Students in North Texas have a variety of post-secondary schools to choose from. To help in this process we will compare some of the traditional public and private not-for-profit universities in the area using statistics from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).
North Texas Schools Near Large Cities
For many it is important to find a school in an urban area. These students look forward to the networking and extracurricular activities that urban areas offer. Below are five schools that are located in large cities.
- Criswell College (Dallas, Texas)
- Dallas Baptist University (Dallas, Texas)
- The University of Texas at Arlington (Arlington, Texas)
- Texas Wesleyan University (Fort Worth, Texas)
- Remington College-Fort Worth Campus (Fort Worth, Texas)
Largest Schools in North Texas
Larger schools can provide students with a greater variety of networking and extracurricular activities that smaller schools may not be able to offer. The NCES rates a school's size by its overall student population. Here are the five largest schools in North Texas as of 2015.
- The University of Texas at Arlington (41,988 enrolled students)
- University of North Texas (37,299 enrolled students)
- Texas Tech University (35,859 enrolled students)
- The University of Texas at Dallas (24,554 enrolled students)
- Southern Methodist University (11,643 enrolled students)
Lowest Net Price
For most students, the cost of education is a crucial factor in their college search. The NCES calculates net price by subtracting the average financial aid awarded to undergraduates students from the cost of attendance for a full-time undergraduate. These five school have the lowest net prices in the area.
- University of North Texas at Dallas ($4,745)
- The University of Texas at Dallas ($8,978)
- Southwestern Christian College ($9,403)
- University of North Texas ($10,202)
- The University of Texas at Arlington ($11,742)
Highest Graduation Rate
One way to gauge a school's academic support is to look at its graduation rate. The NCES defines graduation rate as the percentage of undergraduates who graduate within 150% of the normal time of their respective programs. Here are the five schools with the highest graduation rates in the area.
- Southern Methodist University (79% graduation rate)
- Southwestern Christian College (77% graduation rate)
- Texas Christian University (76% graduation rate)
- Remington College-Dallas Campus (74% graduation rate)
- University of Dallas (70% graduation rate)
With so many options, it can be helpful to use this information to make an informed decision on which schools you want to apply to based on location, population, net price and graduation rate.