Rankings and Recognition

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  • Top 20 in the nation among research universities (National Science Foundation, 2013)
  • 7th among U.S. universities with an endowment of more than $5 billion (Forbes, 2014)
  • 25th among public schools, 68th among national universities (U.S. News & World Report, 2015)
  • 4th in nation among universities based on "contribution to the public good" (Washington Monthly, 2014)
  • 5th in the nation among public universities in "Best Value Schools" (U.S. News & World Report, 2015)
  • 8th in the nation for high return on investment (ROI) for in-state tuition among public universities (PayScale, 2015)
  • 1st in Texas in student retention and graduation rates — overall and for minorities (Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, 2014)
  • Thirty-four faculty with membership in the prestigious National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the National Institute of Medicine, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Law Institute, or the American Academy of Nursing
  • About $4.42 billion in economic impact on Bryan, College Station and the surrounding area in 2013 - almost $113 million greater than in 2012
  • Member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), an organization of North America's best 63 research institutions

Categorical Breakdown