Texas Academic Quality per Dollar Ranking

The Best Value Colleges in Texas by Academic Quality per Dollar for 2021

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 Rice University with a 98th percentile national academic rank for a comparatively affordable $20,335 average net price.

Academic Rating is a CollegeCalc rating of a college's overall academics and effectiveness. The score ranges from zero to one hundred, with fifty being the median for all eligible colleges. Dollar value is a measure of a school's academic rating compared with the average price paid by students. 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 2019/2020 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2019/2020 academic year.

Texas' Best Value Colleges by Academic Quality per Dollar
College Net Price Rating Value
#1 Rice University

Houston, Private Not For Profit

$20,335 98 99
#2 The University of Texas at Dallas

Richardson, Public Not For Profit

$10,455 66 94
#3 Trinity University

San Antonio, Private Not For Profit

$30,505 85 92
#4 Austin College

Sherman, Private Not For Profit

$23,824 69 89
#5 The University of Texas at Austin

Austin, Public Not For Profit

$15,502 80 90
#6 University of Dallas

Irving, Private Not For Profit

$26,761 72 87
#7 Texas A & M University College Station

College Station, Public Not For Profit

$19,237 78 87
#8 Southern Methodist University

Dallas, Private Not For Profit

$40,404 86 82
#9 Southwestern University

Georgetown, Private Not For Profit

$27,757 70 81
#10 Texas Christian University

Fort Worth, Private Not For Profit

$37,509 82 76
#11 Baylor University

Waco, Private Not For Profit

$38,372 76 61