A new study by Noodle.com has selected the most influential colleges in each state. The University of Texas at Austin beat out Texas Tech, Texas A&M and Baylor University.

The website, which specializes in higher education information, looked at data within the following four categories for its findings:

  1. Search engine popularity
  2. Twitter authority
  3. Number of affiliated Nobel Prize winners
  4. U.S. News rank

More than 4,000 colleges were included in the study.

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