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2020 Best Colleges for Anthropology in Texas

Anthropology is a popular major and Texas is the 4th most popular state for students studying this major. 580 of the 12,008 Anthropology diplomas awarded last year were given by schools in Texas. With so many choices it can be a challenge finding the right fit. This year's Best Colleges for Anthropology in Texas ranking analyzed 12 colleges and universities that offer a bachelor's degree in anthropology. We look at over 20 factors to determine the top 1 colleges for Anthropology students in Texas.

Choosing a Great Anthropology School

Best Colleges for Anthropology in Texas Your choice of anthropology school matters. This section explores some of the factors we include in our ranking and how much they vary depending on the school you select. Below we explain some of the most important factors to consider before making your choice:

Quality Overall is Important

A school that excels in educating for a particular major must be a great school overall as well. To make it into this list a school must rank well in our overall Best Colleges ranking. This ranking considered factors such as graduation rates, overall graduate earnings and other educational resources to identify great colleges and universities.

Graduates Earn More After College

Anthropology graduates from schools on this list tend to earn more after college than those from other schools. A anthropology bachelors degree from a school in Texas helped students who graduated in 2015-2017 make $23,317 a couple years later.

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 Anthropology students vs. other majors.
  • Major Popularity - How many other anthropology students choose this school.
  • Accreditation - Whether a school is regionally accredited and/or a recognized anthropology related accrediting body.

Our full ranking methodology documents in more detail how we consider these factors to identify the best colleges for Anthropology students in Texas.

Best Schools to Study Anthropology in Texas

Learn about the top ranked colleges and universities for anthropology majors.

Top 10 Best Anthropology Colleges in Texas

Doctorate Highest Degree Type
$25,500 Median Starting Salary

The University of Texas at Austin is among your top options if you want to study anthropology. Located in the city Austin, UT Austin is a public college with a fairly large student population.

For those interested in something more advanced, UT Austin also offers 2 different higher degree levels in anthropology, the most popular of which is a Doctor's Degree (Research / Scholarship). Anthropology students from The University of Texas at Austin get a earnings boost of around $2,183 over the typical income of anthropology majors.

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Doctorate Highest Degree Type
1.3% Growth in Graduates
$19,500 Median Starting Salary

Every student pursuing a degree in anthropology has to check out Texas A&M University - College Station. Texas A&M is a fairly large public school located in the midsize city of College Station.

For those interested in something more advanced, Texas A&M also offers 2 different higher degree levels in anthropology, the most popular of which is a Doctor's Degree (Research / Scholarship). Students who complete this degree state that they receive average early career wages of $19,500.

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Doctorate Highest Degree Type

Southern Methodist University is a good option for students interested in a Anthropology degree. Located in the suburb Dallas, SMU is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

For those interested in something more advanced, SMU also offers 2 different higher degree levels in anthropology, the most popular of which is a Master's Degree.

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Baylor University

Waco, TX
36.4% Growth in Graduates

It is difficult to beat Baylor University if you wish to pursue anthropology as a major. Located in the midsize city Waco, Baylor is a private not-for-profit school with a large student population.More…

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Texas State University

San Marcos, TX
Master Highest Degree Type
$22,400 Median Starting Salary

Located in the small suburb San Marcos, Texas State is a public college with a fairly large student population.

In addition to its bachelor's programs, Texas State offers a Master's Degree in anthropology. After graduating, anthropology students typically make about $22,400 in their early careers.

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Master Highest Degree Type
$19,500 Median Starting Salary

UNT is a fairly large public school located in the medium-sized city of Denton.

For those interested in pursuing a higher degree, UNT also offers a Master's Degree in anthropology. Students who complete this degree state that they receive average early career earnings of $19,500.

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Texas Tech University

Lubbock, TX
Master Highest Degree Type
22.6% Growth in Graduates

Located in the city Lubbock, Texas Tech is a public school with a fairly large student population.

In addition to its bachelor's programs, Texas Tech offers a Master's Degree in anthropology.

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University of Houston

Houston, TX
Master Highest Degree Type
2.2% Growth in Graduates
$30,500 Median Starting Salary

U of H is a very large public school located in the large city of Houston.

For those interested in pursuing a higher degree, U of H also offers a Master's Degree in anthropology. Anthropology graduates from University of Houston receive an earnings boost of around $7,183 above the average earnings of anthropology graduates.

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Doctorate Highest Degree Type
$22,500 Median Starting Salary

UTSA is a fairly large public school located in the city of San Antonio.

For those interested in something more advanced, UTSA also offers 2 different higher degree levels in anthropology, the most popular of which is a Doctor's Degree (Research / Scholarship). Students who graduate from the anthropology program make an average of $22,500 for their early career.

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11.5% Growth in Graduates

UT Arlington is a fairly large public school located in the city of Arlington.More…

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Best Anthropology Colleges in the Southwest Region

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

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Arizona 297 264
Oklahoma 270 58
New Mexico 234 138

Anthropology is one of 13 different types of Social Sciences programs to choose from.

Majors Similar to Anthropology

Related Major Annual Graduates
Economics 47,528
Political Science & Government 44,651
Sociology 37,615
General Social Sciences 19,123
International Relations & National Security 14,908

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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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