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Texas A&M Enters Top 20 In Wall Street Journal College Rankings

Texas A&M climbed to No. 18 among public universities in the latest Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education ranking.
By Keith Randall, Texas A&M University Division of Marketing & Communications September 11, 2019

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The Academic Building at Texas A&M University.

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Texas A&M University has risen to No. 18 among public universities and No. 78 overall among more than 950 colleges in the 2020 Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings.

Last year, Texas A&M ranked No. 22 among public universities and No. 94 overall. This year’s rankings place Texas A&M in the top 10 percent overall among all colleges and universities surveyed.

The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education rankings use multiple grading criteria based on four broad categories: resources, engagement, outcomes and environment.

Included in those categories are numerous other metrics, including reputation; costs; graduation rates; student loans and default rates; earning power after graduation; amount of faculty research; number of accredited programs; student and faculty/staff diversity; number of international students and student-faculty ratio.

Texas A&M has fared well in similar recent rankings.

MONEY magazine ranked Texas A&M the best value in Texas and the No. 18 best value nationally. Texas A&M is also the only public college in Texas to make the Fiske Guide To Colleges in its recent rankings of Best Buys of U.S. colleges.

In addition, Washington Monthly recently ranked Texas A&M No. 10 – the only institution in Texas among the top 60 – in its ranking of universities that contribute most to the public good in areas of social mobility, research and promoting public service.

Media contact: Keith Randall, 979-845-4644 or

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