15 Best Colleges in Texas
Everything is bigger in Texas, and the number of universities and colleges to attend is no exception. Texas is home to some of the largest higher education facilities which house state-of-the-art research facilities, up-to-date classrooms, and advanced degree programs.
The large campus experience will allow for plenty of networking and relationship building for those of different backgrounds, ethnicity, and cultures. It is no wonder that Texas schools find themselves graduating some of the best and brightest in the nation in the fields of business, engineering, and accounting and finance.
U.S. News & World Report's latest ranking of America's best colleges include a lot of Texas schools. Researchers added a new metric, social mobility indicators, which measures how successfully colleges enroll and graduate students from low-income families.
"A university is not successful if it does not graduate its students, which is why the Best Colleges rankings place the greatest value on outcomes, including graduation and retention rates," said U.S. News' chief data strategist Robert Morse in a prepared statement. "
This year's rankings puts more focus on students graduating rather than the number accepted at an university. We've compiled the top 15 schools in Texas according to their rank nationality. Though, there are different ways to rank an institution, this allows for the student looking to see where these tops schools are placed in comparison to others out of state that they may be looking at.
Texas is rich with culture and it should be one of the top places whether you're in state or out of state to gain your higher educational experience.
Just in case you wanted to know. Still holding at the top spots were some of the most prestigious and familiar names in academia.
The top five national universities were:
1. Princeton University (N.J.) 2. Harvard University (Mass.) 3. Columbia University (N.Y.) (tie) 3. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (tie) 3. University of Chicago (tie) 3. Yale University (Conn.) (tie)