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College Consensus Releases Ranking of Best Colleges in Texas 2018


College Consensus Releases Ranking of Best Colleges in Texas 2018

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CHAPEL HILL, N.C., July 24, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- College Consensus (, a unique new college ranking website, has published their ranking of the Best Colleges in Texas 2018 at

To identify the Best Colleges in Texas for 2018, College Consensus combined the latest results from the most respected college ranking systems with thousands of real student reviews to produce a unique consensus rating for each school. According to College Consensus founder Jeremy Alder, "Similar to what Rotten Tomatoes does for movies, College Consensus gathers the publisher rankings and student reviews from around the web and distills the results into simple, easy to understand scores so students can quickly and easily compare schools. It is the ranking of all rankings, so to speak." Learn more about the College Consensus rankings methodology at

To help prospective Texas students evaluate the higher education options that are right for their individual needs, College Consensus identified the best-ranked colleges in the Lone Star State:

 Trinity University - San Antonio, TX

 Rice University - Houston, TX

 Texas Lutheran University - Seguin, TX

 University of Texas at Austin - Austin, TX

 Texas A&M University - College Station, TX

 Southern Methodist University - Dallas, TX

 Texas Christian University - Fort Worth, TX

 Howard Payne University - Brownwood, TX

 University of Dallas - Irving, TX

 Southwestern University - Georgetown, TX

 Saint Edward's University - Austin, TX

 McMurry University - Abilene, TX

 Austin College - Sherman, TX

 Baylor University - Waco, TX

 Southwestern Adventist University - Keene, TX

 Letourneau University - Longview, TX

 East Texas Baptist University - Marshall, TX

 Abilene Christian University - Abilene, TX

 Hardin-Simmons University - Abilene, TX

 St. Mary's University - San Antonio, TX

 Texas Tech University - Lubbock, TX

 University of Texas Rio Grande Valley - Edinburg, TX

 Dallas Baptist University - Dallas, TX

 Texas A&M International University - Loredo, TX

 Lubbock Christian University - Lubbock, TX

With six public university systems, plus many of the most prestigious private liberal arts colleges, religious colleges, and technical institutes in the nation, Texas is a long-established leader in higher education. Several industries have historically led the way in Texas, particularly mining and petroleum, making Texas universities and colleges some of the most desirable for engineering and business, while Texas' agriculture and livestock industries have made Texas a national leader in agricultural science, biology, agribusiness, and veterinary science. In the late 20th century, and now in the 21st century, Texas' engineering strengths have made the state a major destination for tech companies and professionals, easily rivaling California and the Pacific Northwest. Meanwhile, a booming population and key demographic shifts have made Texas higher education a national model for healthcare and medicine. The incredible advancements made in research, learning, and social impact by Texas colleges and universities has prompted higher education experts to look to Texas for the future of education, just as they have historically looked to New England, the Northeast, and California.

As Managing Editor Carrie Sealey-Morris explains, "Texas has a lot of land, a lot of people, and a lot of need for higher education opportunities to keep the state's professionals, leaders, and workers up to date and productive." It's a major undertaking that requires the coordination of thousands of faculty and administrators, plus the "highly lucrative Permanent University Fund (which is fueled by oil and mineral rights on public land)," which helps make Texas higher education possible.

Carrie Sealey-Morris
Managing Editor, College Consensus
(512) 710-9901

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