Texas Academic Quality per Dollar Ranking

The Best Value Colleges in Texas by Academic Quality per Dollar for 2023

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 $19,215 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 2021/2022 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2021/2022 academic year.

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

Houston, Private Not For Profit

$19,215 98 99
#2 Austin College

Sherman, Private Not For Profit

$24,085 70 91
#3 Trinity University

San Antonio, Private Not For Profit

$31,141 85 92
#4 The University of Texas at Austin

Austin, Public Not For Profit

$16,892 81 88
#5 University of Dallas

Irving, Private Not For Profit

$27,450 69 82
#6 Texas A & M University College Station

College Station, Public Not For Profit

$19,906 78 84
#7 Southern Methodist University

Dallas, Private Not For Profit

$41,444 84 76
#8 Southwestern University

Georgetown, Private Not For Profit

$29,830 71 76
#9 Texas Christian University

Fort Worth, Private Not For Profit

$40,220 80 65
#10 Baylor University

Waco, Private Not For Profit

$40,133 73 50