Best engineering colleges in Texas

Engineering bachelor graduates in Texas earn a weighted average salary of $86,083 3 years after graduation. This places Texas graduate earnings in the top 10% nationally. Additionally, engineering graduates earn 49% more than the total graduating bachelor class in the state.

Cost of living is not considered when comparing states.

Our engineering rankings cover 0 of the 0 programs available in Texas, accounting for NaN% of total student graduates. We only include schools with sufficient earnings and/or cost data.

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#1 in Texas | #6 in Engineering nationally
Economic score 0.65

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Cost $4,778

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

Earnings $71,971

Median earnings of all students 4 years after graduating.

Graduation rate 54%

Graduation rates below the school’s state average are shown in red. Schools with graduation rates in the bottom 25% nationally (49%) are not  displayed.

Rounding out our top 5 best-value engineering schools is Texas A & M International University, or TAMIU. This midsized public university in Laredo, Texas sits about a mile from the US-Mexico border. As a Hispanic-Serving Institution, most (95%) of its student population is of Hispanic descent.  

Engineering undergraduate programs at the School of Engineering include systems engineering, computer engineering, and petroleum engineering. For students looking to transfer to other schools (for instance, University of Texas-Austin), a pre-engineering program is also an option.  

Note that the SAT is optional for students in the top 40% of their high school class.  

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#2 in Texas | #7 in Engineering nationally
Economic score 0.67

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Cost $8,601

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

Earnings $94,714

Median earnings of all students 4 years after graduating.

Graduation rate 51%

Graduation rates below the school’s state average are shown in red. Schools with graduation rates in the bottom 25% nationally (49%) are not  displayed.

The University of Texas Permian Basin is a midsized public university in Odessa, in West Texas, and a member of the University of Texas public university system. It is an officially designated Hispanic-Serving Institution. 

Students at UT Permian Basin’s College of Engineering choose from 4 undergraduate programs: chemical engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, and petroleum engineering. Each discipline has its own dedicated lab.  

The school at large automatically admits applicants with a 3.0 GPA or higher or who are in the top 25% of their high school class. 

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#3 in Texas | #20 in Engineering nationally
Economic score 1.01

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Cost $7,007

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

Earnings $75,513

Median earnings of all students 4 years after graduating.

Graduation rate 55%

Graduation rates below the school’s state average are shown in red. Schools with graduation rates in the bottom 25% nationally (49%) are not  displayed.

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) is a large public university in Edinburg, Texas, close to the Mexican border. It is a designated Hispanic-Serving Institution.  

UTRGV’s College of Engineering and Computer Science (CECS) comprises several departments for civil engineering, computer science, electrical and computer engineering, mechanical engineering, among others.  

The typical admitted student at UTRGV has an average SAT score of 1030 and is in the top 25% of their class.  

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#4 in Texas | #53 in Engineering nationally
Economic score 1.31

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Cost $18,850

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

Earnings $95,813

Median earnings of all students 4 years after graduating.

Graduation rate 85%

Graduation rates below the school’s state average are shown in red. Schools with graduation rates in the bottom 25% nationally (49%) are not  displayed.

#5 in Texas | #61 in Engineering nationally
Economic score 1.36

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Cost $13,900

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

Earnings $85,994

Median earnings of all students 4 years after graduating.

Graduation rate 66%

Graduation rates below the school’s state average are shown in red. Schools with graduation rates in the bottom 25% nationally (49%) are not  displayed.

#6 in Texas | #64 in Engineering nationally
Economic score 1.37

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Cost $11,064

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

Earnings $80,838

Median earnings of all students 4 years after graduating.

Graduation rate 53%

Graduation rates below the school’s state average are shown in red. Schools with graduation rates in the bottom 25% nationally (49%) are not  displayed.

#7 in Texas | #67 in Engineering nationally
Economic score 1.40

Our economic score ranks programs based on a combination of payback and EarningsPlus. Lower scores are better. Check our methodology page for details and data sources.

Cost $10,061

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

Earnings $78,861

Median earnings of all students 4 years after graduating.

Graduation rate 52%

Graduation rates below the school’s state average are shown in red. Schools with graduation rates in the bottom 25% nationally (49%) are not  displayed.

#8 in Texas | #71 in Engineering nationally
Economic score 1.45

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Cost $13,381

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

Earnings $79,366

Median earnings of all students 4 years after graduating.

Graduation rate 57%

Graduation rates below the school’s state average are shown in red. Schools with graduation rates in the bottom 25% nationally (49%) are not  displayed.

#9 in Texas | #80 in Engineering nationally
Economic score 1.50

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Cost $16,987

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

Earnings $86,487

Median earnings of all students 4 years after graduating.

Graduation rate 72%

Graduation rates below the school’s state average are shown in red. Schools with graduation rates in the bottom 25% nationally (49%) are not  displayed.

#10 in Texas | #84 in Engineering nationally

Texas State University

San Marcos, Texas

Economic score 1.53

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Cost $14,840

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

Earnings $83,861

Median earnings of all students 4 years after graduating.

Graduation rate 63%

Graduation rates below the school’s state average are shown in red. Schools with graduation rates in the bottom 25% nationally (49%) are not  displayed.

#11 in Texas | #88 in Engineering nationally
Economic score 1.57

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Cost $20,257

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

Earnings $92,844

Median earnings of all students 4 years after graduating.

Graduation rate 84%

Graduation rates below the school’s state average are shown in red. Schools with graduation rates in the bottom 25% nationally (49%) are not  displayed.

#12 in Texas | #100 in Engineering nationally

Rice University

Houston, Texas

Economic score 1.64

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Cost $15,091

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

Earnings $87,666

Median earnings of all students 4 years after graduating.

Graduation rate 95%

Graduation rates below the school’s state average are shown in red. Schools with graduation rates in the bottom 25% nationally (49%) are not  displayed.

#13 in Texas | #103 in Engineering nationally
Economic score 1.65

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Cost $15,205

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

Earnings $81,594

Median earnings of all students 4 years after graduating.

Graduation rate 62%

Graduation rates below the school’s state average are shown in red. Schools with graduation rates in the bottom 25% nationally (49%) are not  displayed.

#14 in Texas | #116 in Engineering nationally
Economic score 1.77

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Cost $14,244

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

Earnings $82,952

Median earnings of all students 4 years after graduating.

Graduation rate 57%

Graduation rates below the school’s state average are shown in red. Schools with graduation rates in the bottom 25% nationally (49%) are not  displayed.

#15 in Texas | #124 in Engineering nationally
Economic score 1.79

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Cost $17,774

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

Earnings $80,615

Median earnings of all students 4 years after graduating.

Graduation rate 69%

Graduation rates below the school’s state average are shown in red. Schools with graduation rates in the bottom 25% nationally (49%) are not  displayed.

#16 in Texas | #129 in Engineering nationally
Economic score 1.83

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Cost $20,048

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

Earnings $89,442

Median earnings of all students 4 years after graduating.

Graduation rate 67%

Graduation rates below the school’s state average are shown in red. Schools with graduation rates in the bottom 25% nationally (49%) are not  displayed.

#17 in Texas | #157 in Engineering nationally

Midwestern State University

Wichita Falls, Texas

Economic score 1.98

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Cost $10,464

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

Earnings $67,147

Median earnings of all students 4 years after graduating.

Graduation rate 54%

Graduation rates below the school’s state average are shown in red. Schools with graduation rates in the bottom 25% nationally (49%) are not  displayed.

#18 in Texas | #179 in Engineering nationally
Economic score 2.13

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Cost $12,911

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

Earnings $73,229

Median earnings of all students 4 years after graduating.

Graduation rate 57%

Graduation rates below the school’s state average are shown in red. Schools with graduation rates in the bottom 25% nationally (49%) are not  displayed.

#19 in Texas | #187 in Engineering nationally
Economic score 2.18

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Cost $20,294

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

Earnings $80,251

Median earnings of all students 4 years after graduating.

Graduation rate 54%

Graduation rates below the school’s state average are shown in red. Schools with graduation rates in the bottom 25% nationally (49%) are not  displayed.

#20 in Texas | #250 in Engineering nationally
Economic score 2.82

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Cost $39,271

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

Earnings $89,278

Median earnings of all students 4 years after graduating.

Graduation rate 81%

Graduation rates below the school’s state average are shown in red. Schools with graduation rates in the bottom 25% nationally (49%) are not  displayed.

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