Texas A&M ranked No. 2 in best schools list

Schools.com, an online site for the college search process, ranked more than 1,600 four-year schools, paying special attention to affordability, flexibility, number of programs offered and retention rates. It ranked the top 25. And, no, Harvard and Yale aren’t on there. It’s not that kind of ranking.

What is on there is Texas A&M, coming in at No. 2. Where’s UT? Not in the top 25, but Texas Women’s University at UT at Permian Basin are.

Cadets in the Aggie Band, left to right, Joe Natishak, 21 ,of Pottsville, Pennsylvania, Patrick Steskens, 20, of Spaubeek, The Netherlands, and Robert Osterhold, 19, of Missouri City, drum the cadence as the corps marches into Duncan Dining Hall for morning chow at Texas A&M University in College Station. JAY JANNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN 2015

Here’s the list:

  1. Utah State University
  2. Texas A&M at College Station
  3. University of Utah
  4. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  5. University of Florida
  6. North Carolina State University at Raleigh
  7. Utah Valley University
  8. University of Oklahoma, Norman Campus
  9. University of Maryland, College Park
  10. Oklahoma State University, main campus
  11. Iowa State University
  12. Indiana University, Bloomington
  13. University of Texas at Permian Basin
  14. University of Wyoming
  15. Weber State University
  16. Brigham Young University, Provo
  17. Appalachian State University
  18. Southwestern Oklahoma State University
  19. Brigham Young University, Idaho
  20. Purdue University
  21. University of Alaska Fairbanks
  22. University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  23. Minot State University
  24. Texas Woman’s University
  25. University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Only three of these schools had tuition and fees above $10,000 a year, with the highest being Minnesota at $13,790.  What is a little puzzling is the number of Utah schools here.


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