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Cheapest Colleges in Texas by Out of State Total Cost

If you're looking for an affordable university in Texas but aren't a state resident, these are the least expensive out of state colleges to consider. Additionally, if you are a foreign citizen and cannot qualify for in-state tuition, these are the cheapest universities in Texas for international students.

Affordable doesn't simply mean finding a school with a low published out of state total cost. 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 out of state total cost 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.

Total cost may factor in an estimated off-campus living expense if a school doens't provide housing. This estimate may vary widely by college. To view a rank by academic fees alone please see our Texas tuition ranking.

The most affordable four year colleges in Texas are listed by one year's out of state total cost list price for the 2016/2017 school year. Total cost includes tuition, room and board or estimated off campus living expenses, books and supplies and other fees.

What is the cheapest college in Texas? Leading the colleges list is South Texas College in McAllen with an out of state total cost of $11,446.

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.

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Texas' Cheapest Colleges by Out of State Total Cost
Out of State Total Cost College Rating $Value
$11,446
Out of State Total Cost
1) South Texas College
McAllen, Public Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$11,566
Out of State Total Cost
2) Midland College
Midland, Public Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$12,700
Out of State Total Cost
3) Baptist Missionary Association Theological Seminary
Jacksonville, Private Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$12,874
Out of State Total Cost
4) The University of Texas at Brownsville
Brownsville, Public Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$14,318
Out of State Total Cost
5) Paul Quinn College
Dallas, Private Not For Profit
24 53
$14,510
Out of State Total Cost
6) Baptist University of the Americas
San Antonio, Private Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$14,786
Out of State Total Cost
7) Southwestern Christian College
Terrell, Private Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$15,225
Out of State Total Cost
8) Brazosport College
Lake Jackson, Public Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$17,407
Out of State Total Cost
9) University of Phoenix Austin Campus
Austin, Private For Profit
n/a n/a
$17,441
Out of State Total Cost
10) West Texas A & M University
Canyon, Public Not For Profit
39 69
$17,478
Out of State Total Cost
11) University of Phoenix San Antonio Campus
San Antonio, Private For Profit
n/a n/a
$17,534
Out of State Total Cost
12) University of Phoenix Dallas Campus
Dallas, Private For Profit
n/a n/a
$17,550
Out of State Total Cost
13) University of Phoenix Houston Campus
Houston, Private For Profit
n/a n/a
$18,250
Out of State Total Cost
14) Arlington Baptist College
Arlington, Private Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$18,450
Out of State Total Cost
15) The College of Saint Thomas More
Fort Worth, Private Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$18,457
Out of State Total Cost
16) College of Biblical Studies Houston
Houston, Private Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$18,758
Out of State Total Cost
17) The University of Texas of the Permian Basin
Odessa, Public Not For Profit
23 64
$19,508
Out of State Total Cost
18) Texas College
Tyler, Private Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$19,932
Out of State Total Cost
19) Midwestern State University
Wichita Falls, Public Not For Profit
33 69
$19,998
Out of State Total Cost
20) Brown Mackie College San Antonio
San Antonio, Private For Profit
n/a n/a