Emerging Research Universities Vie for Tier One Status

Seven Texas universities will meet in the Capitol today, all seeking the most coveted of higher education grails: so-called tier-one status.

Seven Texas universities will meet in the Capitol today, all seeking the most coveted of higher education grails: so-called tier-one status.

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The seven universities in the “emerging research” category — one sizable step below tier-one — battling it out in the metaphorical ring are Texas Tech University, the University of Houston, the University of North Texas, and University of Texas campuses in Dallas, Arlington, San Antonio and El Paso.

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