The University of Texas at Austin remains the No. 1 public school in the state, according to U.S. News & World Report's latest rankings.

UT Austin Remains No. 1 in Texas, Among U.S. News’ Top 10 Public Universities

  • Sep 13, 2022

The University of Texas at Austin still holds the title as the top public university in Texas, according to U.S. News & World Report’s most recent undergraduate rankings.  

Tied for No. 10 among national public universities, UT Austin placed No. 38 nationally among both public and private schools.  

This year, U.S. News additionally ranked undergraduate schools, a category that UT Austin landed a pair of top-10 rankings in: business (No. 7) and engineering (No. 9). In specific areas of study, the university maintained its No. 1 ranking in accounting and petroleum engineering, and was once again named the best university in Texas for veterans, ranking No. 18 nationally.  

“These rankings illustrate the strong academic reputation we have among our peers,” said UT President Jay Hartzell. “We have made significant strides through our strategic investments in faculty, research and the quality of the learning experience for our students. Combined with the incredible quality of today’s UT student body, these rankings represent points of pride and excellence.”  

The university took significant steps forward in several other categories such as specialty rankings, placing No. 14 (up from No. 19) among the country’s “Most Innovative Schools” and No. 19 for undergraduate research (up from No. 25). 

After ranking No. 23 last year in its first-ever undergraduate ranking from U.S. News, the School of Nursing is now tied at No. 15 nationally. 

U.S. News, which ranked 1,500 colleges based on weighted factors such as student outcomes, faculty resources, expert opinions, financial resources, student excellence and alumni giving, is one of the most widely referenced measurements of undergraduate programs. 

Read the full story on the U.S. News & World Report rankings at UT News.