Rice ranked No. 17 on U.S. News 'best colleges' list

Rice University holds the highest ranking in Texas on the U.S. News & World Report’s 2011 guide to America’s best colleges.

Rice University holds the highest ranking in Texas on the U.S. News & World Report’s 2011 guide to America’s best colleges.

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Other Texas schools that made the list include:

No. 45 - University of Texas at Austin (Score of 59)
No. 56 - Southern Methodist (Score of 53)
No. 63 - Texas A&M University (Score of 52)
No. 79 - Baylor University (Score of 47)
No. 99 - Texas Christian University (Score of 42)
No. 143 - University of Texas - Dallas (Score of 32)
No. 159 - Texas Tech University (Score of 28)

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