List of Graduate Schools in Texas with Program Overviews

Texas is home to 108 schools offering graduate programs. See how schools compare depending on various factors, including location, size, tuition costs, and graduation rate.

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Deciding on a graduate school takes research to find the perfect fit. When starting your search, take into consideration these important factors from this information about Texas schools provided by the National Center for Education Statistics.

Texas Schools Near Large Cities

Texas has many schools offering graduate programs near large cities. If you are interested in a university near a large city in Texas, take a look at these schools:

  • The University of Texas at Austin (Austin)
  • University of Houston (Houston)
  • The University of Texas at Arlington (Arlington)
  • The University of Texas at San Antonio (San Antonio)
  • The University of Texas at El Paso (El Paso)

Largest Schools in Texas

Schools in Texas vary in size, as demonstrated by the following list that shows the largest schools in Texas that range from almost 15,000 to about 5,000 graduate students. All of these universities listed are 4-year public schools that offer both undergraduate and graduate degree programs. The following are five of the largest schools in Texas based on 2015-2016 graduate enrollment figures:

  • Texas A & M University-College Station (14,549 graduate students)
  • The University of Texas at Austin (11,790 graduate students)
  • The University of Texas at Arlington (9,857 graduate students)
  • The University of Texas at Dallas (8,795 graduate students)
  • University of Houston (7,877 graduate students)

Lowest Graduate Tuition

The cost of attendance is a factor when researching any school. The following five universities are only some of those that have the lowest graduate tuition costs. The figures below are found from NCES and show the cost of a full-time graduate program, not including fees, for the 2015-2016 school year.

  • Texas A&M University - Texarkana ($3,454 in-state)
  • The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley ($5,329 in-state)
  • University of North Texas at Dallas ($7,239 in-state)
  • The University of Texas at El Paso ($4,336 in-state)
  • University of Houston-Downtown ($6,372 in-state)

Highest Graduation Rate

Students who are searching for a graduate degree also realize the importance of how well the school does at actually getting students to complete their degree. Data is only available for undergraduate graduation rates rather than graduate-level rates. Out of the five schools with highest graduation rates, the top three of them are each located near a large city. The graduation rate is calculated using students who have completed their degree in 150% of the normal time for full-time undergraduates. The following schools are those with the highest graduation rates in Texas for undergraduate students who had began their education in 2009:

  • Rice University (91% graduation rate)
  • Trinity University (83% graduation rate)
  • The University of Texas at Austin (80% graduation rate)
  • Texas A & M University-College Station (79% graduation rate)
  • Southern Methodist University (79% graduation rate)

After looking over location, size, costs, and graduation rate, students interested in a graduate program have a variety of options available in Texas.

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