The University of North Texas at Dallas (UNT Dallas) received the highest rating of all North Texas colleges and universities surveyed in the latest Money Magazine annual “Best Colleges in America” report.
UNT Dallas is the only college or university in the DFW region to receive a 4.5 (out of 5) score and one of just six statewide. Only one of the 28 Texas colleges and universities in the report scored higher.
Money called UNT Dallas a standout in social mobility and noted the university’s affordability, with average annual costs below $10,000 for in-state students. It also noted the option of a fixed tuition plan that allows incoming students to lock in their expenses for five years.
“We are pleased that Money Magazine’s analysis recognized the enormous strides UNT Dallas is making to foster upward economic mobility for our students,” said Bob Mong, UNT Dallas President. “As the newest university in North Texas, we stand out as a symbol of opportunity for students seeking affordable and interesting educational options.”
The publication rated the 28 Texas colleges and universities among 736 higher education institutions across the country. They were evaluated on 26 factors in three categories: Quality of Education, Affordability, and Student Outcomes.
Data collected by Money included acceptance rates, graduation rates, cost of attendance, financial aid, student debt, and alumni salaries. A more detailed and fully transparent explanation of the methodology can be viewed here.