Top Texas Colleges and Universities

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Known as the second largest state in area and population in the U.S., the state of Texas is located in the southwestern region of the country. Texas has over 100 colleges and universities; five of the best-known and respected institutions are described below.
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Top Five Schools in Texas

Rice University

Rice University, located in Houston, is a private educational institution. It was founded in 1891 and has an undergraduate student population of 2,886. The university is ranked 17th by U.S. News & World Report. The undergraduate division is one of the best in the country and the university is also known as being a top-tier research university with a particular strength in the applied sciences. There are eight schools at Rice: Architecture, School of Engineering, School of Humanities, the Shepard School of Music, the Wiess School of Natural Sciences, School of Social Sciences, Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Management, and the Susanne M. Glasscock School of Continuing Studies. The undergraduate tuition per year is $28,400.

University of Texas-Austin

The University of Texas at Austin is a public educational institution and was founded in 1883. It has an undergraduate student population of 36,878. It has also been recognized as being one of the 'public ivy' schools and is ranked 44th by U.S. News & World Report. The University of Texas has 16 colleges and schools: Architecture, School of Business, College of Communications, College of Education, Engineering, Fine Arts, Graduate Studies, School of Information, the Jackson School of Geosciences, the LBJ School of Public Affairs, College of Liberal Arts, School of Law, College of Natural Sciences, College of Pharmacy, School of Nursing and School of Social Work. Tuition rates vary depending on the school a freshman or freshwoman enters into.

Texas A&M University-College Station

Texas A&M University at College Station is a public educational institution. It was founded in 1871 and has an undergraduate student population of 37,357. The university is ranked 62nd by U.S. News & World Report. Texas A&M University was the first institute of higher learning to open in the state of Texas. It began as an agricultural and mechanical college but now includes a wide range of disciplines. The university has ten colleges: Agriculture and Life Science, Architecture, Education and Human Development, Geosciences, Liberal Arts, Science, Veterinary Medicine, Government & Public Service, Engineering and Business. The undergraduate tuition for residents is $2,490 and $7,494 for non-residents.

Southern Methodist University

Southern Methodist University, located in University Park, Dallas, is a private educational institution. It was founded in 1911 and has an undergraduate student population of 6,208. Although it is a Methodist university, only 25% of undergraduates actually claim affiliation with the Methodist church. There are seven schools at Southern Methodist University: Humanities and Sciences, Business, Arts, Engineering, Education & Human Development, the Dedman School of Law and the Perkinds School of Theology. The undergraduate tuition is $940 per credit hour.

Baylor University

Baylor University is a private university located in Waco. It was founded in 1845 and has an undergraduate student population of 11,831. The university is affiliated with the Baptist church and is a member of the Association of Southern Baptist Colleges and Schools. Nationally, the university is well known for its programs in law, music, theology, business and science. There are 11 schools at Baylor: Arts and Sciences, Business, Honors College, Education, Engineering and Computer Science, Graduate School, Law, Nursing, Music, Social Work and the Theological Seminary. The undergraduate tuition is $11,110.

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    1. The Chicago School

    Program Options

    Doctorate
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    Master's
      • M.A. Psychology
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    Certificate
      • Suicide and Cyberbullying Prevention Certificate
      • Certificate in Behavioral Economics
      • Certificate in Organizational Leadership
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    2. DeVry University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master's - Business Admin: General Management
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    Certificate
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    3. University of Southern California

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    Doctorate
      • Doctor of Education in Organizational Change and Leadership
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      • Masters of Arts in Teaching
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    4. Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology

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    Master's
      • Masters in Psychology
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    5. Colorado Christian University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • Doctor of Nursing Practice in Visionary Leadership
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      • Criminal Justice, M.S.
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      • Curriculum and Instruction, M.A. - Culturally and Linguistically Diverse
    Bachelor's
      • Applied Psychology, B.S. - Biblical Studies
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      • Computer Science, B.S.
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      • Criminal Justice, A.S.
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    6. Syracuse University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Masters of Communications
      • Masters in Accounting
      • Masters in Business Administration
      • Masters of Library and Information Science
  • Online Programs Available
    7. Touro University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • Doctor of Psychology in Human & Organizational Psychology
      • Doctor of Business Administration
      • Doctor of Management
      • Doctorate of Physician Assistant
    Master's
      • Master of Arts in Psychology
      • Master of Arts in Dispute Resolution
      • Master of Arts in Industrial & Organizational Psychology
      • Master of Arts in Public Administration
      • Master of Business Administration
      • Master of Science in Forensic Psychology
    Bachelor's
      • BA in Psychology
      • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Management
      • Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences
      • BA in Social Work
    Associate's
      • Associate Degree of Arts in General Studies
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    8. Bryant & Stratton College

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    Bachelor's
      • BA - General Management
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      • BS Human & Social Services
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      • AS - Business
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      • AAS Early Childhood Education
    Certificate
      • Business Assistant Diploma
      • Criminal Justice and Security Services Diploma
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      • Early Childhood Care and Development Diploma
      • Health Services Admin Diploma
      • Hospitality Assistant Diploma
  • Online Programs Available
    9. Saint Leo University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • Doctor of Criminal Justice: Education
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    Master's
      • MS: Criminal Justice
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      • MA: Creative Writing - Fiction
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      • MAcc: Accounting
    Bachelor's
      • BA: Criminal Justice
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      • BA: Liberal Studies
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      • BS: Computer Science
    Associate's
      • AA: Criminal Justice
      • AA: Liberal Arts
      • AA: Business Administration
      • AA: Information Technology
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  • Online Programs Available
    10. Northcentral University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • Doctor of Business Admin - General Business
      • PhD-TIM - Computer Science
      • Doctor of Criminal Justice
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      • EdD - Learning Analytics in K-12 Education
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    Master's
      • M.A. in Psychology - General Psychology
      • MBA - Applied Computer Science
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      • Master of Legal Studies
    Certificate
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      • Education Specialist - Special Education
      • Education Specialist - International Education
      • Education Specialist - Early Childhood Education
      • Education Specialist - Curriculum and Teaching
      • Education Specialist - Instructional Leadership

Featured Schools

The Chicago School

  • Ed.D. Educational Psychology and Technology
  • M.A. Psychology
  • Suicide and Cyberbullying Prevention Certificate

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DeVry University

  • Master's - Business Admin: General Management
  • Bachelor's - Business Admin
  • Associate - Health Information Technology
  • Certificate - Business Admin

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University of Southern California

  • Doctor of Education in Organizational Change and Leadership
  • Masters of Arts in Teaching
  • Masters in School Counseling

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Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology

  • Masters in Psychology
  • Masters in Dispute Resolution
  • Masters in Legal Studies

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Colorado Christian University

  • Doctor of Nursing Practice in Visionary Leadership
  • Criminal Justice, M.S.
  • Applied Psychology, B.S. - Biblical Studies
  • Criminal Justice, A.S.

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Syracuse University

  • Masters of Communications
  • Masters in Accounting
  • Masters in Business Administration

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Touro University

  • Doctor of Psychology in Human & Organizational Psychology
  • Master of Arts in Psychology
  • BA in Psychology
  • Associate Degree of Arts in General Studies

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Bryant & Stratton College

  • BA - General Management
  • AS - Business
  • Business Assistant Diploma

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