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 2013/2014 school year.

What is the cheapest college in Texas? Leading our 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 2013-2014 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2013-2014 academic year.

Texas' Cheapest Colleges by In State Tuition
College In State Tuition Rating $Value
1 Texas Southern University
Houston, Public Not For Profit
$1,500 29 68
2 South Texas College
McAllen, Public Not For Profit
$2,330 n/a n/a
3 Brazosport College
Lake Jackson, Public Not For Profit
$2,790 n/a n/a
4 Texas A & M International University
Laredo, Public Not For Profit
$3,504 42 94
5 Midland College
Midland, Public Not For Profit
$3,660 n/a n/a
6 Tarleton State University
Stephenville, Public Not For Profit
$3,696 39 61
7 Angelo State University
San Angelo, Public Not For Profit
$3,736 19 41
8 Sul Ross State University
Alpine, Public Not For Profit
$3,744 13 39
9 The University of Texas of the Permian Basin
Odessa, Public Not For Profit
$4,029 24 73
10 The University of Texas at Brownsville
Brownsville, Public Not For Profit
$4,088 n/a n/a
11 University of Houston Downtown
Houston, Public Not For Profit
$4,116 n/a n/a
12 The University of Texas Pan American
Edinburg, Public Not For Profit
$4,176 35 100
13 Baptist Missionary Association Theological Seminary
Jacksonville, Private Not For Profit
$4,200 n/a n/a
14 Texas A & M University Texarkana
Texarkana, Public Not For Profit
$4,244 42 95
15 Prairie View A & M University
Prairie View, Public Not For Profit
$4,314 39 78
16 Texas A & M University Kingsville
Kingsville, Public Not For Profit
$4,366 13 35
17 West Texas A & M University
Canyon, Public Not For Profit
$4,370 35 71
18 Texas A & M University Corpus Christi
Corpus Christi, Public Not For Profit
$4,494 23 61
19 Texas A & M University Galveston
Galveston, Public Not For Profit
$4,516 54 80
20 The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
San Antonio, Public Not For Profit
$4,536 n/a n/a

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