Texas Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2016

How much does it cost to attend college in Texas?   The average annual in-state college tuition in Texas was $10,728 for the 2015-2016 academic year. This is $2,858 lower than the U.S. average and ranks Texas in the middle of the pack as the 36th most expensive and 17th most affordable state or district to attend college. This is a change of $99 from the 2014-2015 average of $10,629 and represents a 0.93% annual increase. The list of Texas colleges below provides school specific cost and value rating.

Our guide surveyed tuition data from the 196 colleges and universities in Texas, the most popular being Texas A & M University College Station with 53,817 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $6,897. Southern Methodist University is the most expensive in Texas with an in-state tuition of $42,770.

Click on any school for current tuition, future cost estimates, school specific savings plans and estimated student loan payments. Texas colleges can also be filtered by public, private, community colleges and four year schools. Additionally, cost based sorting is available for the lowest and highest tuition options. Jump directly to our ranking of best values in Texas or cheap Texas colleges guide.

Rating is a CollegeCalc proprietary national percentile ranking of a college's overall difficulty and educational effectiveness. An average score is 50. Dollar value is a measure of a school's academic rating compared with the average net price paid. Colleges which are ranked "n/a" didn't report sufficient data to formulate a score. Learn more about our ratings.

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2015-2016 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2015-2016 academic year.

Explore Texas Colleges

School Tuition Rating $Value
Abilene Christian University
Abilene, 3,761 Students
$30,780 76 68
Alvin Community College
Alvin, 1,369 Students
$2,160 n/a n/a
Amarillo College
Amarillo, 3,067 Students
$1,056 n/a n/a
American InterContinental University Houston
Houston, 322 Students
$14,250 n/a n/a
Angelina College
Lufkin, 1,709 Students
$3,120 n/a n/a
Angelo State University
San Angelo, 5,147 Students
$3,888 23 47
Argosy University Dallas
Farmers Branch, 84 Students
$13,464 n/a n/a
Arlington Baptist College
Arlington, 190 Students
$10,110 n/a n/a
Austin College  Best Value
Sherman, 1,294 Students
$36,045 77 71
Austin Community College District
Austin, 9,040 Students
$2,010 n/a n/a
Baptist Missionary Association Theological Seminary
Jacksonville, 31 Students
$5,400 n/a n/a
Baptist University of the Americas
San Antonio, 118 Students
$6,300 n/a n/a
Baylor University  Best Value
Waco, 15,624 Students
$36,360 78 55
Blinn College
Brenham, 9,865 Students
$2,808 n/a n/a
Brazosport College
Lake Jackson, 881 Students
$2,880 n/a n/a
Brookhaven College
Farmers Branch, 2,162 Students
$3,330 n/a n/a
Brown Mackie College San Antonio
San Antonio, 841 Students
$12,132 n/a n/a
Career Point College
San Antonio, 1,208 Students
$18,650 n/a n/a
Cedar Valley College
Lancaster, 1,474 Students
$3,330 n/a n/a
Central Texas College
Killeen, 4,789 Students
$2,940 n/a n/a

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