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About us

We’ve profiled 71 Texas schools from A to Z. These snapshots are designed with parents in mind just as much as the students—it’s information that will help you make an informed decision on where your student will spend four (give or take) important years.

Criteria

Texas has about 145 colleges and universities throughout the state. For this guide we included schools that met the following criteria: award bachelor’s degrees, own its own facilities, are SACS accredited, and are Texas-based.*

*Confirmation that each school met the criteria was made by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and the Independent Colleges and Universities of Texas.

Looking Back

Applying and heading off to college can seem like a mystery when you’re trying to figure it all out. University websites and guidebooks only partly dispel the questions that arise—how do you choose a school? Is it important to attend a prestigious university? Is it worth the bother to apply for a lot of scholarships? Relatively recent college grads have a fresh perspective on applicants’ concerns and the reality of getting in and going to college. The 2016 Texas College Guide asked for advice from graduates, ranging in age from 22 to 37, who are making their way as artists, shipmates, entrepreneurs, lawyers, and community organizers. Looking back on their own college experiences, what do they wish they’d known?. By Anne Heinen.