Editor's note: This story has been updated to include medical and nursing schools. 

Less than four years after it took over a small private school in Fort Worth, Texas A&M University is now one of the top 100 law schools in the country, according to U.S. News and World Report.

The Texas A&M University School of Law, which was formerly associated with Texas Wesleyan University, climbed to 92 in the 2018 graduate school rankings. That's up from 111 last year. The school wasn't even ranked in 2014. 

The distinction of being in the top 100 is somewhat arbitrary, but undoubtedly important to how the school is perceived. Texas now has five schools in the top 100. The University of Texas at Austin is considered the best, with a ranking of 14. 

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Check out other top 100 rankings below:

Law school:

14. UT-Austin

46: Southern Methodist University

51: Baylor University

54. University of Houston

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92. A&M

Business:

17. UT-Austin (Also ranked No. 1 specifically in accounting.)

29. Rice University

38 (tie). A&M

38 (tie). University of Texas at Dallas

52. SMU

65. Baylor

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Education:

11. UT-Austin

38. A&M

89. Baylor

93. UH

Engineering:

9. UT-Austin

11. A&M

29. Rice

63. UT-Dallas

73. UH

73. University of Texas at Arlington

94. Texas Tech University

Medical research:

21. Baylor College of Medicine

25. University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

59. University of Texas Health Science Center — Houston

65. University of Texas Health Science Center — San Antonio

73. Texas A&M Health Science Center

86. Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

Medical primary care:

8 (tie). Baylor College of Medicine

8 (tie). University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

66. University of North Texas Health Science Center

71. Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

77. Texas A&M Health Science Center

82. University of Texas Health Science Center — San Antonio

86. University of Texas Health Science Center — Houston

Nursing master's programs:

23 (tie). UT-Austin

23. (tie) University of Texas Health Science Center — Houston

56. Baylor University

73. Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

73. University of Texas Medical Branch — Galveston

82. Texas Christian University

88. Texas Woman's University

92 (tie). University of Texas at Arlington

92 (tie). University of Texas Health Science Center — San Antonio

97. Texas A&M University — Corpus Christi

Doctorate of nursing practice programs:

23. University of Texas Health Science Center — Houston

47. Baylor University

59. TCU

68. Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

76. University of Texas Medical Branch — Galveston

93. Texas Woman's University

Disclosure: Texas A&M University, the University of Texas at Austin, Southern Methodist University, Baylor University, the University of Houston, Rice University, the University of Texas at Dallas, the University of Texas at Arlington, Texas Tech University, the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, the University of North Texas Health Science Center, the University of Texas Medical Branch-Galveston and Texas Christian University have been financial supporters of The Texas Tribune. A complete list of Tribune donors and sponsors can be viewed here.

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