Education in Texas
Texas is a big state and it does everything, including education, bigger than just about any other state. There are 3,709 high schools in Texas, which ranks the state second in the country for number of high schools. While Texas ranks second for high school enrollment, it also ranks 36th for student to teacher ratio. Texas has an 88 percent graduation rate, which is above the national average. The Texas dropout rate of 2.5 percent is well below the national average for high school dropouts.
Advanced Degrees in Texas
The list of prestigious colleges and universities in the state of Texas is a long list and filled with such names as the University of Texas, Texas A&M University, Sam Houston State University, Texas Tech University and Texas Southern University. Around 24.5 percent of Texas residents have some form of college degree with the popular courses of study being:
– Science and Technology