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Cheapest Colleges in Texas by In State Total Cost

If you're looking for an affordable university and you are a resident of Texas these are the least expensive in state colleges to consider.

Affordable doesn't simply mean finding a school with a low published in state total cost. It's important to research the typical financial aid package offered by a school, the average net price actually paid and most importantly the quality of education you receive for your tuition dollar. Sometimes a school which appears cheap based on list price can be a poor relative value if it can't award competitive financial aid or doesn't offer a quality education. The list below is a ranking on published in state total cost with no consideration of actual average price paid or academic quality of the school. Please see the CollegeCalc best value colleges in Texas list for a ranking which considers school quality and average net price.

Total cost may factor in an estimated off-campus living expense if a school doens't provide housing. This estimate may vary widely by college. To view a rank by academic fees alone please see our Texas tuition ranking.

The most affordable four year colleges in Texas are listed by one year's in state total cost list price for the 2016/2017 school year. Total cost includes tuition, room and board or estimated off campus living expenses, books and supplies and other fees.

What is the cheapest college in Texas? Leading the colleges list is Midland College in Midland with an in state total cost of $10,366.

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 rating methodology.

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.

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Texas' Cheapest Colleges by In State Total Cost
In State Total Cost College Rating $Value
$10,366
In State Total Cost
1) Midland College
Midland, Public Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$10,776
In State Total Cost
2) South Texas College
McAllen, Public Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$11,674
In State Total Cost
3) The University of Texas at Brownsville
Brownsville, Public Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$12,700
In State Total Cost
4) Baptist Missionary Association Theological Seminary
Jacksonville, Private Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$13,605
In State Total Cost
5) Brazosport College
Lake Jackson, Public Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$14,318
In State Total Cost
6) Paul Quinn College
Dallas, Private Not For Profit
24 53
$14,510
In State Total Cost
7) Baptist University of the Americas
San Antonio, Private Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$14,786
In State Total Cost
8) Southwestern Christian College
Terrell, Private Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$15,461
In State Total Cost
9) Texas A & M University Galveston
Galveston, Public Not For Profit
55 100
$15,773
In State Total Cost
10) Sul Ross State University
Alpine, Public Not For Profit
14 31
$15,866
In State Total Cost
11) Texas Woman's University
Denton, Public Not For Profit
24 64
$15,908
In State Total Cost
12) University of Houston Downtown
Houston, Public Not For Profit
16 54
$15,960
In State Total Cost
13) Tarleton State University
Stephenville, Public Not For Profit
46 74
$16,195
In State Total Cost
14) West Texas A & M University
Canyon, Public Not For Profit
39 69
$16,233
In State Total Cost
15) University of Houston Victoria
Victoria, Public Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$16,354
In State Total Cost
16) Texas A & M International University
Laredo, Public Not For Profit
43 89
$16,463
In State Total Cost
17) Angelo State University
San Angelo, Public Not For Profit
26 53
$16,598
In State Total Cost
18) The University of Texas Pan American
Edinburg, Public Not For Profit
25 88
$17,407
In State Total Cost
19) University of Phoenix Austin Campus
Austin, Private For Profit
n/a n/a
$17,420
In State Total Cost
20) Texas A & M University Commerce
Commerce, Public Not For Profit
51 83