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LETU Top Ten in Texas

WalletHub released their 2023 College and University Rankings to help students to determine the top-performing schools at the lowest possible costs to undergraduates. After compiling all of the data used in the report, a top 10 best universities list emerged for Texas, and LeTourneau University ranked as number nine in the state.

  1. Rice University
  2. University of Texas – Austin
  3. Trinity University
  4. Texas A&M
  5. University of Dallas
  6. Southern Methodist University
  7. Southwestern University
  8. Austin College
  9. LeTourneau University
  10. University of Houston

The website analyzed more than 900 higher-education institutions in making its list of top 500 universities in the U.S. It used 7 key metrics in establishing the ranking, including student selectivity, cost and financing, faculty resources, campus safety, campus experience, educational outcomes and career outcomes. 

Source: WalletHub

In In order to determine the best higher-education institutions in the U.S., WalletHub compared 913 colleges and universities across seven key dimensions: 1) Student Selectivity, 2) Cost & Financing, 3) Faculty Resources, 4) Campus Safety, 5) Campus Experience, 6) Educational Outcomes and 7) Career Outcomes.

They evaluated those dimensions using 30 relevant metrics, which are listed below with their corresponding weights. Each metric was graded on a 100-point scale, with a score of 100 representing the best school performance and the most favorable conditions for undergraduate students during and after attendance.

Finally, they determined each school’s weighted average across all metrics to calculate its overall score and used the resulting scores to rank-order our sample.

In constructing the sample, WalletHub took into account the following types of institutions:

  1. Sector of institution:
    • Public, four-year or above
    • Private, not-for-profit, four-year or above
  2. Carnegie Classification:
    • Doctoral Universities: Very High Research Activity
    • Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity
    • Doctoral/Professional Universities
    • Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs
    • Master's Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs
    • Master's Colleges & Universities: Small Programs
    • Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus
    • Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields
    • Baccalaureate/Associate's Colleges: Mixed Baccalaureate/Associate's

Institutions were considered colleges if they provide only undergraduate, or baccalaureate degree, programs, and universities if they offer graduate, including masters and/or doctoral degree, programs. (Separate rankings for universities and for colleges also are available on WalletHub.) For the full rankings for both state and national breakdown, visit WalletHub