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2021 Best Value Colleges for Engineering Technologies in Texas

4 Colleges
1,702 Bachelor's Degrees
$24,391 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Engineering Technologies School for You

Best Value Colleges for Engineering Technologies in TexasWith 1,702 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, engineering technologies is the #21 most popular major in Texas. This means that of the 19,475 bachelor's that were awarded in the country, 8.7% were from a college or university in the state.

This year's Best Value Colleges for Engineering Technologies in Texas ranking analyzed 4 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree in engineering tech. To us, 'best value' doesn't just mean the school with the lowest overall costs. We are more focused on engineering tech schools that offer a high quality education at a price lower that other schools of similar academic excellence.

To determine the average cost, we look at total expenses - such as tuition, fees, room and board, books, and other related expenses - and then subtract the average financial award a student receives. Knowing this amount can help you determine how much you may have to borrow in loans or take out of savings. Depending on your income and other factors, the cost for you to attend a particular school may be more or less.

One Size Does Not Fit All

Since the program you select can have a significant impact on your future, we've developed a number of rankings, including this Best Value Engineering Tech Schools list, to help you choose the best school for you.

In addition to our rankings, you can take two colleges and compare them based on the criteria that matters most to you in our unique tool, College Combat. Test it out when you get a chance! You may also want to bookmark the link and share it with others who are trying to make the college decision.

2021 Best Value Engineering Technologies Schools in Texas

The colleges and universities below are the best for the money for engineering tech majors.

Best Value Engineering Tech Schools in Texas

#1

University of Houston

Houston, TX

University of Houston comes in at #1 in this year's ranking. Located in the city of Houston, U of H is a public school with a fairly large student population. U of H also took the #1 spot in our Best Colleges for Engineering Technologies in Texas rankings.

The average student at U of H graduates in less than 4.6 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $25,217. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from U of H be around $116,503. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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#2

Tarleton State University

Stephenville, TX

Tarleton State University landed the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value engineering technologies schools. Located in the remote town of Stephenville, Tarleton is a public school with a fairly large student population. Tarleton not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #2 on our Best Colleges for Engineering Technologies in Texas list.

The average student at Tarleton graduates in less than 4.5 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $22,595. Putting this cost and the average time to graduate together, we find that the average amount you’ll pay to get a bachelor’s degree from Tarleton is $101,226. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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#3

Lamar University

Beaumont, TX

Lamar University landed the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value engineering technologies schools. Located in the city of Beaumont, Lamar University is a public college with a large student population. Lamar University also took the #3 spot in our Best Colleges for Engineering Technologies in Texas rankings.

At Lamar University, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.9 years, and it costs about $22,802 per year to attend the school. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from Lamar University be around $111,502. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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Texas A&M University - Kingsville earned the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings. Texas A&M Kingsville is a moderately-sized public school located in the town of Kingsville. Texas A&M Kingsville not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #4 on our Best Colleges for Engineering Technologies in Texas list.

At Texas A&M Kingsville, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.6 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $26,950. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the Texas A&M Kingsville is $123,162. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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Best Engineering Technologies Colleges in the Southwest Region

Explore all the Best Engineering Technologies Schools in the Southwest Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
Arizona 93
Oklahoma 375
New Mexico 89

Engineering Tech Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Construction Engineering Technology 739
Industrial Production Technology 347
Mechanical Engineering Technology 174
Computer Engineering Technology 159
Electronics Engineering Technology 131

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Majors Similar to Engineering Tech

Related Major Annual Graduates
Engineering 10,120
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 8,716
Computer & Information Sciences 5,088
Agriculture & Agriculture Operations 2,500
Physical Sciences 2,029

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 4 schools only.

  • 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).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to KUKA Systems GmbH.

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