Higher Education in Texas - Universities and Their Top Programs

Texas has much more to offer than rodeos, world-class barbecue and football. The state boasts more than 200 universities and colleges, including some that are ranked among the top educational institutions in the U.S. and the world. Whether you want to attend college in Austin or prefer a more small-town feel, there are plenty of options in and around Central Texas.

University of Texas at Austin

The University of Texas at Austin is one of seven universities in the state that are ranked as among the top universities in the world. The flagship of the state's public university system, UT boasts museums and 17 libraries. The Center for World University Rankings ranked 18 of the programs at UT as among the world's top 10. The school's program in interdisciplinary mathematics was ranked as the best in the world by the CWUR while its program in petroleum engineering received a number two ranking. According to U.S. News and World Report, UT is ranked as the 15th top public university in the nation and is the top-ranked public university in Texas.

St. Edwards University

St. Edward’s University ranks as a Top 25 University in the West for the 15th year in a row. An award-winning education institution recognized by U.S. News & World Report, St. Edward’s promotes education within an international community from all faiths, nations, and lifestyles. The campus is located within Austin, Texas and has over 5,000 students enrolled. The university offers over 60+ undergraduate and graduate degrees with a concentration in liberal arts, social sciences, and humanities. St. Edward’s University is committed to sustainability in their academic offerings, campus infrastructure, activities and career preparation.

Texas State University

Recognized as an emerging research university, Texas State University offers opportunities for discovery and innovation to the over 40,000 students that attend. The university has campuses located in San Marcos and North Austin and offers over 97 bachelors, 92 masters, and 14 doctoral degrees to their students. Texas State prides itself on the diverse student body and faculty as over 52% of Texas State students are minorities. The School of Journalism and Mass Communication’s new digital media major provides students the communication skills they need to thrive in a changing media world, while Texas State’s musical theatre program is among the best in the country. The university promotes the importance of service, excellence, teamwork, and integrity through their commitment to the students, faculty, and staff.

Concordia University

A Lutheran, private co-educational institution, Concordia University offers an array of degree programs centered on liberal arts. Concordia University Texas is a regionally accredited institution of higher education, offering undergraduate and graduate degrees through traditional, online, and accelerated learning methods. The university offers 24 undergraduate majors in business, education, fine arts, nursing, humanities and natural sciences. Located in Austin, Texas, Concordia University promotes goodness, truth and beauty through vocation, caring for people, learning and courage.

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