Oldest Universities in Texas

List of oldest universities in the state of Texas, USA:

Baylor University:
On Feb. 1, 1845, Baylor University was established in Independence, Texas. It is the oldest continually operating university in Texas. The University enjoys high standing among many national rating services. In U.S. News & World Report, Baylor was ranked No. 71 on their annual review of colleges and universities. Baylor is a Tier 1 school among national universities. The magazine also listed Baylor University as No. 45 on their list of High School Counselor Rankings among national universities.

Prairie View A&M University:
Prairie View A&M University is the second oldest public institution of higher education in Texas, originated in the Texas Constitution of 1876. The University has been recognized among the top 100 Best Bang for the Buck rankings of Southern universities, according to The Other College Guide: A Roadmap for the Right School for You published by the Washington Monthly magazine.

Sam Houston State University (SHSU):
SHSU is the third-oldest state university, as well as the oldest teacher training institution in Texas. The University has been classified as a “Doctoral Research University” by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education, and has been recognized as a "Great College to Work For" by The Chronicle of Higher Education four years running.