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Money Magazine names Tarleton State University among ‘Best Colleges in America.’

TSU Media Relations

Money magazine has named Tarleton State University one of the “Best Colleges in America” for 2024.


Money's analysis showcases the country's top colleges and universities based on graduation rates, cost of attendance, financial aid and alumni salaries.

The magazine looked at more than 2,400 four-year public and private nonprofit colleges and universities in the U.S. Following the evaluation process, only 31 percent of institutions were honored.

The three main categories were quality of education, affordability and student outcomes.

“This recognition is a credit to the tremendous work of our faculty, staff and students,” said Tarleton State President Dr. James Hurley.

“We are proud to provide a university experience where access and opportunity come first. Our commitment to helping students grow academically, socially and professionally through a first-class education is unwavering.”


The star ratings system is designed to help students build a list of standout schools that fit their budget. Tarleton State received three stars.

Other Texas colleges and universities named on the list include Baylor University, Texas A&M University, Texas Christian University, Texas Tech University and the University of Texas at Austin.


Tarleton State students hail from 230-plus Texas counties, 48 states and 47 countries. Over 50 percent are the first in their family to attend college.

As a result of the work of faculty, staff and students, the university is turbocharging the economy with a total annual impact of $2 billion for the state.


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