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For many students interested in going to college, the November 1st “early decision” deadline is approaching.

Wallet Hub, a personal finance platform released its ranking for the top ten best colleges in Texas for 2023.

Texas college and universities:

1. Rice University6. SMU
2. University of Texas at Austin7. Southwestern University
3. Trinity University8. Austin College
4. Texas A&M University9. LeTourneau University
5. University of Dallas10. University of Houston

To determine the top-performing schools at the lowest costs, 900 U.S based higher-education institutions were compared based on 30 key measured compiled into seven categories:

  1. Student Selectivity
  2. Cost and financing
  3. Faculty resources
  4. Campus Safety
  5. Campus experience
  6. Educational Outcomes
  7. Career Outcomes

For example, Rice University is ranked #1overall for its Admission rate, Student-faculty ratio, Gender and Racial Diversity, Graduation Rate and Post-Attendance Median Salary

School Snapshot: University of Texas at Austin (1 = Best; 25 = Average; 50 = Worst):

  • 2nd – Admission Rate
  • 38th – Net Cost
  • 28th – Student-Faculty Ratio
  • 35th – On-Campus Crime
  • 7th – Gender & Racial Diversity
  • 2nd – Graduation Rate
  • 3rd – Post-Attendance Median Salary

Are one of these schools on your list? Which ones do you feel should be on the top 10? Let us know.

To view the full report visit: Best College and Universities Overall

Laura Onyeneho

I cover Houston's education system as it relates to the Black community for the Defender as a Report for America corps member. I'm a multimedia journalist and have reported on social, cultural, lifestyle,...