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Cheapest Colleges in Texas by Out of State Tuition

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 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 out of 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 out of state tuition list price for the 2016/2017 school year.

What is the cheapest college in Texas? Leading the colleges list is South Texas College in McAllen with an out of state tuition of $3,000.

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 Tuition
Out of State Tuition College Rating $Value
$3,000
Out of State Tuition
1) South Texas College
McAllen, Public Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$3,600
Out of State Tuition
2) The University of Texas at Brownsville
Brownsville, Public Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$4,500
Out of State Tuition
3) Brazosport College
Lake Jackson, Public Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$4,560
Out of State Tuition
4) Midland College
Midland, Public Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$5,496
Out of State Tuition
5) The University of Texas of the Permian Basin
Odessa, Public Not For Profit
23 64
$5,500
Out of State Tuition
6) Baptist Missionary Association Theological Seminary
Jacksonville, Private Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$5,520
Out of State Tuition
7) Baptist University of the Americas
San Antonio, Private Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$5,818
Out of State Tuition
8) Paul Quinn College
Dallas, Private Not For Profit
24 53
$6,490
Out of State Tuition
9) West Texas A & M University
Canyon, Public Not For Profit
39 69
$6,576
Out of State Tuition
10) College of Biblical Studies Houston
Houston, Private Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$6,830
Out of State Tuition
11) Southwestern Christian College
Terrell, Private Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$7,266
Out of State Tuition
12) Midwestern State University
Wichita Falls, Public Not For Profit
33 69
$8,208
Out of State Tuition
13) Texas College
Tyler, Private Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$9,708
Out of State Tuition
14) Wiley College
Marshall, Private Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$10,110
Out of State Tuition
15) Arlington Baptist College
Arlington, Private Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$10,200
Out of State Tuition
16) Northwood University Texas
Cedar Hill, Private Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$10,400
Out of State Tuition
17) Jarvis Christian College
Hawkins, Private Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$10,417
Out of State Tuition
18) University of Phoenix Austin Campus
Austin, Private For Profit
n/a n/a
$10,488
Out of State Tuition
19) University of Phoenix San Antonio Campus
San Antonio, Private For Profit
n/a n/a
$10,544
Out of State Tuition
20) University of Phoenix Dallas Campus
Dallas, Private For Profit
n/a n/a