What Are Some Popular Colleges in Texas?


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As of July 2015, some popular colleges in Texas include the University of Texas at Austin, Houston Community College, Texas A & M University, Tarrant County College and University of North Texas, according to Campus Explorer. These schools are a mix of public universities and community colleges located throughout the state.

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Other popular colleges in Texas, as noted by Campus Explorer, are The University of Texas at San Antonio, Texas Tech University, University of Houston and Austin Community College.

The University of Texas at Austin is a large state university, with a 2015 enrollment of more than 51,000 students, representing all 50 states and 127 countries. The school was founded in 1883 and comprises 18 colleges and schools on 431 acres. There are 117 undergraduate degree programs and 223 graduate programs. In addition, the University of Texas at Austin has seven museums and 17 libraries. Some of the best programs at the school are biomedical sciences, journalism and social sciences.

Texas A & M University is located in College Station. The school is comprised of more than 46,000 students, as of 2015. Texas A & M is highly ranked by several organizations, such as U.S. News & World Report, which ranked it as the 5th "Best Values School" among public universities in 2015.

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