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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 are able to take advantage of in-state tuition will only pay an average of $11,302 per year to get their degree at a college in Texas, while out of state students will pay an average of $15,626 per year.

About 42% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $5,893 per year.

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#1

Lamar University

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

There are 8,904 undergraduates at Lamar University, of which 5,735 are full-time, and there are 14,783 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Lamar University 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.

Roughly 52% of students at Lamar University take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans 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 47,899, of which 34,472 students are undergraduates and of those, 19,326 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 24 to 1.

About 71% of students who apply get accepted. Around 45% of accepted students 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. UT Arlington has a 5.8% 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 UT Arlington is $41,100.

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

The total student population at The University of Texas at San Antonio is 32,264, of which 27,988 students are undergraduates and of those, 22,542 are full-time. It takes the average UTSA undergraduate about 4.8 years to complete their degree.

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

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

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.

#4

University of North Texas

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

There are 38,241 students at UNT in total, 31,375 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 25,394 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. Of the accepted students, 43% are men and 57% are women.

Approximately 51% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,744 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.4% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

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

There are 53,743 undergraduates at Texas A&M College Station, of which 47,399 are full-time, and there are 68,679 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

About 71% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 51% 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 school reports a student loan default rate of 2.1% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $48,600 during the early-career years.

#6

South Texas College

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

The total student population at South Texas College is 31,949, which includes 10,854 full-time undergraduates. 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 average amount of student loans is $1,925 a year.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $23,600 during the early-career years.

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

The total student population at Texas A&M University - Commerce is 12,411, of which 8,270 students are undergraduates and of those, 6,106 are full-time. 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.

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%.

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.

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

There are 28,644 students at UT Rio Grande Valley in total, 24,678 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 19,128 are full-time. For undergraduates at UT Rio Grande Valley, the average graduation time is 4.7 years.

About 80% of students who apply get accepted. 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. UT Rio Grande Valley has a 8.4% 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 $31,300 during the early-career years.

#9

Texas Tech University

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

There are 38,209 students at Texas Tech in total, 31,957 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 27,648 are full-time. For undergraduates at Texas Tech, the average graduation time is 4.5 years.

About 69% of students who apply get accepted. Around 48% of accepted students 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 6.0% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $42,200 during the early-career years.

#10

Angelo State University

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

There are 10,387 students at Angelo State in total, 8,672 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 5,459 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Angelo State is 4.5 years.

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.

Roughly 52% of students at Angelo State take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,574 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.4% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Angelo State with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $32,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#11

Texas State University

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

The total student population at Texas State University is 38,644, of which 34,187 students are undergraduates and of those, 28,042 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Texas State 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.

Approximately 62% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,833 a year. Texas State has a 6.6% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Texas State with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $38,300 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#12

Stephen F Austin State University

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

The total student population at Stephen F Austin State University is 13,144, of which 11,398 students are undergraduates and of those, 9,376 are full-time. It takes the average SFASU undergraduate about 4.5 years to complete their degree.

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

Approximately 58% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,355 a year. The student loan default rate of 8.2% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $34,800 during the early-career years.

#13

Lone Star College System

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

There are 19,945 full-time undergraduates at North Harris Montgomery, and 73,499 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Roughly 14% of students at North Harris Montgomery take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount 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%.

Students who graduate from North Harris Montgomery with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $30,300 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#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 1,978 undergraduates at UST, of which 1,573 are full-time, and there are 3,223 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UST is 4.5 years.

About 81% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 35% 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 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 UST is $37,900.

#15

Concordia University, Texas

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

There are 1,746 undergraduates at Concordia University, Texas, of which 1,332 are full-time, and there are 2,568 students altogether. It takes the average Concordia University, Texas undergraduate about 4.4 years to complete their degree.

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

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

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Concordia University, Texas is $38,400.

#16

Sam Houston State University

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

The total student population at Sam Houston State University is 21,213, of which 18,498 students are undergraduates and of those, 15,073 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%. Of the accepted students, 34% are men and 66% are women.

62% of SHSU students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount 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

The total student population at The University of Texas at Austin is 51,832, of which 40,804 students are undergraduates and of those, 38,097 are full-time. The freshman retention rate at UT Austin is 95%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

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 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%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UT Austin is $46,000.

#18

San Jacinto Community College

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

There are 32,137 students at San Jacinto College in total, 7,348 are full-time undergraduates. 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. San Jacinto College has a 5.9% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate 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
248 Yearly Degrees
$56,560 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Southern Methodist University is 11,649, of which 6,479 students are undergraduates and of those, 6,273 are full-time. SMU has a freshman retention rate of 91%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

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

25% of SMU students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $9,927 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.7% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from SMU is $54,300.

#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 4,766 students at DBU in total, 3,014 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 2,364 are full-time. It takes the average DBU undergraduate about 4.3 years to complete their degree.

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

Roughly 47% of students at DBU take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $11,713 a year. DBU has a 8.4% 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 $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

The total student population at University of Houston is 46,324, of which 38,348 students are undergraduates and of those, 28,029 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UH 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 average amount of student loans 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%.

Students who graduate from UH with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $43,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

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

The total student population at The University of Texas at El Paso is 25,151, of which 21,464 students are undergraduates and of those, 14,044 are full-time. For undergraduates at UTEP, the average graduation time is 4.8 years.

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

Roughly 39% of students at UTEP take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,465 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.3% 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.

#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 28,819, which includes 8,824 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 25 to 1.

5% of El Paso Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. 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%.

Students who graduate from El Paso Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $22,000 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#24

Texas Christian University

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

There are 10,918 students at TCU in total, 9,445 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 9,162 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.

Approximately 30% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount 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 7,333 undergraduates at UT Tyler, of which 4,708 are full-time, and there are 10,206 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

About 65% of students who apply get accepted. Around 39% of accepted students are men, and 61% are women.

44% of UT Tyler students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,624 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 6.7% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from UT Tyler with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $39,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

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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