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UT Austin Ranked the Best Value Public University in Texas

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AUSTIN, Texas — The University of Texas at Austin offers the best value and return on investment among all public colleges in the state of Texas.

That’s according to a recent ranking from The Princeton Review that also ranks UT Austin No. 9 in the country among public colleges in the U.S. for best value. The ranking is based on three core pillars: stellar academics, affordable cost, and strong career prospects for graduates.

The ranking weighs a variety of factors including academics, costs, financial aid, debt, grad rates, and career/salary data.

Other Texas universities were included in the rankings, with Texas A&M University at No. 14, the University of Texas at Dallas at No. 40, and the University of Houston at No. 44 nationally.

Recent commitments to financial aid and student success have contributed to the affordability and value of a UT Austin degree, including the Texas Advance Commitment, which guarantees aid to cover the full cost of tuition and fees for Texas families earning $65,000 or less each year,  and student success initiatives like UT for Me – Powered by Dell Scholars.

UT Austin also ranks highly in employability and career prospects for graduates. In 2020, Times Higher Education ranked UT Austin as the top public university in Texas for the employability of graduates.

Only one of Texas’ private universities was ranked for best value by The Princeton Review — Rice University was No. 10 among U.S. private colleges.