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Top Business Management Degree Programs in Private Universities – Texas

Since there are only 8 private universities in Texas, each with a different religious affiliation, I decided to list them all so that you can see the comparisons between all 8 on several factors regarding cost of tuition, housing, crime rates on campus, etc. They are ranked most expensive to least expensive regarding tuition, including housing costs.

Data collected via National Center for Education Statistics and each universities’ website. Each school’s data statistics involve the entire school as a whole and not specifically the specs on the business management degrees the schools offer.


Southern Methodist University

Southern Methodist University

The SMU Cox School of Business delivers a strong curriculum and is home to world-class professors inside and outside the classroom.

Southern Methodist University Statistics:

Location: Dallas, Tx

Religious Affiliation: Methodist

Student Demographics: 10, 893 students enrolled with 6,249 being undergraduates … 51% Female, 49% female

Student to Faculty Ratio: 11 to 1

Campus Life: 180 student organizations on campus. Impressive dining choices including Pizza Hut Express, Subway and Starbucks on campus. Recreational activities that include volleyball courts, tennis courts, an indoor and outdoor pool, weight rooms in a 5000 sq ft facility.

For more information, please visit their website: Southern Methodist University 


Rice University

Rice University

The Jones School of Business offers an undergraduate business minor and offers students the ability to enhance their major fields of study with the basic fundamentals of business.

There are six courses the make up the undergraduate business minor. They include: 

  • business communications,
  • financial accounting,
  • financial management,
  • organizations,
  • marketing,
  • and strategic management.

Rice University Statistics:

Location:  Houston, Texas

Acceptance Rate: 19%

Religious Affiliation: Not Applicable

Student Demographics: 6,484 students enrolled with 3,848 of them undergraduates … 49% female, 51% male

Student to faculty ratio: 9-1

Campus Crime: In 2011, there were 48 various incidents reported

Campus Life: According to their website, “Rice University Dining exemplifies the art of the culinary with national and regional award-winning chefs and cooking from scratch with healthy and sustainable ingredients.

For more information, please visit their website: Rice University 


Baylor University

Baylor University

According to Baylor’s website, “The Hankamer School of Business at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, has five full-time master’s programs, and offers advanced degrees in:

  • information systems,
  • accountancy,
  • taxation,
  • and economics.

Baylor University Statistics:

Location: Waco, TX

Acceptance Rate: 40%

Religious Affiliation: Baptist

Student Demographics: 15,364 students enrolled with 12,918 as undergraduates … 59% female, 41% male

Student to Faculty ratio: 15 to 1

For more information, please visit their website: Baylor University


Trinity University

Trinity University

According to Trinity University’s website, “The Department of Business Administration offers an outstanding and challenging primarily undergraduate education in business administration with a distinctive foundation in liberal arts and sciences.”

Trinity University Statistics:

Location: San Antonio, TX

Acceptance Rate: 61%

Religious Affiliation: Presbyterian

Student Demographics: 2,458 enrolled students with 2,286 being undergraduates,

Student to Faculty Ratio: 9-1

Campus Life: Close to campus there are popular Trinity hangouts that include Bombay Bicycle Club, Taco Taco Cafe (there’s even one on campus!), the original Taco Cabana, Tycoon Flats, and Main Street Pizza,  along with many selections within The Commons Food Court. Trinity also has 18 intercollegiate teams, 9 men’s and 9 women’s.

For more information, please visit their website: Trinity University 


Texas Christian University

Texas Christian University

The Neeley School is fully accredited by the AACSB and is one of the oldest business schools. The Bachelor of Business Administration includes majors in: 

  • Accounting,
  • Business Information Systems,
  • Entrepreneurial Management,
  • Finance,
  • Finance with Real Estate Concentration,
  • Marketing and Supply Chain
  • and Value Chain Management.

Texas Christian University Statistics:

Acceptance Rate: 37.6%

Religious Affiliation: Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

Student Demographics: 9,727 enrolled with 8,456 being undergraduates

For more information, please visit their website: Texas Christian University


St. Edwards University

St. Edwards University

According to St. Edwards University’s website, “The School of Management and Business provides both traditional daytime undergraduate and day and evening graduate programs for students interested in pursuing a business career.”

St. Edward’s University Statistics:

Location: Austin, TX

Acceptance Rate: 64%

Religious Affiliation: Roman Catholic

Student Demographics: 5,095 student enrolled with 4,238 being undergraduates, 61% female, 39% male

For more information, please visit their website at: St. Edwards University


Abilene Christian University

Abilene Christian University

ACU’s College of Business Administration is one of only eight private universities in Texas that is AACSB accredited, the highest standard for business schools in the world.

Abilene Christian University Statistics:

Location: Abilene, TX

Acceptance Rate: 64%

Religious affiliation: Church of Christ

Student Demographics: Enrolled 4,367 with 3,626 being undergraduates

Student to Faculty Ratio: 14 – 1

For more information, please visit their website: Abilene Christian University


University of the Incarnate Word

University of the Incarnate Word

According to the universities’ website, “The BBA degree program goal is to develop in each student a broad understanding of how the elements and processes of business organizations relate to one another and to the external environment.

Degree requirements are designed to develop proficiency and confidence in the functional areas of business. In addition to providing the technical skills required for a professional level business position, the ethical considerations of business are emphasized.”

University of the Incarnate Word Statistics:

Location: San Antonio, TX

Religious Affiliation: Roman Catholic

Student Demographics: Students enrolled 8,442 with 6,404 being undergraduates

For more information, please visit their website: University of the Incarnate Word 

Rowan Jones
Chief Editor