Best Colleges in Texas by Salary Potential

If everything’s bigger in Texas, does that include salaries? Find out where schools land on this list of colleges ranked by graduate salary in Texas.

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Bachelor's Only
All Alumni
RankSchool NameSchool TypeEarly Career Pay
Mid-Career Pay
% High Meaning
% STEM Degrees
Rank:51School Name:Concordia University TexasSchool Type:Private School, ReligiousEarly Career Pay:$54,900Mid-Career Pay:$88,800% High Meaning:58%% STEM Degrees:4%
Rank:51School Name:Hardin-Simmons UniversitySchool Type:Private School, ReligiousEarly Career Pay:$54,800Mid-Career Pay:$88,800% High Meaning:68%% STEM Degrees:8%
Rank:53School Name:Wayland Baptist UniversitySchool Type:Private School, ReligiousEarly Career Pay:$53,400Mid-Career Pay:$88,200% High Meaning:69%% STEM Degrees:1%
Rank:54School Name:Brazosport CollegeSchool Type:State SchoolEarly Career Pay:$49,500Mid-Career Pay:$87,400% High Meaning:-% STEM Degrees:1%
Rank:55School Name:The University of Texas Rio Grande ValleySchool Type:Research University, For Sports Fans, State SchoolEarly Career Pay:$52,700Mid-Career Pay:$87,300% High Meaning:68%% STEM Degrees:19%
Rank:56School Name:Texas Lutheran UniversitySchool Type:Private School, ReligiousEarly Career Pay:$52,100Mid-Career Pay:$87,200% High Meaning:52%% STEM Degrees:13%
Rank:57School Name:Tarleton State UniversitySchool Type:State SchoolEarly Career Pay:$51,900Mid-Career Pay:$86,900% High Meaning:60%% STEM Degrees:7%
Rank:58School Name:Lubbock Christian UniversitySchool Type:Private School, ReligiousEarly Career Pay:$51,300Mid-Career Pay:$86,500% High Meaning:69%% STEM Degrees:8%
Rank:59School Name:Howard Payne UniversitySchool Type:Private School, ReligiousEarly Career Pay:$50,300Mid-Career Pay:$86,200% High Meaning:54%% STEM Degrees:8%
Rank:60School Name:Texas Woman's UniversitySchool Type:Research University, State SchoolEarly Career Pay:$53,700Mid-Career Pay:$86,000% High Meaning:68%% STEM Degrees:6%
Rank:61School Name:Texas A & M International UniversitySchool Type:State SchoolEarly Career Pay:$46,200Mid-Career Pay:$85,900% High Meaning:69%% STEM Degrees:14%
Rank:62School Name:East Texas Baptist UniversitySchool Type:Private School, ReligiousEarly Career Pay:$51,700Mid-Career Pay:$85,800% High Meaning:60%% STEM Degrees:6%
Rank:63School Name:Texas Southern UniversitySchool Type:Research University, For Sports Fans, State SchoolEarly Career Pay:$51,700Mid-Career Pay:$84,800% High Meaning:66%% STEM Degrees:11%
Rank:64School Name:Huston-Tillotson UniversitySchool Type:Private School, ReligiousEarly Career Pay:$47,700Mid-Career Pay:$83,600% High Meaning:-% STEM Degrees:9%
Rank:65School Name:Our Lady of the Lake UniversitySchool Type:Private School, ReligiousEarly Career Pay:$49,600Mid-Career Pay:$82,500% High Meaning:68%% STEM Degrees:4%
Rank:66School Name:Paul Quinn CollegeSchool Type:Private School, ReligiousEarly Career Pay:$43,900Mid-Career Pay:$82,300% High Meaning:-% STEM Degrees:3%
Rank:67School Name:University of the Incarnate WordSchool Type:Private School, Religious, For Sports FansEarly Career Pay:$53,600Mid-Career Pay:$82,100% High Meaning:59%% STEM Degrees:9%
Rank:68School Name:Schreiner UniversitySchool Type:Liberal Arts School, Private School, ReligiousEarly Career Pay:$46,700Mid-Career Pay:$81,200% High Meaning:52%% STEM Degrees:13%
Rank:69School Name:Texas A&M University-TexarkanaSchool Type:State SchoolEarly Career Pay:$43,900Mid-Career Pay:$80,100% High Meaning:47%% STEM Degrees:9%
Rank:70School Name:Midland CollegeSchool Type:State SchoolEarly Career Pay:$51,300Mid-Career Pay:$79,200% High Meaning:-% STEM Degrees:3%
Rank:71School Name:Southwestern Assemblies of God UniversitySchool Type:Private School, ReligiousEarly Career Pay:$47,200Mid-Career Pay:$77,000% High Meaning:70%% STEM Degrees:0%
Rank:72School Name:Jarvis Christian CollegeSchool Type:Private School, ReligiousEarly Career Pay:$43,300Mid-Career Pay:$75,800% High Meaning:-% STEM Degrees:20%
Rank:73School Name:Sul Ross State UniversitySchool Type:State SchoolEarly Career Pay:$46,800Mid-Career Pay:$73,700% High Meaning:69%% STEM Degrees:7%
Rank:74School Name:College of Biblical Studies-HoustonSchool Type:Private School, ReligiousEarly Career Pay:$46,500Mid-Career Pay:$71,600% High Meaning:-% STEM Degrees:0%
Rank:75School Name:Hallmark UniversitySchool Type:Private SchoolEarly Career Pay:$43,500Mid-Career Pay:$69,000% High Meaning:-% STEM Degrees:37%

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Looking for the best colleges in Texas? Whether you’re looking for a school with school spirit and a great party scene, a sports-crazed fan base or a school with rigorous academic standards, you’ll find the right school for you in the Lone Star State. Payscale’s College Salary Report ranks Texas colleges by alumni salaries. This list includes salary data for alumni whose highest degree was a bachelor’s degree.

Believe it or not, among the best universities in Texas for median salary potential, is Rice University, a private not-for-profit school.

The University of Texas -Austin and Texas A and M University compete in football, but they also compete for high alumni salaries.

Many graduates from Texas Universities go on to work as Software or Mechanical Engineers, become Statisticians, or even go on to practice law.