To some extent, earning a degree from Texas State University is one of the smartest decisions in the Lone Star State.
In its eighth edition ranking of colleges and universities that give students the best return on their educational investment, personal finance website SmartAsset ranks TSU at No. 10 in Texas.
Rice University of Houston earned first place in Texas and 10th in the United States, making it the only school in Texas to enter the national top 10.
To determine the best value colleges and universities in each state, SmartAsset analyzed data in these categories: scholarships and grants, new grad starting salary, tuition, living expenses, and retention rates.
When it comes to tuition ($10,280) and student living expenses ($12,850), TSU’s numbers are in the lower range among the top 10 schools in Texas on the list, but there are the same goes for the average amount of scholarships and grants ($7,757), average starting salary ($54,700), and retention rate (77%).
UTS admission website estimates tuition, fees, on-campus room and board, books, and personal expenses for the 2022-23 academic year at approximately $27,720. This figure, which excludes financial aid, applies to a full-time degree-seeking student (and Texas resident) living on campus.
“At Texas State, you can immerse yourself in learning experiences that prepare you to launch a career as an entrepreneur, make life-changing discoveries in science and technology, or thrive from creative way and leave your mark as an artist,” read a statement. on TSUs admission website.
Other schools on SmartAsset’s list of the most profitable schools in Texas are:
- Rice University at Houston, No. 1
- University of Texas at Austin, No. 2
- University of Texas at Dallas, No. 3
- Prairie View A&M University, No. 4
- University of Houston, No. 5
- Texas A&M University-College Station, No. 6
- Texas Tech University at Lubbock, No. 7
- LeTourneau University at Longview, No. 8
- University of North Texas at Denton, No. 9
- Texas State University at San Marcos, No. 10