Best Engineering Schools in Texas

This article features top engineering colleges in Texas that offer master and doctoral degrees in the fields of biological engineering, chemical engineering, computer science, materials engineering, mechanical engineering, etc. Please be informed that each school receives national wide rank as the ranking compares all engineering schools in the United States. Some important ranking factors include average GRE scores, alumni surveys, current student interviews, institutional research publications, and peer college assessment. In the following list of best engineering schools in the state of Texas, you can see tuition cost for both in-state and out-of-state students, acceptable rates and admissions statistics for each top ranked engineering college.

Best Engineering Schools in Texas

National Ranking Texas Top Engineering Programs
9 University of Texas–Austin (Cockrell) (Austin, TX)
Overall acceptance rate: 18.3%
Average GRE quantitative score (master’s and Ph.D. students): 774
Tuition: In-state, full-time: $9,232 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $16,898 per year
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 2,428
Research expenditures per faculty member: $650,548
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $192,562,316
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 7.6%
12 Texas A&M University–College Station (Look) (College Station, TX)
Overall acceptance rate: 26.1%
Average GRE quantitative score (master’s and Ph.D. students): 758
Tuition: In-state, full-time: $227 per credit, Out-of-state, full-time: $539 per credit
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 2,870
Research expenditures per faculty member: $779,229
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $274,288,947
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 2.6%
32 Rice University (Brown) (Houston, TX)
Overall acceptance rate: 16.5%
Average GRE quantitative score (master’s and Ph.D. students): 774
Tuition: Full-time: $34,900 per year
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 651
Research expenditures per faculty member: $458,833
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $50,012,901
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 6.1%
78 University of Houston (Cullen) (Houston, TX)
Overall acceptance rate: 55.7%
Average GRE quantitative score (master’s and Ph.D. students): 753
Tuition: In-state, full-time: $382 per credit, Out-of-state, full-time: $695 per credit
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 1,001
Research expenditures per faculty member: $233,998
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $28,547,855
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 4.6%
79 University of Texas–Dallas (Jonsson) (Richardson, TX)
Overall acceptance rate: 47.8%
Average GRE quantitative score (master’s and Ph.D. students): 747
Tuition: In-state, full-time: $11,170 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $20,212 per year
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 1,518
Research expenditures per faculty member: $423,496
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $47,431,577
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 2.5%
92 University of Texas–Arlington (Arlington, TX)
Overall acceptance rate: 66.2%
Average GRE quantitative score (master’s and Ph.D. students): 727
Tuition: In-state, full-time: $8,558 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $14,192 per year
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 1,554
Research expenditures per faculty member: $277,600
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $37,476,000
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 0.0%
97 Texas Tech University (Whitacre) (Lubbock, TX)
Overall acceptance rate: 36.9%
Average GRE quantitative score (master’s and Ph.D. students): 734
Tuition: In-state, full-time: $246 per credit, Out-of-state, full-time: $559 per credit
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 752
Research expenditures per faculty member: $213,871
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $26,520,011
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 0.0%
122 Southern Methodist University (Dallas, TX)
Overall acceptance rate: 64.6%
Average GRE quantitative score (master’s and Ph.D. students): 702
Tuition: Full-time: $1,064 per credit
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 922
Research expenditures per faculty member: $90,959
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $5,548,545
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 2.1%
157 Lamar University (Beaumont, TX)
Overall acceptance rate: 69.9%
Average GRE quantitative score (master’s and Ph.D. students): 711
Tuition: In-state, full-time: $5,430 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $11,540 per year
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 333
Research expenditures per faculty member: $181,571
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $7,262,866
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 0.0%
165 Prairie View A&M University (Prairie View, TX)
Overall acceptance rate: 97.7%
Average GRE quantitative score (master’s and Ph.D. students): 627
Tuition: In-state, full-time: $199 per credit, Out-of-state, full-time: $511 per credit
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 125
Research expenditures per faculty member: N/A
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): N/A
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 0.0%
174 Texas A&M University–Kingsville (Dotterweich) (Kingsville, TX)
Overall acceptance rate: 87.4%
Average GRE quantitative score (master’s and Ph.D. students): 710
Tuition: In-state, full-time: $1,675 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $7,020 per year
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 410
Research expenditures per faculty member: $41,040
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $2,011,000
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 0.0%
190 University of North Texas (Denton, TX)
Overall acceptance rate: 28.9%
Average GRE quantitative score (master’s and Ph.D. students): 718
Tuition: In-state, full-time: $256 per credit, Out-of-state, full-time: $569 per credit
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 409
Research expenditures per faculty member: $83,438
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $5,256,632
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 1.5%
191 University of Texas–El Paso (El Paso, TX)
Overall acceptance rate: 78.2%
Average GRE quantitative score (master’s and Ph.D. students): 550
Tuition: In-state, full-time: $4,226 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $9,860 per year
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 600
Research expenditures per faculty member: N/A
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): N/A
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 0.0%
192 University of Texas–San Antonio (San Antonio, TX)
Overall acceptance rate: 62.6%
Average GRE quantitative score (master’s and Ph.D. students): 698
Tuition: In-state, full-time: $243 per credit, Out-of-state, full-time: $869 per credit
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 567
Research expenditures per faculty member: $154,375
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $13,739,390
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 0.0%

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