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Texas A&M degree deemed more valuable than University of Texas diploma

A&M degree deemed more valuable than University of Texas diploma

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The University of Texas at Austin was ranked the third most valuable degree in the state. BirthRightEarth.org
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Texas A&M's main campus was recently voted the second most valuable degree in Texas by Affordable Colleges Online. TAMUNews.TAMU.edu
Rice University, aerial, campus, buildings
A degree from Rice University in Houston was ranked most valuable in the state of Texas.  Rice University
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Texas A&M University, campus, aerial
Rice University, aerial, campus, buildings

Although they won't face the University of Texas at Austin on the football field this fall, Texas A&M University and Rice University can both claim victory over UT after being named the second and first most valuable degrees in Texas, respectively, according to Affordable Colleges Online. The recently released results place UT at a respectable third, with a $931,100 return on investment (ROI).

Rice and A&M each come in at more than a $1 million ROI, however.

In determining the most valuable degrees, researchers looked at alumni salaries, pay scale and federal data on education, while also analyzing the Carnegie Foundation ranking for each school. Locally, Texas State University came in at No. 32 with a $414,100 ROI. St. Edward's University followed at No. 43 with a $270,300 ROI.

But don't worry, Longhorns. Although Affordable Colleges doesn't think your degree is worth as much as an Aggie's, you can take solace in being named the 25th best university in the world, far above both Rice (75) and Texas A&M (156).

The complete list of the most valuable degrees in Texas can be viewed here