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:76School Name:Texas CollegeSchool Type:Private School, ReligiousEarly Career Pay:$38,800Mid-Career Pay:$61,100% High Meaning:-% STEM Degrees:15%
Rank:77School Name:Wiley CollegeSchool Type:Private School, ReligiousEarly Career Pay:$39,900Mid-Career Pay:$61,000% High Meaning:58%% STEM Degrees:12%

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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.