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 2016/2017 school year.

What is the cheapest college in Texas? Leading the colleges list is Texas Southern University in Houston with an in state tuition of $1,500.

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.

Texas' Cheapest Colleges by In State Tuition
In State Tuition College Rating $Value
In State Tuition
1) Texas Southern University
Houston, Public Not For Profit
30 59
In State Tuition
2) South Texas College
McAllen, Public Not For Profit
- -
In State Tuition
3) The University of Texas at Brownsville
Brownsville, Public Not For Profit
- -
In State Tuition
4) Brazosport College
Lake Jackson, Public Not For Profit
- -
In State Tuition
5) Midland College
Midland, Public Not For Profit
- -
In State Tuition
6) Tarleton State University
Stephenville, Public Not For Profit
45 73
In State Tuition
7) Angelo State University
San Angelo, Public Not For Profit
32 62
In State Tuition
8) Texas A & M International University
Laredo, Public Not For Profit
41 88
In State Tuition
9) The University of Texas of the Permian Basin
Odessa, Public Not For Profit
24 65
In State Tuition
10) Texas A & M University Kingsville
Kingsville, Public Not For Profit
23 48
In State Tuition
11) Texas A & M University Galveston
Galveston, Public Not For Profit
55 100
In State Tuition
12) The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
San Antonio, Public Not For Profit
- -
In State Tuition
13) Sul Ross State University
Alpine, Public Not For Profit
9 -
In State Tuition
14) Texas A & M University Corpus Christi
Corpus Christi, Public Not For Profit
37 69
In State Tuition
15) Texas A & M University Commerce
Commerce, Public Not For Profit
48 82
In State Tuition
16) University of Houston Downtown
Houston, Public Not For Profit
12 42
In State Tuition
17) Texas Woman's University
Denton, Public Not For Profit
24 64
In State Tuition
18) The University of Texas at San Antonio
San Antonio, Public Not For Profit
35 69
In State Tuition
19) Texas A & M University Texarkana
Texarkana, Public Not For Profit
44 81
In State Tuition
20) Sam Houston State University
Huntsville, Public Not For Profit
43 73