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Texas A&M Ranked Among Best Colleges In Wall Street Journal Rankings

The university is ranked No. 20 among public colleges and No. 83 overall.
By Keith Randall, Texas A&M University Division of Marketing & Communications September 23, 2020

Texas A&M University is ranked No. 20 among public universities and No. 83 overall among nearly 800 colleges in the 2021 Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings.

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

Its metrics include 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 recently ranked Texas A&M as the top university in Texas and No. 11 overall in the country. The magazine also ranks Texas A&M is No. 5 in its best public schools list, which tops all Texas schools.

In other recent rankings, Texas A&M is ranked No. 12 overall and No. 4 among public universities in the United States by Washington Monthly magazine in its annual college rankings. Texas A&M is the only school in Texas ranked among the top 70 in the publication’s national rankings, and is the highest ranked Southeastern Conference school.

Also, Texas A&M is ranked No. 2 among Southern schools in Washington Monthly’s “Best Bang For The Buck” category of how well a college helps non-wealthy students attain marketable degrees at affordable prices.

Texas A&M remains the only public college in Texas to make the “Best Buys” list in the 2021 Fiske Guide to Colleges, a listing which cites the best colleges that offer a superior education for the most affordable cost.

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