# 2022 best colleges in Texas

Read more**Net cost**: The median annual cost of all students that receive any aid. This does not refer to the “sticker price”, the price listed by the college.

**Earnings**: The median earnings of all bachelor-level students 10 years after enrollment. This includes both students that do and do not graduate, across all majors.

**Payback**: The amount of time in years it takes to pay off the median net cost by the median earnings. For this calculation, the median earning of high school graduates (in the school’s home state) are deducted from the median earnings.

**Earnings plus**: The difference between the school’s median earnings and the median earnings for all schools in the same state.

**Rankings**: The ranking order is based on the economic score. The economic score is calculated using a school’s payback and earnings*plus *performance.

#### Texas A & M International University

Laredo, Texas

The economic score is calculated using two factors: 1) how fast students are able to payback their educational investment with new earnings and 2) how much alumni earn compared to all alumni in the same state, 10 years after enrollment. These two factors are referred to as payback and earnings*plus.
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These scorings are based on the most recent data released by the U.S. Department of Education’s College Scorecard and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS).

The median net cost of students who receive federal financial aid. This is lower than the price advertised by the school.

Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $1,876

How much more/less money the median student earns against all bachelor students in the same state, same enrollment year.

Schools with a graduation rate in the bottom 50% *in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### Rice University

Houston, Texas

The economic score is calculated using two factors: 1) how fast students are able to payback their educational investment with new earnings and 2) how much alumni earn compared to all alumni in the same state, 10 years after enrollment. These two factors are referred to as payback and earnings*plus.
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These scorings are based on the most recent data released by the U.S. Department of Education’s College Scorecard and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS).

The median net cost of students who receive federal financial aid. This is lower than the price advertised by the school.

Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $32,736

How much more/less money the median student earns against all bachelor students in the same state, same enrollment year.

Schools with a graduation rate in the bottom 50% *in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Edinburg, Texas

The economic score is calculated using two factors: 1) how fast students are able to payback their educational investment with new earnings and 2) how much alumni earn compared to all alumni in the same state, 10 years after enrollment. These two factors are referred to as payback and earnings*plus.
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These scorings are based on the most recent data released by the U.S. Department of Education’s College Scorecard and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS).

The median net cost of students who receive federal financial aid. This is lower than the price advertised by the school.

Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $948

How much more/less money the median student earns against all bachelor students in the same state, same enrollment year.

Schools with a graduation rate in the bottom 50% *in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### The University of Texas at Austin

Austin, Texas

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $22,892

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### Texas A & M University-College Station

College Station, Texas

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $21,619

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### The University of Texas at Dallas

Richardson, Texas

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $15,648

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### University of Houston

Houston, Texas

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $11,816

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### University of Houston-Clear Lake

Houston, Texas

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $8,051

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### Midwestern State University

Wichita Falls, Texas

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $5,449

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### University of Houston-Victoria

Victoria, Texas

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $2,347

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### Texas Woman's University

Denton, Texas

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $4,777

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### The University of Texas Permian Basin

Odessa, Texas

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $5,059

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### Trinity University

San Antonio, Texas

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $20,368

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### The University of Texas at Tyler

Tyler, Texas

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $4,499

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### Texas Tech University

Lubbock, Texas

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $13,488

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### The University of Texas at Arlington

Arlington, Texas

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $9,686

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### Southern Methodist University

Dallas, Texas

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $27,567

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### The University of Texas at San Antonio

San Antonio, Texas

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $5,863

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### University of North Texas

Denton, Texas

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $6,285

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### Sam Houston State University

Huntsville, Texas

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $5,178

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.