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Texas Monthly: College Guide 2014



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We’ve profiled 75 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.


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.

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