UTRGV named one of the best colleges in Texas by BestColleges.com

(UTRGV Archive Photo by David Pike)

(UTRGV Archive Photo by David Pike)

RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – AUG. 1, 2017 – The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley has been ranked on the annual list of the Top 25 Best Colleges in Texas by BestColleges.com, a leading provider of higher education information and resources.

“The Best Colleges in Texas ranking aims to highlight higher education institutions in the state that are committed to excellent academic education and affordable, meaningful learning opportunities for students,” said Stephanie Snider, general manager of BestColleges.com.

“The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley stands out as one of the best colleges in the state due to their offering of 118 undergraduate and graduate degrees, their new medical school, their internationally recognized faculty, and their recognition as one of the top Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) in the country,” she said.

UTRGV ranked 13th overall, third among The University of Texas System schools behind No. 2 UT Austin and No. 4 UT Dallas.

UTRGV President Guy Bailey said the success of UTRGV students is a core priority that drives decisions about pivotal factors like degree choices and faculty.

“The Rio Grande Valley community is important to us, and our goal is to graduate students and help ensure that they become valuable contributors to the prosperity of the region,” Bailey said. “We are committed to making sure they have good choices and many options for building their futures.”

BestColleges.com’s rankings use a methodology grounded in statistical data compiled from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System and College Navigator, both of which are hosted by the National Center for Education Statistics. They objectively assess relative quality based on academic outcomes, affordability and the breadth and depth of online learning opportunities.

For the full list of recognized programs and details on the ranking’s methodology, visit: http://www.bestcolleges.com/features/best-colleges-in-texas/.

BestColleges.com helps prospective students find the school that best meets their needs through proprietary research, user-friendly guides and hundreds of unique college rankings. They also provide a wide array of college planning, financial aid and career resources to help students get the most from their education and prepare them for the world after college.

Contact colin@bestcolleges.com

UTRGV Director of News and Internal Communications / 956-665-2742