health and Wellness and Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences programs, which are respectively ranked 3rd and 13th in the US. With an annual tuition of $15,264 per year, Parker University is moderately priced. 70.86% of students graduate beginning the next chapter of their lives, joining the labor market. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to generate near $44,000 per year, which is 6% above the national median.

Dallas, TX

www.parker.edu/

B-

Rating

100%

Acceptance

1,990

Students

#588

Ranking

$15,264

Tuition

University of Houston-Clear Lake is a mid-sized public institution located in Houston, TX ranked 21st in Texas. It has a total of 7,737 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting slightly less than three fourths of applicants. University of Houston-Clear Lake offers 84 different majors and is best known for its Legal Support Services, Behavioral Sciences, and Public Administration programs (nationally ranked 6th, 8th, and 31st respectively). With an annual tuition of $5,740 for students from Texas and $19,176 for those from out-of-state, University of Houston-Clear Lake is reasonably priced. 65.08% of students graduate beginning the next phase of their lives, entering the labor market. After finishing college, alumni go on to bring home near $47,900 per year, which is 15% above the national median.

Houston, TX

www.uhcl.edu/

B-

Rating

74%

Acceptance

10,992

Students

#600

Ranking

$19,176

Tuition

University of St Thomas is a small private institution located in Houston, TX ranked 22nd in Texas. It has a total of 2,172 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting nearly seven eighths of applicants. University of St Thomas offers 68 different majors and is best known for its General Studies program, which is ranked 35th in the nation. With an annual tuition of $30,800 per year, University of St Thomas is somewhat moderately high-priced. 52.31% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to earn around $49,600 per year, which is 19% over the national median.

Houston, TX

https://www.stthom.edu

B-

Rating

87%

Acceptance

3,890

Students

#634

Ranking

$30,800

Tuition

West Coast University-Dallas is a small for-profit university located in Dallas, TX ranked 23rd in Texas. It has a total of 1,374 full-time undergraduate students. West Coast University-Dallas offers 9 different majors and is best known for its Registered Nursing program, which is ranked 33rd in the US. With an annual tuition of $18,840 per year, West Coast University-Dallas is moderately priced. 66.66% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, employment. After finishing college, alumni go on to make about $54,900 per year, which is 32% over the national median.

Dallas, TX

westcoastuniversity.edu/

C+

Rating

100%

Acceptance

1,469

Students

#640

Ranking

$18,840

Tuition

University of North Texas is a very large public university located in Denton, TX ranked 24th in Texas. It has a total of 35,111 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 73.61% acceptance rate. University of North Texas offers 243 different majors and is best known for its General Studies, Jazz, and Fashion Merchandising programs (nationally ranked 1st, 6th, and 7th respectively). With an annual tuition of $8,295 for students from Texas and $18,423 for those from out-of-state, University of North Texas is reasonably priced. 55.16% of students graduate starting the next phase of their lives, entering the labor market. After college, alumni go on to take in near $45,000 per year, which is 8% greater than the national median.

Denton, TX

www.unt.edu

C+

Rating

74%

Acceptance

43,963

Students

#668

Ranking

$18,423

Tuition

Saint Edward's University is a small private institution located in Austin, TX ranked 25th in Texas. It has a total of 3,985 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 88.21% of applicants. Saint Edward's University offers 87 different majors and is best known for its Writing, English Teacher Education, and Game and Interactive Media Design programs (nationally ranked 6th, 11th, and 18th respectively). With an annual tuition of $46,690 per year, Saint Edward's University is very costly. 60.68% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to bring in more or less $46,500 per year, which is 12% over the national median.

Austin, TX

https://www.stedwards.edu

C+

Rating

88%

Acceptance

4,682

Students

#669

Ranking

$46,690

Tuition