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Cheapest Colleges in Texas by In State Tuition

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 tuition. 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 tuition 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.

The most affordable four year colleges in Texas are listed by one year's in state tuition list price for the 2017/2018 school year.

What is the cheapest college in Texas? Leading the colleges list is The University of Texas at Brownsville in Brownsville with an in state tuition of $2,400.

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 2017-2018 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2017-2018 academic year.

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Texas' Cheapest Colleges by In State Tuition
In State Tuition College Rating $Value
$2,400
In State Tuition
1) The University of Texas at Brownsville
Brownsville, Public Not For Profit
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$2,400
In State Tuition
2) South Texas College
McAllen, Public Not For Profit
- -
$2,970
In State Tuition
3) Brazosport College
Lake Jackson, Public Not For Profit
- -
$3,510
In State Tuition
4) Midland College
Midland, Public Not For Profit
- -
$4,008
In State Tuition
5) Tarleton State University
Stephenville, Public Not For Profit
45 73
$4,061
In State Tuition
6) Angelo State University
San Angelo, Public Not For Profit
32 62
$4,248
In State Tuition
7) Texas A & M International University
Laredo, Public Not For Profit
41 88
$4,366
In State Tuition
8) Texas A & M University Kingsville
Kingsville, Public Not For Profit
23 48
$4,516
In State Tuition
9) Texas A & M University Galveston
Galveston, Public Not For Profit
55 100
$4,529
In State Tuition
10) The University of Texas of the Permian Basin
Odessa, Public Not For Profit
24 65
$4,536
In State Tuition
11) The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
San Antonio, Public Not For Profit
- -
$4,790
In State Tuition
12) Texas A & M University Commerce
Commerce, Public Not For Profit
48 82
$4,890
In State Tuition
13) Texas A & M University Corpus Christi
Corpus Christi, Public Not For Profit
37 69
$5,150
In State Tuition
14) Texas Woman's University
Denton, Public Not For Profit
24 64
$5,178
In State Tuition
15) Texas A & M University Texarkana
Texarkana, Public Not For Profit
44 81
$5,216
In State Tuition
16) Midwestern State University
Wichita Falls, Public Not For Profit
31 67
$5,295
In State Tuition
17) University of Houston Victoria
Victoria, Public Not For Profit
- -
$5,304
In State Tuition
18) University of Houston Downtown
Houston, Public Not For Profit
12 42
$5,308
In State Tuition
19) The University of Texas at San Antonio
San Antonio, Public Not For Profit
35 69
$5,375
In State Tuition
20) West Texas A & M University
Canyon, Public Not For Profit
46 74