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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 76th 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 2017-2018 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2017-2018 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
76 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
83 73
$25,635
Average Net Price
5) Southwestern University
Georgetown, Private Not For Profit
84 69
$27,851
Average Net Price
6) Trinity University
San Antonio, Private Not For Profit
90 69
$31,087
Average Net Price
7) Texas Christian University
Fort Worth, Private Not For Profit
89 65
$34,900
Average Net Price
8) Baylor University
Waco, Private Not For Profit
88 60
$34,189
Average Net Price
9) Southern Methodist University
Dallas, Private Not For Profit
87 60
$27,540
Average Net Price
10) University of Dallas
Irving, Private Not For Profit
66 58
$21,434
Average Net Price
11) LeTourneau University
Longview, Private Not For Profit
74 71
$9,098
Average Net Price
12) The University of Texas at Dallas
Richardson, Public Not For Profit
71 87