One from harvard and Yale will open the same doors as one from UT Arlington. remember that. Shalom
Well...that's not really true. It totally depends on what field you're in. Some fields, it doesn't matter, as long as you're holding a degree from a properly accredited school. Other fields, it matters VERY much which school you went to.
You want to do something involving the military, including military contracting? TAMU is the best choice outside of one of the service academies. Maybe including the service academies. The former student's network is going to open a LOT of doors for you there.
You want to go into corporate or constitutional law? Get the degree from Harvard or Yale, not UTA.
You want to go into education or nursing or public accounting? Where you go to school isn't quite as important.
A lot of times there IS a difference in the quality of education, the quality of teaching, and the access to networks, business opportunities, etc. depending on where you went to school.
I say this as a professor who has been in public schools and private ones.