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2021 Best General Engineering Schools in Texas

10 Colleges
$64,400 Avg Salary
$14,850 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best General Engineering School for You

In 2018-2019, 787 degrees and certificates were awarded to general engineering students who went to a Texas college or university. This makes it the #96 most popular major in the state.

With all the programs available today, it can be tough to choose which one is the best for you. You can choose a traditional brick and mortar school, or with the growth of online education, you can attend a school half-way across the country without even leaving your house. Also there are many trade schools that offer short-term programs that open up more career options.

The Best General Engineering Schools in Texas ranking is one of many tools that Course Advisor has developed to help you make your educational decision. This report analyzed 10 schools in Texas to see which ones offered the best programs for students. The factors used to develop this ranking include those related to how in-demand the school us, the overall quality of the school, and post-graduation wages, and more.

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2021 Best General Engineering Schools in Texas

The following schools top our list of the Best General Engineering Colleges.

Top 10 Best General Engineering Schools

Our analysis found The University of Texas at Austin to be the best school for general engineering students who want to pursue a degree in Texas. Located in the large city of Austin, UT Austin is a public college with a fairly large student population.

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Out of the 10 schools in Texas that were part of this year’s ranking, Texas A&M University - College Station landed the # 2 spot on the list. Texas A&M is a very large public school located in the midsize city of College Station.

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#3

Texas Christian University

Fort Worth, TX

The excellent programs at Texas Christian University helped the school earn the #3 place on this year’s ranking of the best general engineering schools in Texas. TCU is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Fort Worth.

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#4

Baylor University

Waco, TX

A rank of #4 on this year’s list means Baylor University is a great place for general engineering students. Baylor is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the medium-sized city of Waco.

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#5

Prairie View A & M University

Prairie View, TX

A rank of #5 on this year’s list means Prairie View A & M University is a great place for general engineering students. Located in the town of Prairie View, PVAMU is a public school with a medium-sized student population.

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#6

Lamar University

Beaumont, TX

Lamar University ranked #6 on this year’s Best General Engineering Schools in Texas list. Located in the midsize city of Beaumont, Lamar University is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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Southern Methodist University ranked #7 on this year’s Best General Engineering Schools in Texas list. Located in the suburb of Dallas, SMU is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

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#8

Texas State University

San Marcos, TX

Texas State University ranked #8 on this year’s Best General Engineering Schools in Texas list. Texas State is a fairly large public school located in the small city of San Marcos.

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West Texas A&M University ranked #9 on this year’s Best General Engineering Schools in Texas list. Located in the fringe town of Canyon, West Texas A&M University is a public school with a moderately-sized student population.

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With a ranking of #10, The University of Texas at El Paso did quite well on this year’s best schools for general engineering students. Located in the city of El Paso, UTEP is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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Best General Engineering Colleges in the Southwest Region

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State Degrees Awarded
Arizona 379
Oklahoma 543
New Mexico 128

General Engineering is one of 38 different types of programs to choose from.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Mechanical Engineering 47,405
Electrical Engineering 31,384
Civil Engineering 21,938
Computer Engineering 15,891
Chemical Engineering 14,406

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 10 schools only.

  • Read more about our ranking methodology.
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Rémi Kaupp.

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