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Best Value Colleges in Texas by Academic Quality per Dollar

These are the Texas schools which appear on CollegeCalc's Best Value Colleges in America ranking and represent the colleges providing the finest education balanced against an affordable average net price. The best value in Texas ranking goes to Texas A & M University College Station with a 77th percentile national academic rank for a comparatively affordable $11,725 average net price.

Rating is a CollegeCalc proprietary national percentile ranking of a college's overall difficulty and educational effectiveness. An average score is 50. Dollar value is a measure of a school's academic rating compared with the average net price paid. Colleges which are ranked "n/a" didn't report sufficient data to formulate a score. Learn more about our rating methodology.

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2016-2017 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Texas' Best Value Colleges by Academic Quality per Dollar
Average Net Price College Rating $Value
$11,725
Average Net Price
1) Texas A & M University College Station
College Station, Public Not For Profit
77 84
$16,832
Average Net Price
2) The University of Texas at Austin
Austin, Public Not For Profit
92 81
$20,512
Average Net Price
3) Rice University
Houston, Private Not For Profit
98 79
$21,875
Average Net Price
4) Austin College
Sherman, Private Not For Profit
81 73
$25,635
Average Net Price
5) Southwestern University
Georgetown, Private Not For Profit
86 70
$27,851
Average Net Price
6) Trinity University
San Antonio, Private Not For Profit
89 68
$27,540
Average Net Price
7) University of Dallas
Irving, Private Not For Profit
77 64
$31,087
Average Net Price
8) Texas Christian University
Fort Worth, Private Not For Profit
88 64
$34,189
Average Net Price
9) Southern Methodist University
Dallas, Private Not For Profit
87 61
$34,900
Average Net Price
10) Baylor University
Waco, Private Not For Profit
87 60
$23,949
Average Net Price
11) Abilene Christian University
Abilene, Private Not For Profit
74 67
$21,434
Average Net Price
12) LeTourneau University
Longview, Private Not For Profit
76 71
$9,098
Average Net Price
13) The University of Texas at Dallas
Richardson, Public Not For Profit
76 88