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134 Colleges
27,252 Yearly Graduations
$36,137 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$23,278 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In 2019, 27,252 students received a nursing degree from a college in Texas, making it rank #2 in terms of graduations. Students who are able to take advantage of in-state tuition will only pay an average of $9,034 per year to get their degree at a college in Texas, while out of state students will pay an average of $13,641 per year.

An estimated 43% of college students in Texas take out loans, with the average loan amount being $5,820 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

Public Public vs. Private
5,045 Yearly Degrees
$11,040 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at The University of Texas at Arlington is 48,635, of which 34,820 students are undergraduates and of those, 19,441 are full-time. It takes the average UT Arlington undergraduate about 4.7 years to complete their degree.

About 71% of students who apply get accepted. Around 45% of accepted students are men, and 55% are women.

37% of UT Arlington students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,511 a year. The student loan default rate of 5.8% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $41,100 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
1,396 Yearly Degrees
$9,773 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center is 5,294, of which 1,478 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,198 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 6 to 1.

The student loan default rate of 0.8% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from TTUHSC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $68,300 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
833 Yearly Degrees
$11,117 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 671 undergraduates at UTHealth, of which 547 are full-time, and there are 5,317 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 5 to 1.

The student loan default rate of 0.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UTHealth is $66,200.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
733 Yearly Degrees

There are 981 full-time undergraduates at Galen College of Nursing - San Antonio, and 1,756 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

Roughly 87% of students at Galen College of Nursing - San Antonio take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,597 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 8.0% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Galen College of Nursing - San Antonio with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $42,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#4

Texas Woman's University

Denton, Texas
Public Public vs. Private
733 Yearly Degrees
$7,926 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Texas Woman’s University is 15,886, of which 10,598 students are undergraduates and of those, 7,040 are full-time. It takes the average TWU undergraduate about 4.6 years to complete their degree.

Around 86% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 11% are men and 89% are women.

Roughly 60% of students at TWU take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,458 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.6% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from TWU is $40,400.

#6

Lone Star College System

The Woodlands, Texas
Public Public vs. Private
699 Yearly Degrees
$4,244 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 20,312 full-time undergraduates at North Harris Montgomery, and 74,300 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Roughly 14% of students at North Harris Montgomery take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $3,726 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.6% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from North Harris Montgomery with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $30,300 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
640 Yearly Degrees
$8,961 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 25,177 students at UTEP in total, 21,427 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 13,858 are full-time. It takes the average UTEP undergraduate about 4.8 years to complete their degree.

Around 100% of students who apply get accepted. Around 46% of accepted students are men, and 54% are women.

39% of UTEP students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,465 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.3% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UTEP is $30,400.

Public Public vs. Private
596 Yearly Degrees
$8,665 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at The University of Texas Medical Branch is 3,354, of which 786 students are undergraduates and of those, 591 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

The student loan default rate of 0.6% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UTMB Galveston is $68,800.

Public Public vs. Private
589 Yearly Degrees
$8,742 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at The University of Texas at Tyler is 9,617, of which 6,995 students are undergraduates and of those, 4,764 are full-time. It takes the average UT Tyler undergraduate about 4.5 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 65%. Of the accepted students, 39% are men and 61% are women.

44% of UT Tyler students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,624 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.7% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from UT Tyler with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $39,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#10

South Texas College

McAllen, Texas
Public Public vs. Private
506 Yearly Degrees
$4,440 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 33,054 students at South Texas College in total, 11,080 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 22 to 1.

4% of South Texas College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $1,925 a year.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $23,600 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
390 Yearly Degrees
$7,707 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 808 undergraduates at UT Health San Antonio, of which 730 are full-time, and there are 3,386 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

The student loan default rate of 1.2% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $62,500 during the early-career years.

#12

RGV Careers

Pharr, Texas
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
384 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at RGV Careers is 776, which includes 776 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 30 to 1.

Approximately 34% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,811 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.7% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

#13

Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi, Texas
Public Public vs. Private
380 Yearly Degrees
$9,272 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 9,323 undergraduates at Texas A&M Corpus Christi, of which 7,201 are full-time, and there are 11,452 students altogether. For undergraduates at Texas A&M Corpus Christi, the average graduation time is 4.6 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 60%. Around 48% of accepted students are men, and 52% are women.

56% of Texas A&M Corpus Christi students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,096 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.6% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Texas A&M Corpus Christi is $35,800.

#14

Tyler Junior College

Tyler, Texas
Public Public vs. Private
376 Yearly Degrees
$3,816 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 6,020 full-time undergraduates at Tyler Junior College, and 12,323 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

43% of Tyler Junior College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,165 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Tyler Junior College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $26,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#15

San Jacinto Community College

Pasadena, Texas
Public Public vs. Private
353 Yearly Degrees
$3,240 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at San Jacinto Community College is 32,452, which includes 9,244 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Roughly 4% of students at San Jacinto College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $2,990 a year. San Jacinto College has a 5.9% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from San Jacinto College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $30,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#16

El Paso Community College

El Paso, Texas
Public Public vs. Private
349 Yearly Degrees
$3,050 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at El Paso Community College is 29,080, which includes 8,760 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 25 to 1.

Roughly 5% of students at El Paso Community College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $3,591 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $22,000 during the early-career years.

#17

Tarrant County College District

Fort Worth, Texas
Public Public vs. Private
338 Yearly Degrees
$3,402 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 50,519 students at Tarrant County College in total, 13,560 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1.

Approximately 11% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,858 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 20.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $29,100 during the early-career years.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
320 Yearly Degrees
$19,780 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,002 students at Chamberlain - Texas in total, 254 are full-time undergraduates. Students tend to stick around at Chamberlain - Texas. The freshman retention rate is 100%.

About 50% of students who apply get accepted.

100% of Chamberlain - Texas students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,500 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $67,100 during the early-career years.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
301 Yearly Degrees
$15,132 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Baptist Health System School of Health Professions is 605, of which 600 students are undergraduates and of those, 547 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

Baptist Health System School of Health Professions has a 3.4% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Baptist Health System School of Health Professions with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $57,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
296 Yearly Degrees
$10,830 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Austin Community College District is 41,056, which includes 8,939 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

58% of Austin Community College District students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,411 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $29,000 during the early-career years.

#21

Baylor University

Waco, Texas
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
293 Yearly Degrees
$47,364 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 14,108 undergraduates at Baylor, of which 13,906 are full-time, and there are 18,033 students altogether. The freshman retention rate at Baylor is 90%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

About 39% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 41% are men and 59% are women.

47% of Baylor students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $11,254 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.6% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Baylor is $42,600.

#22

Texas Christian University

Fort Worth, Texas
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
285 Yearly Degrees
$49,250 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 11,024 students at TCU in total, 9,474 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 9,219 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at TCU is 4.2 years.

About 41% of students who apply get accepted. Around 39% of accepted students are men, and 61% are women.

Approximately 30% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $14,443 a year. TCU has a 3.7% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from TCU with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $46,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#23

Vista College

El Paso, Texas
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
283 Yearly Degrees
$15,680 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Vista College is 3,482, which includes 3,482 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

57% of Vista College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $9,758 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 22.7% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Vista College is $20,400.

#24

Del Mar College

Corpus Christi, Texas
Public Public vs. Private
267 Yearly Degrees
$4,275 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,661 full-time undergraduates at DMC, and 12,008 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

Roughly 13% of students at DMC take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $3,220 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.2% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $26,600 during the early-career years.

#25

Coastal Bend College

Beeville, Texas
Public Public vs. Private
264 Yearly Degrees
$4,506 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Coastal Bend College is 2,189, which includes 1,120 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 27 to 1.

Approximately 18% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $3,058 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from CBC is $24,900.

Other Texas Colleges

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 Amarillo College 256
27 Alvin Community College 251
27 The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley 251
29 Lamar University 248
30 The University of Texas at Austin 218
31 MSU Texas 215
32 San Antonio College 210
33 Navarro College 209
34 Texas A&M University - College Station 203
34 Weatherford College 203
36 Collin County Community College District 200
37 Vernon College 199
38 University of Mary Hardin - Baylor 198
39 Tarleton State University 187
40 North Central Texas College 179
41 Lamar State College - Orange 176
42 Texas State Technical College 167
43 Prairie View A & M University 165
44 Laredo Community College 163
45 El Centro College 162
46 Angelina College 161
47 Temple College 159
48 West Coast University - Dallas 154
49 Covenant School of Nursing and Allied Health 151
49 St Philip’s College 151
51 Grayson College 150
51 West Texas A&M University 150
53 Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center - El Paso 148
54 Victoria College 139
55 Stephen F Austin State University 136
56 Trinity Valley Community College 135
57 University of the Incarnate Word 133
58 Blinn College 132
59 Arlington Career Institute 130
60 Texas Wesleyan University 125
61 Northeast Texas Community College 123
62 Central Texas College 121
62 Texas State University 121
64 Texarkana College 119
65 Sam Houston State University 116
65 Lubbock Christian University 116
67 Valley Grande Institute for Academic Studies 115
68 Odessa College 113
69 Kilgore College 112
70 Dallas Nursing Institute 111
70 Southwest Texas Junior College 111
72 Panola College 110
73 Lee College 107
74 Cisco College 101
75 McLennan Community College 100
76 Houston Community College 99
77 Angelo State University 98
77 University of Houston 98
79 Pima Medical Institute - Houston 97
79 Concorde Career College - Grand Prairie 97
81 Houston Baptist University 96
82 South Plains College 94
83 Paris Junior College 92
84 Concorde Career College - Dallas 89
85 Texas Health School 88
86 College of the Mainland 87
86 Howard College 87
88 Schreiner University 83
89 Concordia University, Texas 82
90 Midland College 81
91 Wharton County Junior College 77
92 Galveston College 71
92 The University of Texas of the Permian Basin 71
94 Lamar State College - Port Arthur 69
95 Texas A&M International University 68
96 Brookhaven College 67
97 Abilene Christian University 61
98 Ranger College 60
98 Clarendon College 60
100 Hill College 43
100 Brazosport College 43
102 Southwestern Adventist University 40
102 CyberTex Institute of Technology 40
104 Quest College 39
105 Texas A&M University - Commerce 38
105 Mountain View College 38
107 Wayland Baptist University 34
108 University of St. Thomas 32
109 The College of Health Care Professions - Northwest 31
110 South Texas Training Center 30
111 South University, Austin 29
111 Texas Lutheran University 29
113 Texas A & M University - Central Texas 28
114 The Healthcare Institute 22
115 Carrington College, Mesquite 21
116 University of Houston - Clear Lake 20
116 Hardin - Simmons University 20
116 Baylor College of Medicine 20
119 Frank Phillips College 18
119 East Texas Baptist University 18
121 Texas A&M University - Texarkana 15
121 LeTourneau University 15
123 Hallmark University 13
123 Southwest University at El Paso 13
125 National American University - Harold D. Buckingham Graduate School 11
126 The Vocational Nursing Institute Inc 9
127 University of Houston - Victoria 7
128 McMurry University 4
129 Sul Ross State University 1
130 Western Technical College 0
130 Cedar Valley College 0
130 Northwest Vista College 0
130 Arizona College - Dallas 0
130 University of Houston - Downtown 0

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