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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 2015/2016 school year.

What is the cheapest college in Texas? Leading our colleges list is South Texas College in McAllen with an in state tuition of $2,330.

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 2015-2016 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2015-2016 academic year.

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Texas' Cheapest Colleges by In State Tuition
In State Tuition College Rating $Value
$2,330
In State Tuition
1) South Texas College
McAllen, Public Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$2,400
In State Tuition
2) The University of Texas at Brownsville
Brownsville, Public Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$2,592
In State Tuition
3) Midland College
Midland, Public Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$2,880
In State Tuition
4) Brazosport College
Lake Jackson, Public Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$3,696
In State Tuition
5) Tarleton State University
Stephenville, Public Not For Profit
38 69
$3,831
In State Tuition
6) Texas A & M International University
Laredo, Public Not For Profit
40 88
$3,832
In State Tuition
7) Texas A & M University Commerce
Commerce, Public Not For Profit
44 80
$3,888
In State Tuition
8) Angelo State University
San Angelo, Public Not For Profit
23 47
$4,029
In State Tuition
9) The University of Texas of the Permian Basin
Odessa, Public Not For Profit
19 57
$4,200
In State Tuition
10) Sul Ross State University
Alpine, Public Not For Profit
13 21
$4,366
In State Tuition
11) Texas A & M University Kingsville
Kingsville, Public Not For Profit
13 8
$4,516
In State Tuition
12) Texas A & M University Galveston
Galveston, Public Not For Profit
53 100
$4,536
In State Tuition
13) The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
San Antonio, Public Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$4,632
In State Tuition
14) University of Houston Downtown
Houston, Public Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$4,679
In State Tuition
15) Texas A & M University Corpus Christi
Corpus Christi, Public Not For Profit
23 49
$4,690
In State Tuition
16) Texas A & M University Texarkana
Texarkana, Public Not For Profit
38 78
$4,760
In State Tuition
17) Texas Woman's University
Denton, Public Not For Profit
23 63
$4,786
In State Tuition
18) The University of Texas at San Antonio
San Antonio, Public Not For Profit
33 67
$4,846
In State Tuition
19) West Texas A & M University
Canyon, Public Not For Profit
34 65
$5,142
In State Tuition
20) Midwestern State University
Wichita Falls, Public Not For Profit
29 65

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