College Education In Texas: With more than 200 institutions of higher education, Texas offers students seeking university-level education a wide range of opportunities. Texas includes large top-tier public and private universities in addition to many small church-affiliated colleges.
Texas Colleges In the Rankings: U.S. News and World Report rankings: National Rankings – Rice University (#17), University of Texas, Austin (#47), Texas A&M University, College Station (#64), Southern Methodist University (#66), Baylor University (#76); Liberal Arts Rankings – Southwestern University (#68), Austin College (#71).
A Closer Look at Texas Education: The state higher education system includes six publicly funded universities such as the University of Texas, Texas A&M and Texas Tech.
Did You Know? Texas’s controversial alternative affirmative action plan guarantees Texas students who graduated in the top ten percent of their high school class automatic admission to state-funded universities.