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Here's how Dallas-Fort Worth graduate schools rank nationally

For the most part, the University of Texas — Austin can be found near the top of each graduate field ranking from U.S. News and World Report.
Credit: Jake Dean Dallas Business Journal

DALLAS — Rankings are out for the nation’s top graduate schools and several Texas schools appeared on the list.

U.S. News and World Report split the rankings into six major fields: nursing, engineering, education, law, medicine and business. In addition to rankings for specialties in each area, the 2022 edition includes rankings for graduate programs beyond the usual six and Ph.D. program rankings.

Methodologies range depending on the field of study being ranked. While different, it is common for each ranking list to assess the aptitude of incoming students and the career outcome for graduates. More than 2,000 programs across the nation were surveyed in Fall 2020 and earlier this year. In addition to various statistical indicators, U.S. News surveyed north of 23,000 academics and professionals to compile the rankings.

Here's how Texas schools fared in the national rankings:


  • No. 21: University of Texas at Austin
  • No. 32: University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
  • No. 34: Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
  • No. 60: University of Texas at Arlington
  • No. 85: Texas Women's University


  • No. 11: Texas A&M University at College Station
  • No. 12: University of Texas at Austin
  • No. 29: Rice University
  • No. 62: University of Texas at Dallas
  • No. 66: University of Houston


  • No. 16: University of Texas at Austin
  • No. 39: Texas A&M University at College Station
  • No. 59: Southern Methodist University
  • No. 91: Texas Tech University
  • No. 91: University of Houston

To see how Texas graduate school programs fared in other categories, click here.