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139 Colleges
15,623 Yearly Graduations
$45,209 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$23,573 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In terms of yearly teaching graduations, Texas is ranked #3 in the country with 15,623 degrees handed out in 2019. Students who live in the state can take advantage of in-state tuition averaging $11,302 a year, while students from out-of-state may pay a higher average tuition of $15,626 a year.

An estimated 42% of college students in Texas take out loans, with the average loan amount being $5,893 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

Lamar University

Beaumont, Texas
Public Public vs. Private
2,151 Yearly Degrees
$8,494 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Lamar University is 15,460, of which 8,701 students are undergraduates and of those, 5,243 are full-time. For undergraduates at Lamar University, the average graduation time is 4.8 years.

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

52% of Lamar University students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,013 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.1% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Lamar University is $32,200.

Public Public vs. Private
769 Yearly Degrees
$11,040 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at The University of Texas at Arlington is 48,635, of which 34,820 students are undergraduates and of those, 19,441 are full-time. It takes the average UT Arlington undergraduate about 4.7 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 71%. Of the accepted students, 45% are men and 55% are women.

37% of UT Arlington students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,511 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 5.8% 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.

Public Public vs. Private
627 Yearly Degrees
$8,262 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 32,594 students at UTSA in total, 28,275 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 22,414 are full-time. For undergraduates at UTSA, the average graduation time is 4.8 years.

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

Roughly 54% of students at UTSA take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,633 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.7% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $36,600 during the early-career years.

#4

University of North Texas

Denton, Texas
Public Public vs. Private
566 Yearly Degrees
$11,044 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 39,336 students at UNT in total, 32,159 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 26,055 are full-time. 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.

Roughly 51% of students at UNT take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,744 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 UNT with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $37,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#5

Texas A&M University - College Station

College Station, Texas
Public Public vs. Private
495 Yearly Degrees
$11,361 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Texas A&M University - College Station is 68,726, of which 53,791 students are undergraduates and of those, 47,667 are full-time. Texas A&M College Station has a freshman retention rate of 92%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

About 71% of students who apply get accepted. Around 51% of accepted students are men, and 49% are women.

32% of Texas A&M College Station students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,863 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.1% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Texas A&M College Station with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $48,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#6

South Texas College

McAllen, Texas
Public Public vs. Private
433 Yearly Degrees
$4,440 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 11,080 full-time undergraduates at South Texas College, and 33,054 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 22 to 1.

Roughly 4% of students at South Texas College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $1,925 a year.

Students who graduate from South Texas College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $23,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
409 Yearly Degrees
$8,958 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 12,109 students at Texas A&M Commerce in total, 8,390 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 6,177 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 35%. Around 40% of accepted students are men, and 60% are women.

64% of Texas A&M Commerce students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,661 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.6% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $34,500 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
370 Yearly Degrees
$8,132 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 29,113 students at UT Rio Grande Valley in total, 24,965 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 19,922 are full-time. 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%. Of the accepted students, 43% are men and 57% are women.

22% of UT Rio Grande Valley students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $3,790 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 8.4% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from UT Rio Grande Valley with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $31,300 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#9

Texas Tech University

Lubbock, Texas
Public Public vs. Private
348 Yearly Degrees
$9,300 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 38,742 students at Texas Tech in total, 32,125 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 28,062 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 69%. 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 typical student loan amount is $8,237 a year. Texas Tech has a 6.0% 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 Texas Tech is $42,200.

#10

Angelo State University

San Angelo, Texas
Public Public vs. Private
319 Yearly Degrees
$7,637 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 8,981 undergraduates at Angelo State, of which 5,469 are full-time, and there are 10,568 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 74%. Of the accepted students, 44% are men and 56% are women.

Approximately 52% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,574 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.4% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Angelo State is $32,700.

#11

Texas State University

San Marcos, Texas
Public Public vs. Private
314 Yearly Degrees
$10,581 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 33,917 undergraduates at Texas State, of which 27,923 are full-time, and there are 38,187 students altogether. For undergraduates at Texas State, the average graduation time is 4.6 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 73%. Of the accepted students, 35% are men and 65% are women.

Roughly 62% of students at Texas State take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,833 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 6.6% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Texas State is $38,300.

#12

Stephen F Austin State University

Nacogdoches, Texas
Public Public vs. Private
296 Yearly Degrees
$8,844 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 12,969 students at SFASU in total, 11,494 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 9,213 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at SFASU is 4.5 years.

About 65% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 34% are men and 66% are women.

Roughly 58% of students at SFASU take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,355 a year. SFASU has a 8.2% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from SFASU with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $34,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#13

Lone Star College System

The Woodlands, Texas
Public Public vs. Private
293 Yearly Degrees
$4,244 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 20,312 full-time undergraduates at North Harris Montgomery, and 74,300 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 average amount of student loans is $3,726 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.6% 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.

#14

University of St. Thomas

Houston, Texas
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
292 Yearly Degrees
$31,460 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,448 students at UST in total, 2,124 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,693 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UST is 4.5 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 81%. Around 35% of accepted students are men, and 65% are women.

42% of UST students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,713 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.1% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from UST with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $37,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#15

Concordia University, Texas

Lakeway, Texas
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
282 Yearly Degrees
$32,860 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Concordia University, Texas is 2,518, of which 1,828 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,440 are full-time. For undergraduates at Concordia University, Texas, the average graduation time is 4.4 years.

Around 89% of students who apply get accepted. Around 36% of accepted students are men, and 64% are women.

74% of Concordia University, Texas students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,564 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.0% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $38,400 during the early-career years.

#16

Sam Houston State University

Huntsville, Texas
Public Public vs. Private
276 Yearly Degrees
$8,536 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 21,558 students at SHSU in total, 18,805 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 15,311 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

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. The student loan default rate of 5.8% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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

Public Public vs. Private
257 Yearly Degrees
$10,824 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 40,163 undergraduates at UT Austin, of which 37,515 are full-time, and there are 51,090 students altogether. Students tend to stick around at UT Austin. The freshman retention rate is 95%.

About 36% of students who apply get accepted. Around 43% of accepted students are men, and 57% are women.

43% of UT Austin students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,233 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.6% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $46,000 during the early-career years.

#18

San Jacinto Community College

Pasadena, Texas
Public Public vs. Private
252 Yearly Degrees
$3,240 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 9,244 full-time undergraduates at San Jacinto College, and 32,452 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Roughly 4% of students at San Jacinto College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $2,990 a year. The student loan default rate of 5.9% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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
248 Yearly Degrees
$56,560 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Southern Methodist University is 11,824, of which 6,710 students are undergraduates and of those, 6,519 are full-time. It takes the average SMU undergraduate about 4.1 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 49%. Of the accepted students, 47% are men and 53% are women.

Approximately 25% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $9,927 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.7% 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

Dallas Baptist University

Dallas, Texas
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
220 Yearly Degrees
$30,320 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,487 students at DBU in total, 2,883 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 2,332 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at DBU is 4.3 years.

About 39% of students who apply get accepted. Around 37% of accepted students are men, and 63% are women.

Approximately 47% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $11,713 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 8.4% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $38,600 during the early-career years.

#21

University of Houston

Houston, Texas
Public Public vs. Private
218 Yearly Degrees
$9,221 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 38,597 undergraduates at UH, of which 28,368 are full-time, and there are 46,148 students altogether. For undergraduates at UH, the average graduation time is 4.7 years.

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

39% of UH students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,369 a year. UH has a 3.1% 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 UH is $43,100.

Public Public vs. Private
215 Yearly Degrees
$8,961 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 25,177 students at UTEP in total, 21,427 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 13,858 are full-time. It takes the average UTEP undergraduate about 4.8 years to complete their degree.

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

Approximately 39% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,465 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.3% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UTEP is $30,400.

#23

El Paso Community College

El Paso, Texas
Public Public vs. Private
210 Yearly Degrees
$3,050 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at El Paso Community College is 29,080, which includes 8,760 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 average amount of student loans is $3,591 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.5% 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.

#24

Texas Christian University

Fort Worth, Texas
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
204 Yearly Degrees
$49,250 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Texas Christian University is 11,024, of which 9,474 students are undergraduates and of those, 9,219 are full-time. TCU has a freshman retention rate of 91%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

About 41% of students who apply get accepted. Around 39% of accepted students are men, and 61% are women.

Roughly 30% of students at TCU take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $14,443 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.7% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from TCU with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $46,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
196 Yearly Degrees
$8,742 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 9,617 students at UT Tyler in total, 6,995 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 4,764 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UT Tyler is 4.5 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 65%. Of the accepted students, 39% are men and 61% are women.

Roughly 44% of students at UT Tyler take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,624 a year. UT Tyler has a 6.7% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $39,400 during the early-career years.

Other Texas Colleges

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 Baylor University 188
27 The University of Texas of the Permian Basin 172
28 Northwest Vista College 170
29 Houston Baptist University 167
30 Wayland Baptist University 147
30 West Texas A&M University 147
32 Texas Woman’s University 146
33 Texas A&M University - San Antonio 142
34 University of Houston - Clear Lake 128
34 Tarleton State University 128
36 Sul Ross State University 125
37 Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi 120
38 Tarrant County College District 118
39 University of Mary Hardin - Baylor 116
40 Abilene Christian University 115
41 University of Houston - Victoria 111
42 Collin County Community College District 110
43 Texas A&M University - Kingsville 107
44 San Antonio College 106
45 Amarillo College 105
46 Palo Alto College 103
47 Texas A&M International University 99
48 Austin Community College District 98
49 Lubbock Christian University 95
50 University of the Incarnate Word 94
51 Texas Wesleyan University 83
52 North American University 81
53 Hardin - Simmons University 74
53 Prairie View A & M University 74
53 Tyler Junior College 74
53 Eastfield College 74
57 LeTourneau University 72
58 MSU Texas 71
59 Schreiner University 58
59 Our Lady of the Lake University 58
59 Navarro College 58
62 Odessa College 57
63 Southwestern Assemblies of God University 49
64 East Texas Baptist University 48
65 Saint Edward’s University 46
65 Texas State Technical College 46
67 Lee College 45
68 Richland College 42
68 Texas A&M University - Texarkana 42
70 Howard Payne University 41
71 Houston Community College 38
72 Texas A & M University - Central Texas 36
72 Trinity University 36
74 Paris Junior College 34
74 McLennan Community College 34
74 Texas Lutheran University 34
77 Northeast Lakeview College 31
77 Texas Southern University 31
77 St Philip’s College 31
80 North Central Texas College 30
81 Grayson College 29
81 Alvin Community College 29
81 University of North Texas at Dallas 29
84 Mountain View College 27
84 University of Houston - Downtown 27
86 Northeast Texas Community College 26
86 McMurry University 26
88 Central Texas College 25
88 South Plains College 25
88 College of the Mainland 25
88 Blinn College 25
92 National American University - Harold D. Buckingham Graduate School 24
93 Southwestern University 20
94 Huston - Tillotson University 19
94 Austin College 19
94 Panola College 19
97 St. Mary’s University 18
98 Lamar State College - Orange 17
98 Brookhaven College 17
100 The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio 16
101 North Lake College 15
101 University of Dallas 15
103 Angelina College 14
103 Midland College 14
105 Hill College 13
106 El Centro College 12
107 Southwestern Adventist University 11
108 Strayer University - Texas 10
108 Arlington Baptist University 10
108 Kilgore College 10
111 Cedar Valley College 9
112 Texas College 8
113 Brazosport College 7
113 Trinity Valley Community College 7
113 Western Texas College 7
113 Temple College 7
117 Rice University 6
117 Vernon College 6
119 Weatherford College 5
119 Ranger College 5
121 Jarvis Christian College 4
121 Del Mar College 4
121 The University of Texas at Dallas 4
121 Frank Phillips College 4
125 Dallas Christian College 3
126 Strand Institute Of Beauty & Esthetics 2
127 Wiley College 1
127 Howard College 1
127 Criswell College 1
127 Lamar State College - Port Arthur 1
131 Wharton County Junior College 0
131 Cisco College 0
131 Southwest Texas Junior College 0
131 University of Phoenix - Texas 0
131 Exposito School of Hair Design 0
131 Texas Beauty College 0
131 Paul Quinn College 0
131 Clarendon College 0
131 Coastal Bend College 0

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