Top Texas Touts: Education

  • Texas educates more than 1 in 10 of all U.S. public elementary and secondary students.
  • Texas is home to 29 Blue Ribbon schools in 2023, the most in the nation.
  • Texas is home to 11 of the top 100 public high schools.
  • Texas is home to four of the top 50 STEM public high schools in the nation.
  • Texas teachers are among the best in the nation.
  • More than 330,000 Texas students took AP exams in 2023; 54% were Black or Hispanic students.
  • Texas’ high school graduation rate is among the highest in the nation.
  • Texas is home to seven public university systems, 37 public four-year universities, and 50 community college districts with campuses across the state.
  • Texas celebrated nearly 370,000 higher education graduates in 2023, more than the total enrollment in 26 states.
  • More than 4.2 million Texans participated in workforce development and training programs in 2022.
  • Texas is home to 11 Tier One research universities, tied for the most in the nation.
  • Texas is home to top-ranked universities for business, engineering, graduate studies, and more.
  • Texas is a leading state for biotech, engineering, and electrical engineering doctorates.


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