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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
$5,472
In State Tuition
21) Sam Houston State University
Huntsville, Public Not For Profit
43 73
$5,520
In State Tuition
22) Baptist University of the Americas
San Antonio, Private Not For Profit
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$5,700
In State Tuition
23) Baptist Missionary Association Theological Seminary
Jacksonville, Private Not For Profit
- -
$5,808
In State Tuition
24) Stephen F Austin State University
Nacogdoches, Public Not For Profit
46 70
$5,832
In State Tuition
25) Lamar University
Beaumont, Public Not For Profit
26 48
$5,880
In State Tuition
26) The University of Texas at Tyler
Tyler, Public Not For Profit
45 72
$5,910
In State Tuition
27) Sul Ross State University
Alpine, Public Not For Profit
9 -
$5,920
In State Tuition
28) Paul Quinn College
Dallas, Private Not For Profit
52 78
$5,931
In State Tuition
29) The University of Texas at El Paso
El Paso, Public Not For Profit
- -
$6,119
In State Tuition
30) The University of Texas Pan American
Edinburg, Public Not For Profit
38 92
$6,216
In State Tuition
31) Prairie View A & M University
Prairie View, Public Not For Profit
14 41
$6,432
In State Tuition
32) Texas Tech University
Lubbock, Public Not For Profit
67 79
$6,576
In State Tuition
33) College of Biblical Studies Houston
Houston, Private Not For Profit
- -
$6,830
In State Tuition
34) Southwestern Christian College
Terrell, Private Not For Profit
- -
$7,437
In State Tuition
35) Texas Southern University
Houston, Public Not For Profit
30 59
$7,542
In State Tuition
36) The University of Texas at Arlington
Arlington, Public Not For Profit
48 76
$7,548
In State Tuition
37) Texas State University
San Marcos, Public Not For Profit
51 77
$7,883
In State Tuition
38) Texas A & M University College Station
College Station, Public Not For Profit
76 84
$8,103
In State Tuition
39) University of North Texas
Denton, Public Not For Profit
53 79
$8,208
In State Tuition
40) Texas College
Tyler, Private Not For Profit
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