List of 4-Year Public Universities & Colleges in Texas

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Texas is the 2nd largest state by population at nearly 30 million people and the second largest state by land area. It is bordered by New Mexico, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Oklahoma. Known to many as the Lone Star State, the state of Texas has over 500 accredited colleges and universities. It is no surprise that the state university system is as strong as any in the United States. State colleges can be found spread across the 254 county expanse from Corpus Christi and Canyon to Lubbock to Arlington. Top ranked public colleges in Texas include Texas Southern University, Steven F Austin State University, University of Houston, UT – Austin, Texas Tech University, UT – Arlington, and Texas A&M.

Resources for College-Bound Texas Students

The quality and quantity of state universities you will find in Texas can be overwhelming to many college-bound students. To help you find your perfect college match, start by creating a personal priority list. We have assembled questions on pages three and four of our acclaimed guide to help you understand critical factors that are important to you. After creating a list of priorities and criteria, use MatchCollege to manually sort schools or utilize our search technology to quickly find schools that meet your unique criteria.

Degrees Offered by Texas State Universities

In terms of academic programs, you will find a degree to support virtually every area of study available. From traditional degree programs such as accounting, criminal justice, public administration, and communications to emerging degree programs. Growing areas of study that are not designed to be mainstream degrees include toxicology, cytotechnology, respiratory therapy, actuarial science, and epidemiology. The state of Texas also provides students with an expansive array of professional certificates and degrees in medicine, law, nursing, physical therapy, veterinary medicine, and pharmacy. Get connected today and begin your higher education journey by investing in yourself. Align your goals, aspirations, and values with a short-list of accredited schools. Utilize your talents and skills to make the most of your working years.

Texas A&M University System

The 9 schools listed below are part of the Texas A&M University System. By following the links below, you can view each school's profile in detail.

Institution Name Number Students Information Virtual Tour
Prairie View A&M University in Prairie View, TX5,000 to 9,999info Virtual Campus Tour of Prairie View A&M University
Tarleton State University in Stephenville, TX10,000 to 19,999info Virtual Campus Tour of Tarleton State University
Texas A&M International University in Laredo, TX5,000 to 9,999info
Texas A&M University in College Station, TXMore Than 20,000info
Texas A&M University - Commerce in Commerce, TX10,000 to 19,999info
Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi in Corpus Christi, TX10,000 to 19,999info
Texas A&M University - Kingsville in Kingsville, TX5,000 to 9,999info
Texas A&M University - Texarkana in Texarkana, TX1,000 to 4,999info
West Texas A&M University in Canyon, TX5,000 to 9,999info

Texas State University System

The 4 schools listed below are part of the Texas State University System. By following the links below, you can view each school's profile in detail.

Institution Name Number Students Information Virtual Tour
Lamar University in Beaumont, TX10,000 to 19,999info Virtual Campus Tour of Lamar University
Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, TXMore Than 20,000info
Sul Ross State University in Alpine, TX1,000 to 4,999info Virtual Campus Tour of Sul Ross State University
Texas State University in San Marcos, TXMore Than 20,000info

Texas Tech University System

The 2 schools listed below are part of the Texas Tech University System. By following the links below, you can view each school's profile in detail.

Institution Name Number Students Information Virtual Tour
Angelo State University in San Angelo, TX5,000 to 9,999info
Texas Tech University in Lubbock, TXMore Than 20,000info Virtual Campus Tour of Texas Tech University

The University of Texas System

The 9 schools listed below are part of The University of Texas System. By following the links below, you can view each school's profile in detail.

Institution Name Number Students Information Virtual Tour
The University of Texas - Pan American in Edinburg, TXMore Than 20,000info
The University of Texas at Arlington in Arlington, TXMore Than 20,000info Virtual Campus Tour of The University of Texas at Arlington
The University of Texas at Austin in Austin, TXMore Than 20,000info
The University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College in Brownsville, TX1,000 to 4,999info
The University of Texas at Dallas in Richardson, TXMore Than 20,000info Virtual Campus Tour of The University of Texas at Dallas
The University of Texas at El Paso in El Paso, TXMore Than 20,000info
The University of Texas at San Antonio in San Antonio, TXMore Than 20,000info Virtual Campus Tour of The University of Texas at San Antonio
The University of Texas at Tyler in Tyler, TX5,000 to 9,999info
The University of Texas of the Permian Basin in Odessa, TX5,000 to 9,999info

University of Houston System

The 4 schools listed below are part of the University of Houston System. By following the links below, you can view each school's profile in detail.

Institution Name Number Students Information Virtual Tour
University of Houston in Houston, TXMore Than 20,000info
University of Houston - Clear Lake in Houston, TX5,000 to 9,999info
University of Houston - Downtown in Houston, TX10,000 to 19,999info
University of Houston - Victoria in Victoria, TX1,000 to 4,999info

University of North Texas System

The 2 schools listed below are part of the University of North Texas System. By following the links below, you can view each school's profile in detail.

Institution Name Number Students Information Virtual Tour
in Dallas, TX1,000 to 4,999info
University of North Texas in Denton, TXMore Than 20,000info

Other Public 4-Year State Universities & Colleges

Below is a list of other 4-year state universities and colleges in Texas.

Institution Name Number Students Information Virtual Tour
Brazosport College in Lake Jackson, TX1,000 to 4,999info
Midland College in Midland, TX5,000 to 9,999info
Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, TX5,000 to 9,999info Virtual Campus Tour of Midwestern State University
South Texas College in McAllen, TXMore Than 20,000info
Stephen F Austin State University in Nacogdoches, TX10,000 to 19,999info
Texas Southern University in Houston, TX5,000 to 9,999info
Texas Woman's University in Denton, TX10,000 to 19,999info

Notes: Tuition & fee amounts are for both Texas in-state residents and out of state students, unless noted otherwise. The tuition information displayed is an estimate, which we calculated based on historical data and should be solely used for informational purposes only. Please contact the respective school for information about the current school year.

Source: IPEDS Survey 2012-2015: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.