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Rice University in Houston is by far the best college in Texas — and the 14th-best school in the nation — according to U.S. News and World Reports' latest college rankings. 

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U.S. News & World Report recently released its annual rankings of the best high schools in the country. The Dallas school district’s School for the Talented and Gifted dropped to fourth place – after five straight years as the No. 1 school. A charter school in Scottsdale, Arizona, took the top spot.

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Three Texas schools made the top 100 in the U.S. News & World Report list of best global universities. And none of them are in North Texas.

SMU Ties UT, Baylor Passes Texas A&M In 2017 U.S. News College Rankings

Sep 13, 2016
Shelby Knowles / The Texas Tribune

The latest version of the U.S. News and World Report college rankings are good news for Texas private schools. Not so for the state's top public universities: All of them dropped in the influential list of the best schools in the country. 

For the first time, the Dallas School District’s Talented and Gifted Magnet High School is the best high school in the country, according to today’s U.S. News and World Report. Townview’s Science and Engineering magnet is number three.

Dallas-based UT Southwestern Medical School scored the highest rank in the state for medical schools, according to U.S. News and World Report. KERA’s Bill Zeeble has more on Texas graduate schools the magazine rated among the nation’s best.