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249 Colleges
303,449 Yearly Graduations
$43,945 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$24,987 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In 2018, 303,449 students received a degree from a college in Texas, making it rank #3 in terms of graduations. Texas colleges offer students average in-student tuition of $10,986 per year, while students attending fron out-of-state may pay something more like $14,640 per year.

An estimated 51% of college students in Texas take out loans, with the average loan amount being $6,247 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

Texas A&M University - College Station

College Station, Texas
Public Public vs. Private
17,874 Yearly Degrees
$6,552 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at Texas A&M University - College Station is 67,929, of which 46,724 students are full-time undergraduates. Students tend to stick around at Texas A&M. The freshman retention rate is 92%.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 71%. Of the accepted students, 51% are men and 49% are women.

32% of Texas A&M students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,863 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.1% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Texas A&M is $48,600.

Public Public vs. Private
14,243 Yearly Degrees
$11,742 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 51,525 students at UT Austin in total, 37,740 of which are full-time undergraduates. UT Austin has a freshman retention rate of 95%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 36%. Around 43% of accepted students are men, and 57% are women.

Roughly 43% of students at UT Austin take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,233 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.6% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from UT Austin with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $46,000 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
13,842 Yearly Degrees
$7,898 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at The University of Texas at Arlington is 46,497, of which 17,819 students are full-time undergraduates. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UT Arlington is 4.7 years.

About 71% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 45% are men and 55% are women.

Approximately 37% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,511 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 6.1% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $41,100 during the early-career years.

#4

University of Houston

Houston, Texas
Public Public vs. Private
10,134 Yearly Degrees
$8,214 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at University of Houston is 45,364, of which 27,159 students are full-time undergraduates. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at U of H is 4.7 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 61%. Of the accepted students, 49% are men and 51% are women.

39% of U of H students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,369 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.7% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $43,100 during the early-career years.

#5

University of North Texas

Denton, Texas
Public Public vs. Private
9,494 Yearly Degrees
$5,450 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at University of North Texas is 38,276, of which 25,592 students are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average UNT undergraduate about 4.6 years to complete their degree.

About 72% of students who apply get accepted. Around 43% of accepted students are men, and 57% are women.

51% of UNT students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,744 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.1% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UNT is $37,600.

#6

Texas State University

San Marcos, Texas
Public Public vs. Private
8,759 Yearly Degrees
$6,556 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at Texas State University is 38,666, of which 28,019 students are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average Texas State undergraduate about 4.6 years to complete their degree.

About 73% of students who apply get accepted. Around 35% of accepted students are men, and 65% are women.

62% of Texas State students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,833 a year. The student loan default rate of 5.6% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $38,300 during the early-career years.

#7

Texas Tech University

Lubbock, Texas
Public Public vs. Private
8,604 Yearly Degrees
$5,832 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at Texas Tech University is 36,996, of which 27,318 students are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

About 69% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 48% are men and 52% are women.

Roughly 44% of students at Texas Tech take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $8,237 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 6.4% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Texas Tech is $42,200.

Public Public vs. Private
8,184 Yearly Degrees
$13,458 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at The University of Texas at Dallas is 27,642, of which 15,294 students are full-time undergraduates. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UT Dallas is 4.3 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 76%. Around 55% of accepted students are men, and 45% are women.

30% of UT Dallas students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,417 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.4% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from UT Dallas with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $44,000 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#9

Lone Star College System

The Woodlands, Texas
Public Public vs. Private
7,552 Yearly Degrees

There are 20,532 full-time undergraduates at North Harris Montgomery, and 72,336 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

14% of North Harris Montgomery students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $3,726 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $30,300 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
6,563 Yearly Degrees
$5,615 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 21,510 full-time undergraduates at UTSA, and 30,768 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UTSA is 4.8 years.

About 79% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 45% are men and 55% are women.

54% of UTSA students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,633 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 6.6% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from UTSA with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $36,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#11

Lamar University

Beaumont, Texas
Public Public vs. Private
5,812 Yearly Degrees
$6,234 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at Lamar University is 14,506, of which 5,967 students are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 82%. Around 42% of accepted students are men, and 58% are women.

Approximately 52% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,013 a year. The student loan default rate of 7.4% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Lamar University with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $32,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#12

Houston Community College

Houston, Texas
Public Public vs. Private
5,706 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Houston Community College is 57,120, of which 17,226 students are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1.

Approximately 16% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,397 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Houston Community College is $28,200.

#13

Tarrant County College District

Fort Worth, Texas
Public Public vs. Private
5,472 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Tarrant County College District is 52,957, of which 15,077 students are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1.

11% of Tarrant County College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,858 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 20.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Tarrant County College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $29,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
5,342 Yearly Degrees
$5,720 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 18,647 full-time undergraduates at UT Rio Grande Valley, and 27,809 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 80%. Around 43% of accepted students are men, and 57% are women.

Roughly 22% of students at UT Rio Grande Valley take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $3,790 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 6.9% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $31,300 during the early-career years.

#15

Baylor University

Waco, Texas
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
4,898 Yearly Degrees
$30,888 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at Baylor University is 17,059, of which 14,100 students are full-time undergraduates. Students tend to stick around at Baylor. The freshman retention rate is 90%.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 39%. Around 41% of accepted students are men, and 59% are women.

Approximately 47% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $11,254 a year. Baylor has a 3.8% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Baylor with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $42,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#15

Sam Houston State University

Huntsville, Texas
Public Public vs. Private
4,898 Yearly Degrees
$5,540 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 14,808 full-time undergraduates at SHSU, and 20,938 students altogether. For undergraduates at SHSU, the average graduation time is 4.6 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 74%. Around 34% of accepted students are men, and 66% are women.

62% of SHSU students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,925 a year. SHSU has a 6.3% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from SHSU is $37,400.

Public Public vs. Private
4,808 Yearly Degrees
$4,941 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at The University of Texas at El Paso is 25,078, of which 14,025 students are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average UTEP undergraduate about 4.8 years to complete their degree.

Around 100% of students who apply get accepted. Around 46% of accepted students are men, and 54% are women.

39% of UTEP students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,465 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.4% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $30,400 during the early-career years.

#18

San Jacinto Community College

Pasadena, Texas
Public Public vs. Private
4,746 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at San Jacinto Community College is 30,509, of which 7,081 students are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

4% of San Jacinto College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $2,990 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.1% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from San Jacinto College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $30,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
4,485 Yearly Degrees
$40,896 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at Southern Methodist University is 11,789, of which 6,240 students are full-time undergraduates. Students tend to stick around at SMU. The freshman retention rate is 91%.

About 49% of students who apply get accepted. Around 47% of accepted students are men, and 53% are women.

Roughly 25% of students at SMU take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $9,927 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.5% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from SMU with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $54,300 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#20

South Texas College

McAllen, Texas
Public Public vs. Private
4,466 Yearly Degrees

There are 10,788 full-time undergraduates at South Texas College, and 31,321 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 22 to 1.

4% of South Texas College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $1,925 a year.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from South Texas College is $23,600.

#21

San Antonio College

San Antonio, Texas
Public Public vs. Private
4,293 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at San Antonio College is 19,385, of which 3,607 students are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 24 to 1.

Roughly 6% of students at San Antonio College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,517 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.9% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $26,300 during the early-career years.

#22

Texas Woman's University

Denton, Texas
Public Public vs. Private
4,006 Yearly Degrees
$4,852 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 6,968 full-time undergraduates at TWU, and 15,473 students altogether. It takes the average TWU undergraduate about 4.6 years to complete their degree.

Around 86% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 11% are men and 89% are women.

60% of TWU students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,458 a year. TWU has a 6.6% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from TWU is $40,400.

Public Public vs. Private
3,686 Yearly Degrees
$7,245 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 6,320 full-time undergraduates at University of Houston - Downtown, and 13,919 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at University of Houston - Downtown is 5.4 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 84%. Around 40% of accepted students are men, and 60% are women.

Approximately 21% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,323 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.2% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $39,700 during the early-career years.

#24

El Paso Community College

El Paso, Texas
Public Public vs. Private
3,528 Yearly Degrees

There are 28,750 students at El Paso Community College in total, 8,710 of which are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 25 to 1.

Roughly 5% of students at El Paso Community College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $3,591 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.6% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from El Paso Community College is $22,000.

Public Public vs. Private
3,515 Yearly Degrees
$3,630 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 13,244 students at Texas A&M Commerce in total, 6,068 of which are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average Texas A&M Commerce undergraduate about 4.6 years to complete their degree.

About 35% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 40% are men and 60% are women.

Approximately 64% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,661 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.5% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Texas A&M Commerce with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $34,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Other Texas Colleges

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 Austin Community College District 3,366
27 Tarleton State University 3,120
28 Central Texas College 2,993
29 Stephen F Austin State University 2,848
30 Texas Christian University 2,806
31 Collin County Community College District 2,786
32 The University of Texas at Tyler 2,686
33 University of the Incarnate Word 2,554
34 University of Houston - Clear Lake 2,443
35 West Texas A&M University 2,433
36 Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi 2,398
37 Richland College 2,360
38 Rice University 2,305
39 Blinn College 2,233
40 Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center 2,168
41 Northwest Vista College 2,158
42 Texas A&M University - Kingsville 2,048
43 Texas State Technical College 1,989
44 Tyler Junior College 1,814
45 The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston 1,655
46 Texas Southern University 1,646
47 Angelo State University 1,642
48 Wayland Baptist University 1,563
49 Prairie View A & M University 1,520
50 Palo Alto College 1,515
51 Texas A&M International University 1,469
52 Texas A&M University - San Antonio 1,447
53 Dallas Baptist University 1,405
54 Del Mar College 1,387
55 Midwestern State University 1,368
56 Eastfield College 1,338
57 McLennan Community College 1,314
58 St Philip’s College 1,242
59 Amarillo College 1,238
60 The University of Texas Medical Branch 1,221
61 North Lake College 1,194
62 Brookhaven College 1,166
63 Lee College 1,132
64 The University of Texas of the Permian Basin 1,114
65 Saint Edward’s University 1,093
66 Abilene Christian University 1,086
67 Laredo Community College 1,066
68 The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio 1,037
69 University of Houston - Victoria 1,025
70 El Centro College 999
71 Mountain View College 997
72 University of St. Thomas 952
73 University of Mary Hardin - Baylor 940
74 Navarro College 935
75 St. Mary’s University 917
76 South Plains College 913
77 Our Lady of the Lake University 867
78 University of North Texas Health Science Center 848
79 North Central Texas College 843
79 Trinity Valley Community College 843
81 University of North Texas at Dallas 842
82 Alvin Community College 841
83 Texas A & M University - Central Texas 838
84 Houston Baptist University 759
85 Odessa College 750
86 Trinity University 747
87 Wharton County Junior College 737
88 Southwestern Assemblies of God University 730
89 Weatherford College 717
90 Concordia University - Texas 700
91 University of Dallas 699
92 Cedar Valley College 681
93 Sul Ross State University 671
94 Southwest Texas Junior College 668
95 Kilgore College 661
96 Brazosport College 654
97 University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center 640
98 Southwest University at El Paso 604
99 Midland College 603
100 LeTourneau University 588
101 Texas Wesleyan University 574
102 College of the Mainland 569
103 Grayson College 564
104 Temple College 544
105 University of Phoenix - Texas 543
106 Dallas Theological Seminary 504
106 Howard College 504
108 Lubbock Christian University 500
109 Texarkana College 497
110 Vista College 484
111 Texas A&M University - Texarkana 479
112 Victoria College 465
113 Hardin - Simmons University 463
114 Amberton University 445
115 Paris Junior College 441
116 Lamar Institute of Technology 433
117 Northeast Texas Community College 404
118 Coastal Bend College 402
119 Cisco College 384
120 Angelina College 380
121 Hill College 376
122 Baptist Health System School of Health Professions 370
123 Austin College 365
124 Baylor College of Medicine 362
125 Southwestern University 354
126 Panola College 353
127 Strayer University - Texas 349
128 Western Technical College 337
129 Parker University 326
130 Vernon College 301
131 The College of Health Care Professions-Northwest 298
132 Schreiner University 297
133 Hallmark University 295
134 DeVry University - Texas 293
135 East Texas Baptist University 286
136 The Art Institute of Houston 283
137 Galveston College 281
138 South Texas College of Law 279
139 Galen College of Nursing-San Antonio 276
140 Texas Lutheran University 264
141 Huston - Tillotson University 247
141 Lamar State College-Port Arthur 247
143 Ranger College 244
143 Texas-Tech-University-Health-Sciences-Center-El-Paso 244
143 Northeast Lakeview College 244
146 Western Texas College 236
147 Howard Payne University 228
148 Wiley College 225
149 National American University - Harold D. Buckingham Graduate School 204
150 Lamar State College-Orange 201
151 Southwestern Adventist University 188
152 Chamberlain University - Texas 184
153 Universal Technical Institute - Dallas Fort Worth 177
153 Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts-Austin 177
153 North American University 177
156 South University - The Art Institute of Dallas 174
157 The Art Institute of San Antonio 167
158 West Coast University - Dallas 164
159 Pima Medical Institute-Houston 162
159 The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center 162
161 The Art Institute of Austin 156
162 McMurry University 155
163 American InterContinental University - Houston 153
164 Clarendon College 147
165 Culinary Institute Inc 144
166 Western Technical College 143
167 Vet Tech Institute of Houston 138
168 The King’s University 123
169 Texas College 105
170 Virginia College-Austin 104
171 Vista College - Online 103
172 Concorde Career College-Dallas 100
173 Wade College 97
174 Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service 93
175 Remington College - Dallas Campus 91
176 Jarvis Christian College 89
177 Jacksonville College-Main Campus 84
178 South University - Austin 81
179 Frank Phillips College 80
180 Concorde Career College-San Antonio 72
181 Dallas Christian College 64
182 MediaTech Institute-Dallas 62
183 Texas Chiropractic College Foundation Inc 61
184 Dallas Nursing Institute 56
185 KD Conservatory College of Film and Dramatic Arts 54
186 Dallas Institute of Funeral Service 53
186 The College of Health Care Professions-San Antonio 53
188 Pima Medical Institute-El Paso 52
189 AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine 50
190 Texas Health and Science University 49
191 Golf Academy of America-Dallas 48
191 Criswell College 48
193 Brightwood College-San Antonio-Ingram 45
193 Center for Advanced Legal Studies 45
195 Concorde Career College-Grand Prairie 43
196 Paul Quinn College 41
196 Carrington College-Mesquite 41
198 Bakke Graduate University 40
199 Houston Graduate School of Theology 39
200 Brite Divinity School 38
201 Baptist University of the Americas 35
201 Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary 35
201 Arlington Baptist University 35
204 Remington College-North Houston Campus 34
204 Remington College-Fort Worth Campus 34
206 Brightwood College-El Paso 32
207 Grace School of Theology 30
208 The College of Health Care Professions-Fort Worth 29
208 American College of Acupuncture and Oriental Med 29
210 Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest 28
210 College of Biblical Studies - Houston 28
212 Remington College-Houston Southeast Campus 27
212 Southwestern Christian College 27
214 International Business College-El Paso 24
215 Baptist Missionary Association Theological Seminary 23
216 Oblate School of Theology 20
217 Brightwood College-Dallas 19
218 Brightwood College-Arlington 17
218 The College of Health Care Professions-Austin 17
220 Houston International College Cardiotech Ultrasound School 16
221 Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf 15
222 School of Automotive Machinists & Technology 14
222 Brightwood College-Brownsville 14
224 Virginia College-Lubbock 13
224 Brightwood College-Laredo 13
224 Messenger College 13
227 Fortis College-Grand Prairie 12
228 Fortis College-Houston 11
228 Peloton College 11
230 The College of Health Care Professions-McAllen Campus 10
230 Brightwood College-Fort Worth 10
230 Lincoln College of Technology-Grand Prairie 10
230 Fortis Institute-Houston 10
234 Brightwood College-Beaumont 9
235 Brightwood College-Corpus Christi 6
235 Florida Career College-Houston Campus 6
235 Brightwood College-McAllen 6
238 Austin Graduate School of Theology 5
238 Brightwood College-San Antonio-San Pedro 5
238 Gemini School of Visual Arts & Communication 5
241 University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler 4
242 MediaTech Institute-Houston 2
242 Interactive College of Technology 2
242 Interactive College of Technology 2
245 Brightwood College-Friendswood 1
246 Brightwood College-Houston 0
246 National-American-University-Killeen 0
246 Chicago-School-Of-Professional-Psychology-At-Dallas 0
246 The-College-Of-Health-Care-Professions-South-San-Antonio 0

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