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2022 Best Political Science & Government Schools in Texas

42 Colleges
$32,867 Avg Salary
$20,329 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Political Science & Government School for You

Political Science & Government is the #28 most popular major in Texas with 2,574 degrees and certificates awarded in 2019-2020.

It's not easy to decide which program to enroll in when you have so many options available. With more and more schools offering online options, you could even register for a great program on the other side of the country. On top of that, there are a considerable number of trade schools that offer fast-track entry to many fields.

To assist you in seeing some of the education options that are available to you, Course Advisor has created its Best Political Science & Government Schools in Texas ranking. This report analyzed 42 schools in Texas to see which ones offered the best programs for students.

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2022 Best Political Science & Government Schools in Texas

The colleges and universities below are the best for political science majors pursuing a .

Top 10 Best Political Science & Government Schools

#1

Rice University

Houston, TX

Our 2022 rankings named Rice University the best school in Texas for political science and government students. Rice is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Houston.

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You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend The University of Texas at Austin. The school came in at #2 on this year’s Best Political Science & Government Schools in Texas list. UT Austin is a very large public school located in the city of Austin.

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#3

Texas Christian University

Fort Worth, TX

A rank of #3 on this year’s list means Texas Christian University is a great place for political science and government students. Located in the city of Fort Worth, TCU is a private not-for-profit college with a large student population.

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A rank of #4 on this year’s list means Texas A&M University - College Station is a great place for political science and government students. Located in the city of College Station, Texas A&M College Station is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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Out of the 42 schools in Texas that were part of this year’s ranking, Southern Methodist University landed the # 5 spot on the list. SMU is a large private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Dallas.

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#6

Trinity University

San Antonio, TX

Trinity University came in at #6 in this year’s edition of the Best Political Science & Government Schools in Texas ranking. Located in the city of San Antonio, Trinity U is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

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The University of Texas at Dallas landed the #7 spot in the 2022 rankings for the best political science and government programs. Located in the medium-sized city of Richardson, UT Dallas is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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#8

Southwestern University

Georgetown, TX

Southwestern University ranked #8 on this year’s Best Political Science & Government Schools in Texas list. Located in the small city of Georgetown, Southwestern is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

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The University of Texas of the Permian Basin did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for political science and government students. It came in at #9 on the list. UT Permian Basin is a medium-sized public school located in the medium-sized city of Odessa.

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Texas Lutheran University ranked #10 on this year’s Best Political Science & Government Schools in Texas list. TLU is a small private not-for-profit school located in the fringe town of Seguin.

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Best Political Science & Government Colleges in the Southwest Region

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State Degrees Awarded
Arizona 911
Oklahoma 263
New Mexico 178

Political Science & Government is one of 12 different types of programs to choose from.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Economics 48,831
Sociology 37,807
General Social Sciences 19,742
International Relations & National Security 14,762
Anthropology 12,008

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 25 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).
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