U.S. News & World Report on Wednesday issued its annual rankings of the country’s colleges and universities. For those who followed last year’s list, this year’s results may seem like a bit of déjà vu.
Once again, the only Texas institutions in the top 50 on the list of the country’s best national universities are Rice University and the University of Texas at Austin. The former is ranked 17th, as it was last year, and the latter is ranked 46th, which is a small slip from 45th last year.
Southern Methodist University and Texas A&M University saw a bit more movement as they virtually swapped places. Last year, A&M was 58th and SMU was 62nd. This year, SMU is 58th and A&M is 65th.
Baylor University fell slightly from 75th to 77th, Texas Christian University rose from 97th to 92nd, the University of Texas at Dallas fell from 143rd to 151st, and Texas Tech University fell from 160th to 165th. The University of Houston rounds out the Texas schools in this year’s top 200, coming in at 184th.