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.

Keep in mind that 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 methodology for the list below is solely 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 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.

Another affordable option for Texas students is to study at a community college for two years, then progress to a full four year college to earn your bachelors degree. A comprehensive list of Texas community colleges can be found here with annual tuition that may be cheaper than four year colleges.

Academic Score is a CollegeCalc proprietary national percentile ranking of a college's overall difficulty and educational effectiveness. An average score is 50. Colleges which are "not ranked" didn't report sufficient data to formulate a score.

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.

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Texas' Cheapest Colleges by In State Tuition
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1 Texas Southern University
Houston, Public
$1,500
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2 South Texas College
McAllen, Public
$2,330
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3 Brazosport College
Lake Jackson, Public
$2,790
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4 Texas A & M International University
Laredo, Public
$3,504
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5 Midland College
Midland, Public
$3,660
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6 Tarleton State University
Stephenville, Public
$3,696
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7 Angelo State University
San Angelo, Public
$3,736
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8 Sul Ross State University
Alpine, Public
$3,744
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9 The University of Texas of the Permian Basin
Odessa, Public
$4,029
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10 The University of Texas at Brownsville
Brownsville, Public
$4,088
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11 University of Houston Downtown
Houston, Public
$4,116
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12 The University of Texas Pan American
Edinburg, Public
$4,176
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13 Baptist Missionary Association Theological Seminary
Jacksonville, Private
$4,200
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14 Texas A & M University Texarkana
Texarkana, Public
$4,244
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15 Prairie View A & M University
Prairie View, Public
$4,314
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16 Texas A & M University Kingsville
Kingsville, Public
$4,366
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17 West Texas A & M University
Canyon, Public
$4,370
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18 Texas A & M University Corpus Christi
Corpus Christi, Public
$4,494
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19 Texas A & M University Galveston
Galveston, Public
$4,516
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20 The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
San Antonio, Public
$4,536
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