Best Universities in Texas
There are six state university systems and four independent public universities in the state of Texas. A state university system refers to a single legal entity and administration consisting of several institutions, each with its own identity as a university. Four of the university systems are the University of Houston, the University of North Texas, Texas State, and Texas Tech.
Texas has three nationally recognized top-tier public research universities:
Texas A&M University
Located in College Station, Texas, Texas A&M University is a public research university. It is the seventh-largest university in the United States with over 49,000 students enrolled in ten academic colleges and eighteen research institutes. Texas A&M has approximately 800 officially recognized student organizations. The university offers a number of degree courses. It offers a full-time program of Volunteer Corps of Cadets that provides more commissioned officers to the United States Armed Forces than any other school.
The University of Texas at Austin
Founded in 1883, the University of Texas at Austin is a public research university located in Austin, Texas. It is the flagship institution of the University of Texas System with the fifth-largest single-campus enrollment in the nation as of 2010; there are over 50,000 undergraduate and graduate students and 16,500 faculty and staff.
The university has seven museums and seventeen libraries, including the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum and the Blanton Museum of Art. Various auxiliary research facilities, such as the J. J. Pickle Research Campus and the McDonald Observatory are also operated in the University of Texas.
Midwestern State University, Stephen F. Austin State University, Texas Southern University and Texas Woman’s University are the independent public universities in Texas.
Texas has many private institutions ranging from liberal arts colleges to a nationally recognized top-tier research university. Rice University in Houston is one of the leading research universities in the United States, and is ranked the nation’s seventeenth-best overall university by U.S. News & World Report.
There are two presidential libraries in the Universities of Texas:
- George Bush Presidential Library at Texas A&M University.
- Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum at The University of Texas at Austin.
There is a plan to create a third library: the George W. Bush Presidential Library at Southern Methodist University.
Texas University at San Antonio
The courses offered in the UTSA include 62 undergraduate , 43 post graduate programes and 19 doctoral programs. Planning for eight additional doctoral programs and seven post graduate programs are still under consideration. Needless to say, UTSA is soon to be branded as one of the best doctoral and research intensive institutions. The two most important centers apart from the other regular educational centers are the the Center for Distance Learning and the Learning and Teaching Center. When the former is meant for the students, who have an urge for higher education but cannot afford to do so, the latter is meant to make efficient teachers out of students.
Texas Woman’s University
It is the urge and the will to involve women in the educational policy of Texas, that the Texas government has taken a commendable step in creating the Texas Woman’s University. With the ideals of No Child left Behind Act in Texas, the Texas Woman’s University offers an array of courses that have proved to be helpful in all the spheres of life. Whether it is home or some professional field, women are trained to be a vigilant and outward.
List of Top and Best Colleges and Universities in Texas
|Abilene Christian University: Campus Store||1600 Campus Court, Abilene, TX, United States|
|Alvin Community College||3110 Mustang Rd Alvin TX 77511 USA|
|Amarillo College||2211 South Washington Street, Amarillo, TX, United States|
|Amberton University||1700 Eastgate Dr Garland TX 75041 USA|
|American Commercial College||402 Butternut St Abilene TX 79602 USA|
|American Commercial College||5119 Twin Towers Blvd Odessa TX 79762 USA|
|American Commercial College||3177 Executive Dr San Angelo TX 76904 USA|
|AIU Houston||9999 Richmond Ave Houston TX 77042 USA|
|Anamarc College||3210 Dyer St El Paso TX 79930 USA|
|Angelina College: Jasper Teaching Center||450 Bulldog Avenue, Jasper, TX, United States|
|Angelo State University||1620 University Ave San Angelo TX 76904 USA|
|Anthem College||4250 N Belt Line Rd Irving TX 75038 USA|
|Argosy University Dallas||5001 Lyndon B Johnson Fwy Dallas TX 75244 USA|
|Arlington Career Institute||901 E Avenue K Grand Prairie TX 75050 USA|
|Austin College||900 N Grand Ave Sherman TX 75090 USA|
|Austin Community College: Highland Business Center||1212 Rio Grande Street, Austin, TX, United States|
|Baylor University Executive MBA Program – Austin||3107 Oak Creek Dr #240 Austin TX 78727 USA|
|Blinn College-Brenham Campus||Brenham, TX, United States|
|Blinn College – Bryan Campus||2423 Blinn Blvd Bryan TX 77805 USA|
|Brazosport College||500 College Blvd Lake Jackson TX 77566 USA|
|Brown Mackie College||4715 Fredericksburg Road #520, San Antonio, TX, United States|
|Capitol City Careers||5424 West US Highway 290 Service Road #200, Austin, TX, United States|
|Career Point College||355-1 Spencer Lane, San Antonio, TX, United States|
|Career Quest||5430 Fredericksburg Rd # 310 San Antonio TX 78229 USA|
|CCI Career Training Center||770 Road to 6 Flags E #140 Arlington TX 76011 USA|
|Cedar Valley College||3030 N Dallas Ave Lancaster TX 75134 USA|
|North Central Texas College Bookstore – Corinth||1500 N Corinth St Corinth TX 76208 USA|
|North Central Texas College||1525 W California St Gainesville TX 76240 USA|