These Are The 10 Best Colleges For Jobs In Texas For 2018

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by Chris Kolmar
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One of the biggest things that incoming college freshmen consider when they’re thinking about what school to attend is the likelihood that a school will improve their job prospects.

Jobs are hard to come by nowadays, after all, and the everyday expenses of living in a country like America aren’t cheap.

Compared to a lot of other states, Texas has some unique advantages as far as attending college here goes. There are impressive research universities, quality state schools, and the ability to study majors that will prepare you well for the job market.

All that made us curious — with so many good colleges to attend in TX, which ones, in particular, were most likely to help their graduates land a job? Using data from IPEDS as well as College Scorecard as a baseline, we created this list of some of the best colleges for jobs in Texas.

The full list can be found further down, but first, here’s a look at the top ten best colleges for jobs in Texas:

  1. McMurry University
  2. The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
  3. Trinity University
  4. Rice University
  5. Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
  6. St. Mary’s University
  7. Austin College
  8. Texas A & M International University
  9. The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
  10. Texas Lutheran University

If you go to one of these schools, chances are, you’re not surprised. After all, you know how great you have it.

But for the rest of you — keep reading and we’ll get to just why these schools have some of the best programs the state of Texas has to offer.

How We Determined The Best Schools In Texas For Jobs

Using the College Scorecard Data, we searched for the college in each state with the highest listed job placement ratings, looking specifically at employment levels at year 10 after students have graduated.

We limited the analysis to the 81 public and non-profit, four year institutions colleges in Texas that offer at least a bachelors degree.

Then, we ranked each college from best to worst on the percentage of graduates with jobs. For the purposes of readability, each school’s rating was then rounded down to the last two decimal places.

The school with the highest percentage of grads with jobs, McMurry University, earned the distinction of being the ‘Best College For Jobs in Texas.’

1. McMurry University

McMurry University

Source: Wikipedia

Location: AbileneEmployed: 92.91%

2. The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Source: Wikipedia

Location: San AntonioEmployed: 92.82%

3. Trinity University

Trinity University

Source: Wikipedia

Location: San AntonioEmployed: 92.69%

4. Rice University

Rice University

Source: Wikipedia

Location: HoustonEmployed: 92.43%

5. Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

Source: Wikipedia

Location: LubbockEmployed: 92.39%

6. St. Mary’s University

St. Mary

Source: Wikipedia

Location: San AntonioEmployed: 92.0%

7. Austin College

Austin College

Source: Wikipedia

Location: ShermanEmployed: 91.9%

8. Texas A & M International University

Texas A & M International University

Source: Wikipedia

Location: LaredoEmployed: 91.58%

9. The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Source: Wikipedia

Location: HoustonEmployed: 91.48%

10. Texas Lutheran University

Texas Lutheran University

Source: Wikipedia

Location: SeguinEmployed: 91.41%

There You Have It — The Best Colleges For Jobs In Texas

If you’re looking to have a career after college, you should consider applying to any one of the universities and colleges on this list. They have some of the highest rates of employment for not only Texas, but the entire country.

Here’s a look at the full list of colleges in Texas by their employment rates 10 years after college.

Best Colleges For Getting A Job In Texas

Rank College Employed
1 McMurry University 92.91%
2 The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio 92.82%
3 Trinity University 92.69%
4 Rice University 92.43%
5 Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center 92.39%
6 St. Mary’s University 92.0%
7 Austin College 91.9%
8 Texas A & M International University 91.58%
9 The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston 91.48%
10 Texas Lutheran University 91.41%
11 The University of Texas at Austin 91.2%
12 Texas Tech University 90.83%
13 Texas A & M University-College Station 90.76%
14 Baylor University 90.61%
15 Concordia University-Texas 90.48%
16 Texas State University 90.27%
17 Prairie View A & M University 90.06%
18 Sam Houston State University 90.03%
19 Texas Christian University 90.01%
20 Brite Divinity School 90.01%
21 Hardin-Simmons University 89.98%
22 The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley 89.81%
23 The University of Texas at Arlington 89.81%
24 The University of Texas at San Antonio 89.7%
25 Stephen F Austin State University 89.64%
26 University of North Texas 89.61%
27 Northwood University-Texas 89.38%
28 Angelo State University 89.37%
29 University of Houston 89.31%
30 Midwestern State University 89.28%
31 LeTourneau University 89.19%
32 Southern Methodist University 89.06%
33 University of the Incarnate Word 89.05%
34 Lubbock Christian University 89.03%
35 Saint Edward’s University 88.89%
36 Southwestern University 88.86%
37 Howard Payne University 88.85%
38 The University of Texas at El Paso 88.82%
39 Our Lady of the Lake University 88.67%
40 Texas Wesleyan University 88.58%
41 University of Houston-Downtown 88.56%
42 Texas Woman’s University 88.55%
43 Texas A & M University-Commerce 88.53%
44 West Texas A & M University 88.51%
45 The University of Texas at Dallas 88.42%
46 Tarleton State University 88.38%
47 University of Houston-Clear Lake 88.15%
48 Sul Ross State University 88.1%
49 East Texas Baptist University 88.02%
50 Abilene Christian University 88.01%
51 Jarvis Christian College 87.96%
52 Lamar University 87.79%
53 University of Houston-Victoria 87.79%
54 Texas A & M University-Kingsville 87.75%
55 Wayland Baptist University 87.59%
56 Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi 87.58%
57 Dallas Baptist University 87.42%
58 Wiley College 87.32%
59 The University of Texas at Tyler 87.19%
60 The University of Texas of the Permian Basin 87.14%
61 Southwestern Assemblies of God University 87.14%
62 South Texas College 86.78%
63 Texas Southern University 86.77%
64 Huston-Tillotson University 86.73%
65 University of Mary Hardin-Baylor 86.65%
66 University of St Thomas 86.63%
67 Southwestern Adventist University 85.98%
68 Paul Quinn College 85.82%
69 University of Dallas 85.62%
70 Schreiner University 85.26%
71 Texas Southmost College 85.12%
72 Texas College 84.53%
73 Houston Baptist University 84.3%
74 Texas A&M University-Texarkana 83.5%
75 Remington College-Dallas Campus 82.91%
76 Dallas Christian College 82.66%
77 Hallmark University 82.57%
78 Southwestern Christian College 82.28%
79 Midland College 82.01%
80 Brazosport College 81.19%
81 College of Biblical Studies-Houston 75.81%