COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Texas A&M is ranked as the best public college and best value college in Texas, according to Money magazine’s 2022 Best Colleges ranking. The school in Aggieland came in 23rd for best public college in the nation and No. 13 as best college in the South.

“We are thrilled to see this recognition,” said Timothy P. Scott, Texas A&M’s interim provost and executive vice president. “We take our land-grant mission very seriously. Affordability is key for all Texans to access higher education. We believe the quality of education our students receive is transformative for them and their families, as well as our state and nation.”

Nearly 700 schools were ranked across the nation by Money based on 24 factors in three categories, which include affordability, education and outcomes.

In affordability, Money looked at the net price of a degree and net price paid by students in different income brackets and debt. Money reported that a year costs more than $32,000 at full price and that about 62% of students are getting grants.

Under education, Money looked at how long it takes the average student to a degree, instructor access and six-year graduation rate. It takes the average student about 4.4 years to earn a degree at Texas A&M.

Outcomes look at early career and economic mobility. Eighty-two percent of grads at A&M earn more than people with only a high school diploma and early career earnings for graduates averaged at about $66,000.