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Texas Public Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2016

How much does it cost to attend public college in Texas?   The average annual in-state four year, public college tuition in Texas was $5,365 for the 2016-2017 academic year. This is a change of $98 from the 2015-2016 average of $5,267 and represents a 1.86% annual increase. The list of Texas public colleges below provides school specific cost and value rating. Public schools are partially funded by the taxpayers of Texas and usually offer lower tuition to in-state residents.

Our guide surveyed tuition data from the 100 public 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. The University of Texas at Dallas is the most expensive public school in Texas with an in-state tuition of $11,192.

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
Alvin Community College
Alvin, 1,372 Students
$2,160 - -
Amarillo College
Amarillo, 3,121 Students
$1,056 - -
Angelina College
Lufkin, 1,619 Students
$3,270 - -
Angelo State University
San Angelo, 5,964 Students
$3,965 32 62
Austin Community College District
Austin, 9,155 Students
$2,010 - -
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 - -
Cedar Valley College
Lancaster, 1,316 Students
$3,330 - -
Central Texas College
Killeen, 4,195 Students
$2,940 - -
Cisco College
Cisco, 1,352 Students
$4,710 - -
Clarendon College
Clarendon, 507 Students
$1,128 - -
Coastal Bend College
Beeville, 1,330 Students
$2,100 - -
College of the Mainland
Texas City, 921 Students
$2,550 - -
Collin County Community College District
McKinney, 9,642 Students
$2,460 - -
Del Mar College
Corpus Christi, 2,983 Students
$1,456 - -
Eastfield College
Mesquite, 2,864 Students
$3,330 - -
El Centro College
Dallas, 1,398 Students
$3,330 - -
El Paso Community College
El Paso, 8,877 Students
$2,256 - -
Frank Phillips College
Borger, 610 Students
$2,040 - -

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