September 16, 2021

Texas universities rank high in list of 2022 Best Colleges

Rice University in Houston made the Top 20 of the 2022 Best Colleges in the nation, released this week by U.S. News & World Report. Several other Texas universities also ranked among the best.

U.S. News & World Report is the international authority in ranking institutions of higher learning. It ranked more the 1,400 U.S. colleges and universities using several measurements, including graduation rates and graduate indebtedness. Other measures included student excellence, faculty resources, financial resources, and reviews from academic leaders.

“Higher education is a priority in Texas. Texas universities play a key role in innovation and research and development. They also prepare graduates to enter the Texas workforce — in all industry sectors — ready to compete with any workforce in the world,” said Robert Allen, President and CEO of the Texas Economic Development Corporation.

Rice University tied with another school for No. 17 in the nation and ranked No.1 in Texas. Rice University also ranked No. 5 for Best Value Colleges.

The University of Texas in Austin ranked No. 2 in Texas and No. 38 in the nation — tied with three other schools.

Southern Methodist University in Dallas and Texas A&M University in College Station tied for No. 3 in Texas and No. 68 overall, along with five other schools. Baylor University in Waco ranked No. 4 in Texas and tied for No. 75 with other schools.

In the category of best public schools, The University of Texas ranked No. 10 overall, tied with four other schools, and No. 1 in Texas. Texas A&M ranked was No. 2 in Texas and No. 26 in the nation. The University of Texas at Dallas in Richardson ranked No. 3 in Texas and No. 64 in the nation, along with two other schools. The University of Houston in Houston was No. 4 in Texas and tied for No. 88 with seven other schools in the national rankings. Texas Tech University in Lubbock was No. 5 in Texas and tied for No. 107 with three other schools in the nation.

Sources: U.S. News & World Report, Houston Chronicle