Best Colleges in Texas Evaluated by for 2017

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Top 100 List Highlights Schools with Best Combination of Program Quality, Career Resources, a leading resource provider for higher education and career information, has ranked the best colleges in Texas for 2017 based on analysis of degree programs, career resources and other student data. 50 four-year colleges and universities were highlighted for overall quality, with Rice University, Trinity University, Southern Methodist University, LeTourneau University and the University of Texas at Austin ranking as the top five. 50 two-year schools also made the list, with Texas State Technical College Waco, Western Texas College, Galveston College, Del Mar College and Navarro College coming in as the top five. All winning schools are listed below.

“As Texas’ economy continues to grow, more job seekers are bolstering their resumes by earning a certificate or degree,” said Wes Ricketts, senior vice president of “Not only do these Texas colleges provide excellent academic opportunities, they also offer employment and career services that contribute to student success in the job market after college.”

To be included on the “Best Colleges in Texas” list, all schools must be regionally accredited and not-for-profit institutions. Each college is ranked on a variety of data points, including number of degree programs offered, annual alumni earnings 10 years after entering college, career services, academic counseling, financial aid availability and graduation rates.

Complete details on each college, their individual scores and the data and methodology used to determine the “Best Colleges in Texas” list, visit:

Texas’ Best Four-Year Colleges for 2017 include:
Abilene Christian University
Austin College
Baylor University
Dallas Baptist University
Dallas Christian College
Hardin-Simmons University
Houston Baptist University
Howard Payne University
LeTourneau University
Lubbock Christian University
McMurry University
Midwestern State University
Rice University
Saint Edward's University
Sam Houston State University
Southern Methodist University
Southwestern Adventist University
Southwestern University
St Mary's University
Stephen F Austin State University
Tarleton State University
Texas A & M International University
Texas A & M University-College Station
Texas A & M University-Commerce
Texas Christian University
Texas Lutheran University
Texas State University
Texas Tech University
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Texas Woman's University
The University of Texas at Arlington
The University of Texas at Austin
The University of Texas at Dallas
The University of Texas at El Paso
The University of Texas at Tyler
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
The University of Texas of the Permian Basin
The University of Texas-Pan American
Trinity University
University of Dallas
University of Houston
University of Houston-Clear Lake
University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
University of North Texas
University of St Thomas
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
University of the Incarnate Word
Wayland Baptist University
West Texas A & M University

Texas’ Best Two-Year Colleges for 2017 include:
Alvin Community College
Amarillo College
Angelina College
Austin Community College District
Blinn College
Brookhaven College
Central Texas College
Cisco College
Coastal Bend College
College of the Mainland
Collin College
Del Mar College
Eastfield College
El Paso Community College
Frank Phillips College
Galveston College
Grayson College
Hill College
Houston Community College
Howard College
Kilgore College
Lamar Institute of Technology
Lamar State College-Port Arthur
Lee College
Lone Star College
McLennan Community College
Navarro College
North Central Texas College
North Lake College
Northeast Texas Community College
Northwest Vista College
Odessa College
Palo Alto College
Panola College
Richland College
San Antonio College
San Jacinto College
South Plains College
St Philip's College
Tarrant County College District
Temple College
Texas State Technical College - West Texas
Texas State Technical College-Waco
Trinity Valley Community College
Tyler Junior College
Vernon College
Victoria College
Weatherford College
Western Texas College
Wharton County Junior College

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