Texas Private Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2016

How much does it cost to attend private college in Texas?   The average annual in-state four year, not for profit private college tuition in Texas was $23,111 for the 2016-2017 academic year. This is a change of $753 from the 2015-2016 average of $22,358 and represents a 3.37% annual increase. The list of Texas private colleges below provides school specific cost and value rating.

Our guide surveyed tuition data from the 70 private colleges and universities in Texas, the most popular being Baylor University with 16,183 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $37,996. Southern Methodist University is the most expensive private school 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
Remington College North Houston Campus
Houston, 563 Students
$14,953 - -
Rice University  Best Value
Houston, 6,565 Students
$43,220 98 79
Saint Edward's University
Austin, 3,800 Students
$40,428 63 65
Schreiner University
Kerrville, 1,131 Students
$24,030 26 25
Southern Methodist University  Best Value
Dallas, 9,009 Students
$44,694 87 60
Southwest Career College
El Paso, 1,498 Students
$13,000 - -
Southwestern Adventist University
Keene, 679 Students
$19,656 45 59
Southwestern Assemblies of God University
Waxahachie, 1,556 Students
$18,600 60 61
Southwestern Christian College
Terrell, 140 Students
$6,830 - -
Southwestern University  Best Value
Georgetown, 1,464 Students
$39,060 84 69
St. Mary's University
San Antonio, 3,156 Students
$27,520 47 63
Texas Christian University  Best Value
Fort Worth, 9,969 Students
$42,580 89 65
Texas College
Tyler, 920 Students
$8,208 - -
Texas Lutheran University
Seguin, 1,225 Students
$28,600 54 67
Texas Wesleyan University
Fort Worth, 1,925 Students
$22,780 48 52
The College of Saint Thomas More
Fort Worth, 10 Students
$12,000 - -
Trinity University  Best Value
San Antonio, 2,368 Students
$38,974 90 69
University of Dallas  Best Value
Irving, 1,600 Students
$34,650 66 58
University of Mary Hardin Baylor
Belton, 3,432 Students
$24,300 45 48
University of Phoenix Austin Campus
Austin, 531 Students
$10,417 - -