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Leading Places of Origin for International Students:India, Mexico, China
Top Colleges in Texas: University of Texas at Austin, Houston Community College System, Texas A&M University
State Accrediting Body: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Public Universities & Colleges
Private Universities & College
# of 2 and 4yr Public: 109
# of 2 and 4yr Private: 105
Total Universities & Colleges: 214
Total Fall Ugrad Enrolment: 1,104,529
Public and Private University & College Tuition
Total 4 yr: $6,437.00
Total 2 yr: $1,695.00
Total 4 yr:$20,848.00
Average Debt. 4 yr Grad: $18,334.00
Total Bachelors Degrees Awarded: 92027
Total Certificates Awarded: 76910
Texas State Facts
Land Area:269,000 square miles, 2nd largest
Capital City: Austin
Citizens Known As:Texan
Climate:21.7°F to 98.5°F
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Largest Cities in Texas:Houston, San Antonio, Dallas
States That Border Texas:Texas is bordered by New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Arkansas to the north. On the west Texas is bordered by New Mexico and shares an international border with Mexico. To the south, Texas borders Mexico and the Gulf of Mexico. Texas shares its eastern borders with Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Louisiana.
Texas's Nickname:The Loan Star State
Origin of Texas's Nickname:This nickname comes from the symbolism of the star on the 1836 flag of the republic. The single golden star on a blue background signified Texas as an independent republic and was a reminder of the state's struggle for independence from Mexico.
Economy Industry:Chemical products, petroleum and natural gas, food processing, electric equipment, machinery, mining, tourism.
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