Texas is a home of some of the largest universities in the States. Many midsize colleges, small liberal arts schools, and notable private colleges and universities were founded in Texas as well. It is estimated that over 1.5 million college students are registered in colleges and universities across the state.
Most of the colleges and universities in Texas were founded in Austin (the state capital), followed by Houston, Dallas, Fort Worth, San Antonio, El Paso, Corpus Christi, etc.
Here is a list of the most popular public and private Texas-based universities:
University of Texas
The University of Texas at Austin is ranked among the biggest and best research universities in the country. Over 51,000 students and 3,000 teaching faculty are registered at the University that vows to make their research, teaching and learning techniques a game-changer on a global level.
The university provides opportunities for future artists, scientists, athletes, doctors, entrepreneurs, and engineers.
According to U.S. News & World Report, it has a No. 1 rank in accounting, Latin American history, and petroleum engineering graduate programs in the country.
Over 15 undergraduate programs and 40 graduate programs are ranked in the top 10 on a national level.
It guarantees an exceptional return on investment while serving the city, state, and nation as a center where knowledge and creativity flourish.
36.5% of applications were accepted for the year 2018/2019. The total cost for tuition for Texas residents, with all expenses included is estimated at $25,440.
Texas A&M University, College Station
Texas A&M University provides programs that refer to discovery, development, communication, and application of knowledge in a variety of fields. Registered students take on roles in leadership and service to society as they thrive in an environment that nurtures the spirit and intellect.
All racial, ethnic and geographic groups can apply and expect to be treated with the utmost respect.
Over 5,000 international students from 123 different countries enroll, while the collaborations like the Scowcroft Institute and Borlaug Institute invest in preparing domestic students for a global future.
The university covers a number of areas, from agriculture to liberal arts.
70.5% of applications were accepted for the year 2018/2019. The total cost for tuition for Texas residents, with all expenses included is estimated at $28,476.
Texas Tech University
Texas Tech University is ranked by Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education in the “Very High Research Activity” category. The credibility of the university is supported by the fact that it is home to a major university, a law school, and medical school.
In the fall of 2018, 38,209 students were enrolled in the University that offers more than 150 undergraduate degrees, 100 graduate degrees, and 50 doctoral degrees.
The programs include Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources, Architecture, Arts & Sciences, Business Administration, Engineering, Visual & Performing Arts, etc.
69.2% of applications were accepted for the year 2018/2019. The total cost for tuition for Texas residents, with all expenses included, is estimated at $23,633.
Howard Payne University
Students at Howard Payne University are engaged in a wide variety of academic disciplines. The university offers an honors program that produces innovative leaders in Law, Politics, Business, Ministry, Government, Medicine, Education, Psychology and Social work.
The focus of the university is to stimulate the students to learn outside of the classroom. This enables them to establish contacts with professional mentors and role models who work in the field.
Their creative works are made available for public viewing, while professional education in business, teacher education, and social work enable them to be highly valued in the labor market.
59.2% of applications were accepted for the year 2018/2019. The total cost for tuition for Texas residents, with all expenses included, is estimated at $39,890.
LeTourneau University is a Christian polytechnic that nurtures Christian values in students as they develop in their professional fields.
The aim of the University is to stimulate the integration of faith and work through service to the local and global community.
Over 140 undergraduate and graduate degree programs are available in the fields of Aviation, Biblical studies, Business, Communication, Criminal Justice, Cybersecurity, Education, Engineering, Nursing, Human Services, Kinesiology, Liberal arts, Psychology, and Science.
Students from more than 30 foreign countries enroll in the university that is located 120 miles east of Dallas, Texas, and 60 miles west of Shreveport, LA. Its founder was the legendary entrepreneur and inventor of R.G. LeTourneau.
Students are stimulated to participate in a variety of activities. Those studying engineering, for example, get to build their own 3D printers, human-powered water pumps for farmers in developing countries and design shelters for the homeless.
The university aviation program is a past recipient of the Loening Trophy which is being awarded to the top collegiate aviation program in the States.
The LeTourneau University graduates are professionals who perceive life’s work as a holy calling with eternal impact.
47.1% of applications were accepted for the year 2018/2019. The total cost for tuition for Texas residents, with all expenses included, is estimated at $43,388.
Rice University was founded in 1912. This private university is set on a land of 300 acres in the heart of Houston’s Museum District. The practice of the university is to assign all students to one of 11 residential colleges, and even if they decide to move off-campus, they remain their members.
Rice hosts the School of Social Sciences, School of Humanities and Wiess School of Natural Sciences. The program also includes the School of Architecture and the Shepherd School of Music, and its home to the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy, a nonpartisan think tank.
Rice is a place that stimulates students to further develop and cultivate leadership and entrepreneurship skills.
More than half of the undergraduate student body is comprised of minority students, and the results of many surveys suggest that there is a high rate of quality of life and student happiness on campus.
Rice is the first university in the States with a department wholly dedicated to space science. Its researchers even joined the Baylor College of Medicine team in producing the first artificial heart.
Rice professors Robert Curl, Richard Smalley and British chemist Sir Harold Kroto received the Nobel Prize in chemistry in the field of nanotechnology.
15.9% of applications were accepted for the year 2018/2019. The total cost for tuition for Texas residents, with all expenses included, is estimated at $63,158.
St. Edward’s University
St. Edwards University offers a diverse community for students from 45 states and territories, 62 countries. Approximately 38 languages are being spoken on campus.
It is a private institution located in dynamic and growing Austin, Texas.
This Catholic, liberal arts University hosts around 5,000 students who are stimulated to think critically and creatively, and approach problems rationally, with skills that help them recognize ethical concerns.
They are provided with resources that help them gain the confidence to excel so that they can make use of it in helping the community later on.
The university offers programs in the field of Business, Communication, Psychology, Visual and Performing Arts, Social Sciences, etc.
84.2% of applications were accepted for the year 2018/2019. The total cost for tuition for Texas residents, with all expenses included, is estimated at $58,700.
Texas Lutheran University
The Texas Lutheran University is another private institution in this list. It has been helping students expand their potential for over a century.
This exclusively undergraduate university of the liberal arts, sciences and professional studies, is located in Seguin, near San Antonio and Austin. Professors at this university are academic scholars who know their students’ strengths and personally recommend them for graduate schools and professional careers.
TLU offers nearly 40 majors and fields of study like Accounting, Science, but also Kinesiology, Music, Theology, Psychology, and Education. Students are vigorously encouraged to study abroad and take on internships.
The University is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and about one-fourth of its students are Lutheran, but the presence of students from other faiths on campus has never been an exception.
The undergraduates are stimulated to expand academically, spiritually, and socially and to serve the community. 95 percent of TLU students are receiving financial aid.
48.5% of applications were accepted for the year 2018/2019. The total cost for tuition for Texas residents, with all expenses included, is estimated at $42,700.
Sources: College Simply (n.d.) collegesimply.com USNEWS (n.d) usnews.com/best-colleges/tx