How To Pick The Next Top University

Seven Texas universities are pleading with the legislature to become the state’s next “Tier One” school.

In case you’re not up on your education-bureaucrat lingo, that means an elite research school.

More importantly, it means higher and much more consistent funding than what they receive now, on a par with what UT and A&M get out of the state’s petroleum fund. How best to decide which school? This is Texas. There’s only one way – football.

Click the "more" link to see a handy chart that lays out the case for the seven finalists.

-- Richard Connelly

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