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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 $10,948 for the 2016-2017 academic year. This is $2,994 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 $191 from the 2015-2016 average of $10,757 and represents a 1.78% annual increase. The list of Texas colleges below provides school specific cost and value rating.

Our guide surveyed tuition data from the 170 colleges and universities in Texas, the most popular being Texas A & M University College Station with 56,924 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $7,685. Southern Methodist University is the most expensive in Texas with an in-state tuition of $44,694.

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 2016-2017 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Explore Texas Colleges

School Tuition Rating $Value
Abilene Christian University
Abilene, 3,896 Students
$32,020 73 67
Alvin Community College
Alvin, 1,372 Students
$2,160 - -
Amarillo College
Amarillo, 3,121 Students
$1,056 - -
American InterContinental University Houston
Houston, 320 Students
$14,163 - -
Angelina College
Lufkin, 1,619 Students
$3,270 - -
Angelo State University
San Angelo, 5,964 Students
$3,965 32 62
Arlington Baptist College
Arlington, 169 Students
$10,110 - -
Austin College  Best Value
Sherman, 1,271 Students
$37,130 83 73
Austin Community College District
Austin, 9,155 Students
$2,010 - -
Baptist Missionary Association Theological Seminary
Jacksonville, 36 Students
$5,500 - -
Baptist University of the Americas
San Antonio, 156 Students
$5,520 - -
Baylor University  Best Value
Waco, 16,183 Students
$37,996 88 60
Blinn College
Brenham, 9,457 Students
$2,568 - -
Brazosport College
Lake Jackson, 834 Students
$2,880 - -
Brookhaven College
Farmers Branch, 2,261 Students
$3,330 - -
Brown Mackie College San Antonio
San Antonio, 366 Students
$12,132 - -
Career Point College
San Antonio, 1,549 Students
$18,650 - -
Cedar Valley College
Lancaster, 1,316 Students
$3,330 - -
Central Texas College
Killeen, 4,195 Students
$2,940 - -
Chamberlain College of Nursing Texas
Houston, 231 Students
$18,630 - -

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