Nursing Schools in Texas

The state of Texas is home to 174 nursing schools. This year (2018) we evaluated 105 schools and our ranking system identified the following nursing schools as the best in Texas.

NursingExplorer ranking system is statistical. We use the following factors when evaluating schools: NCLEX pass rates, programmatic and institutional accreditations. Learn more about our nursing schools ranking system here.

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Complete List of Nursing Schools in Texas

Listed below are all nursing schools in Texas. Please use the sort feature to view which schools have top RN and LPN programs along with their corresponding average NCLEX pass rates. Click on each school's name to view more detail about the school.

There are a total of 174 nursing schools in the state of Texas. And according to our database 3 schools have been closed permanently.

Institution RN PN RN PN
East Texas Baptist University
Location: Marshall, TX
Programs offered: BSN
100.0%
1
University of Houston
Location: Houston, TX
Programs offered: BSN
100.0%
1
LeTourneau University
Location: Longview, TX
Programs offered: BSN
100.0%
1
Texas State University
Location: San Marcos, TX
Programs offered: BSN
99.6%
2
Concordia University-Texas
Location: Austin, TX
Programs offered: BSN
99.3%
3
Laredo Community College
Location: Laredo, TX
Programs offered: ADN LPN
98.8% 96.7%
4
8
Howard College
Location: Big Spring, TX
Programs offered: ADN LPN
97.5% 100.0%
5
1
West Texas A & M University
Location: Canyon, TX
Programs offered: BSN Masters RN to BSN LPN to BSN
96.7%
6
Baylor University
Location: Waco, TX
Programs offered: BSN Masters Doctoral Accelerated BSN
96.5%
7
University of the Incarnate Word
Location: San Antonio, TX
Programs offered: BSN Masters Doctoral RN to BSN
96.0%
8
Texas Lutheran University
Location: Seguin, TX
Programs offered: BSN
95.5%
9
The University of Texas Medical Branch
Location: Galveston, TX
Programs offered: BSN Masters Doctoral RN to BSN Accelerated BSN
95.3%
10
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Location: Houston, TX
Programs offered: BSN Masters Doctoral Accelerated BSN RN to BSN
95.2% 11
Panola College
Location: Carthage, TX
Programs offered: LPN ADN LPN to ADN
95.0% 79.6% 12 43
Alvin Community College
Location: Alvin, TX
Programs offered: ADN LPN LPN to ADN
94.7% 100.0% 13
1
Texas A & M International University
Location: Laredo, TX
Programs offered: BSN
94.3% 14
Texas Christian University
Location: Fort Worth, TX
Programs offered: BSN Masters Doctoral Accelerated BSN
94.2% 15
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Location: Lubbock, TX
Programs offered: BSN Masters Doctoral RN to BSN Accelerated BSN
94.2% 15
Mountain View College
Location: Dallas, TX
Programs offered: ADN
94.2% 15
Amarillo College
Location: Amarillo, TX
Programs offered: ADN LPN LPN to ADN
94.1% 92.8% 16 18
The University of Texas at Tyler
Location: Tyler, TX
Programs offered: BSN Masters Doctoral RN to BSN LPN to BSN Accelerated BSN
94.1% 16
Austin Community College District
Location: Austin, TX
Programs offered: ADN LPN
93.4% 98.0% 17
4
Brookhaven College
Location: Farmers Branch, TX
Programs offered: ADN
93.4% 17
Blinn College
Location: Brenham, TX
Programs offered: ADN LPN
93.1% 98.3% 18
2
Texas Woman's University
Location: Denton, TX
Programs offered: BSN Masters Doctoral RN to BSN
93.1% 18
The University of Texas at Austin
Location: Austin, TX
Programs offered: BSN Accelerated MSN Masters Doctoral RN to BSN
93.0% 19
Baptist Health System School of Health Professions
Location: San Antonio, TX
Programs offered: ADN LPN Diploma BSN
92.4% 97.2% 20
6
Odessa College
Location: Odessa, TX
Programs offered: ADN LPN to ADN
92.2% 21
Lamar University
Location: Beaumont, TX
Programs offered: BSN Masters RN to BSN LPN to ADN
92.1% 22
Wharton County Junior College
Location: Wharton, TX
Programs offered: ADN LPN
92.0% 87.2% 23 31
Stephen F Austin State University
Location: Nacogdoches, TX
Programs offered: BSN
91.8% 24
Covenant School of Nursing and Allied Health
Location: Lubbock, TX
Programs offered: Diploma
91.3% 25
Vernon College
Location: Vernon, TX
Programs offered: ADN LPN LPN to ADN
91.0% 26
Central Texas College
Location: Killeen, TX
Programs offered: ADN LPN LPN to ADN
90.6% 91.0% 27 23
Collin County Community College District
Location: McKinney, TX
Programs offered: ADN LPN to ADN
90.2% 28
Tyler Junior College
Location: Tyler, TX
Programs offered: ADN LPN LPN to ADN
90.1% 91.7% 29 20
Del Mar College
Location: Corpus Christi, TX
Programs offered: ADN LPN to ADN LPN
90.0% 95.8% 30
10
Sam Houston State University
Location: Huntsville, TX
Programs offered: BSN
89.9% 31
Hill College
Location: Hillsboro, TX
Programs offered: ADN LPN
89.3% 97.7% 32
5
The University of Texas at Arlington
Location: Arlington, TX
Programs offered: BSN Masters Doctoral RN to BSN Accelerated BSN
89.1% 33
Angelo State University
Location: San Angelo, TX
Programs offered: ADN Masters BSN RN to BSN LPN to ADN
88.7% 34
Texas A & M University-Commerce
Location: Commerce, TX
Programs offered: BSN
88.4% 35
Victoria College
Location: Victoria, TX
Programs offered: ADN LPN
88.1% 93.2% 36 17
Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi
Location: Corpus Christi, TX
Programs offered: BSN Masters RN to BSN Accelerated BSN
88.1% 36
Midland College
Location: Midland, TX
Programs offered: ADN LPN to ADN LPN
87.9% 100.0% 37
1
Angelina College
Location: Lufkin, TX
Programs offered: ADN LPN to ADN LPN
87.9% 87.3% 37 30
The University of Texas at El Paso
Location: El Paso, TX
Programs offered: BSN Masters Doctoral RN to BSN LPN to BSN Accelerated BSN
87.9% 37
Coastal Bend College
Location: Beeville, TX
Programs offered: ADN LPN LPN to ADN
87.8% 84.4% 38 36
College of the Mainland
Location: Texas City, TX
Programs offered: ADN LPN LPN to ADN
87.7% 88.3% 39 27
Grayson College
Location: Denison, TX
Programs offered: ADN LPN LPN to ADN
87.5% 88.9% 40 25
Galen College of Nursing-San Antonio
Location: San Antonio, TX
Programs offered: ADN LPN BSN
87.4% 88.6% 41 26
Weatherford College
Location: Weatherford, TX
Programs offered: ADN LPN
87.3% 95.0% 42 13
Temple College
Location: Temple, TX
Programs offered: ADN LPN to ADN LPN
87.2% 95.4% 43 11
Paris Junior College
Location: Paris, TX
Programs offered: ADN LPN
86.7% 94.4% 44 15
Texarkana College
Location: Texarkana, TX
Programs offered: ADN LPN LPN to ADN
86.5% 96.3% 45
9
Navarro College
Location: Corsicana, TX
Programs offered: ADN LPN to ADN LPN
86.2% 94.5% 46 14
Texas State Technical College - West Texas
Location: Sweetwater, TX
Programs offered: ADN LPN
86.0% 84.3% 47 37
Tarrant County College District
Location: Fort Worth, TX
Programs offered: ADN LPN to ADN
86.0% 47
El Paso Community College
Location: El Paso, TX
Programs offered: ADN LPN to ADN
85.8% 48
South Plains College
Location: Levelland, TX
Programs offered: ADN LPN to ADN LPN
85.6% 95.3% 49 12
Ranger College
Location: Ranger, TX
Programs offered: LPN ADN
85.4% 84.9% 50 34
Kilgore College
Location: Kilgore, TX
Programs offered: ADN LPN LPN to ADN
85.4% 84.5% 50 35
Houston Baptist University
Location: Houston, TX
Programs offered: BSN LPN to ADN
85.2% 51
Lamar State College-Orange
Location: Orange, TX
Programs offered: LPN ADN LPN to ADN
84.8% 85.7% 52 32
Midwestern State University
Location: Wichita Falls, TX
Programs offered: BSN Masters RN to BSN
84.8% 52
Lee College
Location: Baytown, TX
Programs offered: ADN LPN LPN to ADN
84.4% 91.1% 53 22
South Texas College
Location: McAllen, TX
Programs offered: ADN LPN
84.0% 83.5% 54 39
Abilene Christian University
Location: Abilene, TX
Programs offered: BSN
84.0% 54
Galveston College
Location: Galveston, TX
Programs offered: ADN LPN LPN to ADN
83.8% 83.9% 55 38
San Jacinto Community College
Location: Pasadena, TX
Programs offered: ADN
83.2% 56
University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
Location: Belton, TX
Programs offered: BSN Masters RN to BSN
83.2% 56
Tarleton State University
Location: Stephenville, TX
Programs offered: BSN LPN to BSN
82.8% 57
Trinity Valley Community College
Location: Athens, TX
Programs offered: ADN
82.2% 58
North Central Texas College
Location: Gainesville, TX
Programs offered: ADN LPN LPN to ADN
82.1% 88.9% 59 25
Cisco College
Location: Cisco, TX
Programs offered: ADN LPN
82.1% 85.3% 59 33
Clarendon College
Location: Clarendon, TX
Programs offered: LPN ADN
82.1% 78.9% 59 45
Prairie View A & M University
Location: Prairie View, TX
Programs offered: BSN RN to BSN LPN to BSN
81.8% 60
University of St Thomas
Location: Houston, TX
Programs offered: BSN
81.5% 61
Hardin-Simmons University
Location: Abilene, TX
Programs offered: BSN
81.4% 62
Brazosport College
Location: Lake Jackson, TX
Programs offered: ADN LPN
81.1% 97.0% 63
7
Houston Community College
Location: Houston, TX
Programs offered: ADN LPN
81.1% 73.1% 63 47
San Antonio College
Location: San Antonio, TX
Programs offered: ADN LPN to ADN
80.0% 64
Northeast Texas Community College
Location: Mount Pleasant, TX
Programs offered: ADN LPN LPN to ADN
79.4% 91.4% 65 21
Southwest Texas Junior College
Location: Uvalde, TX
Programs offered: ADN LPN
76.6% 88.1% 66 28
McLennan Community College
Location: Waco, TX
Programs offered: ADN LPN to ADN LPN
76.3% 87.2% 67 31
Wayland Baptist University
Location: Plainview, TX
Programs offered: BSN
76.1% 68
Hallmark University
Location: San Antonio, TX
Programs offered: ADN
75.4% 69
Chamberlain College of Nursing-Texas
Location: Houston, TX
Programs offered: Masters BSN RN to BSN
75.2% 70
The University of Texas of the Permian Basin
Location: Odessa, TX
Programs offered: BSN
74.4% 71
Schreiner University
Location: Kerrville, TX
Programs offered: LPN BSN
72.3% 77.2% 72 46
El Centro College
Location: Dallas, TX
Programs offered: ADN LPN
72.1% 98.2% 73
3
Dallas Nursing Institute
Location: Dallas, TX
Programs offered: ADN LPN LPN to ADN
72.1% 90.0% 73 24
Texas Southmost College
Location: Brownsville, TX
Programs offered: Masters ADN BSN LPN
67.1% 81.6% 74 41
College of Health Care Professions-Northwest
Location: Houston, TX
Programs offered: ADN
63.9% 75
St Philip's College
Location: San Antonio, TX
Programs offered: ADN LPN
62.5% 81.6% 76 41
Lamar State College-Port Arthur
Location: Port Arthur, TX
Programs offered: LPN ADN LPN to ADN
43.6% 93.4% 77 16
Sul Ross State University
Location: Alpine, TX
Programs offered: LPN
94.4% 15
Texas State Technical College Harlingen
Location: Harlingen, TX
Programs offered: LPN ADN
92.0% 19
Vista College
Location: El Paso, TX
Programs offered: LPN
88.0% 29
Frank Phillips College
Location: Borger, TX
Programs offered: LPN
83.2% 40
Brightwood College-San Antonio-Ingram
Location: San Antonio, TX
Programs offered: LPN
80.6% 42
Valley Grande Institute for Academic Studies
Location: Weslaco, TX
Programs offered: LPN
79.5% 44
Brightwood College-Corpus Christi
Location: Corpus Christi, TX
Programs offered: LPN
73.0% 48
Fortis College-Grand Prairie
Location: Grand Prairie, TX
Programs offered: LPN
69.4% 49
Anamarc College - El Paso
Location: El Paso, TX
Programs offered: LPN
65.1% 50
Career Point College
Location: San Antonio, TX
Programs offered:
Quest College
Location: San Antonio, TX
Programs offered:
Fortis College-Houston
Location: Houston, TX
Programs offered:
Lone Star College System
Location: The Woodlands, TX
Programs offered: ADN
Lubbock Christian University
Location: Lubbock, TX
Programs offered: BSN
McMurry University
Location: Abilene, TX
Programs offered: BSN
Palo Alto College
Location: San Antonio, TX
Programs offered: ADN
Southwestern Adventist University
Location: Keene, TX
Programs offered: ADN RN to BSN LPN to BSN
Texas A&M University-Texarkana
Location: Texarkana, TX
Programs offered: Masters BSN
Texas A&M Health Science Center
Location: College Station, TX
Programs offered: BSN RN to BSN Accelerated BSN
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Location: San Antonio, TX
Programs offered: BSN Masters Doctoral LPN to BSN Accelerated BSN RN to BSN
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Location: Edinburg, TX
Programs offered: BSN Masters RN to BSN
University of Houston-Victoria
Location: Victoria, TX
Programs offered: BSN Masters RN to BSN Accelerated BSN
Western Texas College
Location: Snyder, TX
Programs offered: LPN
Southwestern University
Location: Georgetown, TX
Programs offered: ADN
Texas A & M University-College Station
Location: College Station, TX
Programs offered: BSN
Sanford-Brown College-Dallas
Location: Dallas, TX
Programs offered: ADN
National American University-Austin
Location: Austin, TX
Programs offered: BSN
San Jacinto College District
Location: Pasadena, TX
Programs offered: ADN LPN to ADN
Baylor University Medical Center
Location: Dallas, TX
Programs offered: BSN
Cisco Junior College - Abilene Education Center Campus
Location: Abilene, TX
Programs offered: LPN ADN LPN to ADN
Howard College at San Angelo
Location: San Angelo, TX
Programs offered: LPN
Prairie View AM University Nursing Center
Location: Houston, TX
Programs offered: Masters BSN
Wayland Baptist University - San Antonio Campus
Location: San Antonio, TX
Programs offered: BSN
Academy of Health Care Professions
Location: Austin, TX
Programs offered: LPN
American Medical Institute
Location: Houston, TX
Programs offered: LPN
Angelina College At Lufkin - Meep
Location: Lufkin, TX
Programs offered: LPN
Angelina College At Lufkin -Traditional
Location: Lufkin, TX
Programs offered: LPN
Army Practical Nurse Course - Phase I
Location: Fort Sam Houston, TX
Programs offered: LPN
Blinn College - Brenham Campus
Location: Brenham, TX
Programs offered: LPN
Blinn College - Bryan Campus
Location: Bryan, TX
Programs offered: LPN ADN LPN to ADN
Childress Regional Medical Center
Location: Childress, TX
Programs offered: LPN
Concorde Career Institute
Location: Arlington, TX
Programs offered: LPN
Del Mar College - Meep
Location: Corpus Christi, TX
Programs offered: LPN
El Paso Community College At Mission Del Paso
Location: El Paso, TX
Programs offered: LPN
El Paso Community College - Meep
Location: El Paso, TX
Programs offered: LPN
Fortis College - Houston Campus
Location: Houston, TX
Programs offered: LPN
Fortis College - Grand Prairie Campus
Location: Grand Prairie, TX
Programs offered: LPN
Joe G. Davis School Of Vocational Nursing
Location: Huntsville, TX
Programs offered: LPN
Lone Star College - Cyfair
Location: Cypress, TX
Programs offered: LPN ADN
Lone Star College - Kingwood
Location: Kingwood Drive, TX
Programs offered: LPN ADN LPN to ADN
Lone Star College - Montgomery
Location: Conroe, TX
Programs offered: LPN ADN LPN to ADN
Lone Star College - North Harris Meep
Location: Houston, TX
Programs offered: LPN ADN LPN to ADN
Lone Star College - Tomball
Location: Tomball, TX
Programs offered: LPN ADN LPN to ADN
Mclennan Community College
Location: Waco, TX
Programs offered: LPN
Midland College At Fort Stockton
Location: Fort Stockton, TX
Programs offered: LPN
Midland College at Midland
Location: Midland, TX
Programs offered: LPN
Navarro College at Corsicana
Location: Corsicana, TX
Programs offered: LPN
Navarro College At Mexia
Location: Mexia, TX
Programs offered: LPN
Navarro College at Waxahachie
Location: Waxahachie, TX
Programs offered: LPN
Odessa College at Andrews
Location: Andrews, TX
Programs offered: LPN
Odessa College At Monahans
Location: Monahans, TX
Programs offered: LPN
Rgv Careers
Location: Pharr, TX
Programs offered: LPN
San Jacinto College North
Location: Houston, TX
Programs offered: LPN
San Jacinto College South
Location: Houston, TX
Programs offered: LPN ADN
South Plains College - Levelland
Location: Levelland, TX
Programs offered: LPN
South Plains College - Plainview
Location: Plainview, TX
Programs offered: LPN
South Plains College - Reese Center
Location: Lubbock, TX
Programs offered: LPN LPN to ADN
St. Philip's College - New Braunfels
Location: New Braunfels, TX
Programs offered: LPN
St. Philip's College - San Antonio
Location: San Antonio, TX
Programs offered: LPN
Teamwork Services
Location: Grand Prairie, TX
Programs offered: LPN
Temple College At Taylor
Location: Taylor, TX
Programs offered: LPN
Temple College at Temple
Location: Temple, TX
Programs offered: LPN
Trinity Valley Community College - Kaufman
Location: Kaufman, TX
Programs offered: LPN ADN LPN to ADN
Trinity Valley Community College - Palestine
Location: Palestine, TX
Programs offered: LPN
Universal Health Services School
Location: Fort Worth, TX
Programs offered: LPN
University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost
Location: Brownsville, TX
Programs offered: LPN RN to BSN ADN LPN to ADN
Valley Baptist Medical Center
Location: Harlingen, TX
Programs offered: LPN
Vista College
Location: El Paso, TX
Programs offered: LPN

Closed Nursing Schools/campuses

The following instructions are closed permanently.

ITT Technical Institute-Richardson (Closed in 2016)
ADN
Platt College - Dallas (Closed in 2014)
LPN
ITT Technical Institute-Arlington (Closed in 2016)
ADN

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