2020 Best Colleges for Urban & Regional Planning in Texas
Approximately 2,685 urban and regional planning degrees were granted to students last year in the United States. 172 of these awards were given by colleges in Texas alone, making it the 5th most popular state for urban planning students. With so many options it can be a challenge finding the right fit. This year's Best Colleges for Urban & Regional Planning in Texas ranking analyzed 2 colleges and universities that offer a bachelor's degree in urban and regional planning. We look at over 20 factors to determine the top 0 schools for Urban & Regional Planning students in Texas.
Choosing a Great Urban & Regional Planning School
Your choice of urban and regional planning school matters. Important measures of a quality urban planning program can vary widely even among the top schools. Below we explain some of the most important factors to consider before making your choice:
Quality Overall is Important
The overall quality of a school is important to ensure a quality education, not just how well they do in a particular major. To take this into account we consider a school's overall Best Colleges ranking which itself looks at a collection of different factors like degree completion, educational resources, student body caliber and post-graduation earnings for the school as a whole.
Graduates Earn More After College
Urban & Regional Planning graduates from colleges on this list tend to earn more after college than those from other schools. Recent urban and regional planning graduates from Texas colleges with a bachelors degree earned an average of $35,000 in 2017-2018.
Other Factors We Consider
In addition to the above, you should consider some of the following factors:
- Major Focus - How much a school focuses on Urban & Regional Planning students vs. other majors.
- Major Popularity - How many other urban and regional planning students choose this school.
- Accreditation - Whether a school is regionally accredited and/or a recognized urban and regional planning related accrediting body.
Our full ranking methodology documents in more detail how we consider these factors to identify the best colleges for Urban & Regional Planning students in Texas.
Best Schools to Study Urban & Regional Planning in Texas
Best Urban Planning Colleges in Texas
It's hard to beat Texas A&M University - College Station if you want to pursue urban and regional planning as a major. Located in the city College Station, Texas A&M is a public college with a very large student population.
For those interested in something more advanced, Texas A&M also offers 3 different higher degree levels in urban and regional planning, the most popular of which is a Master's Degree. Soon after graduating, urban planning students typically make around $38,400 at the beginning of their careers.More… Request Information
Any student pursuing a degree in urban and regional planning has to take a look at Texas State University. Texas State is a fairly large public school located in the small suburb of San Marcos.
Graduates of the urban planning program make an average of $31,600 for their early career.More… Request Information
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Notes and References
- The bars on the spread charts above show the distribution of the schools on this list +/- one standard deviation from the mean.
- The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
- Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
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