College Costs in Texas

The 2023 Directory of Texas Colleges and Prices

Texas Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2022

How much does it cost to attend college in Texas?   The average annual in-state college tuition in Texas was $11,718 for the 2021-2022 academic year. This is $3,412 lower than the U.S. average and ranks Texas in the middle of the pack as the 35th most expensive and 18th most affordable state or district to attend college. This is a change of $473 from the 2019-2020 average of $11,245 and represents a 4.21% annual increase. The list of Texas colleges below provides school specific cost and value rating.

Our guide surveyed tuition data from the 170 colleges and universities in Texas, the most popular being Texas A & M University College Station with 62,587 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $9,339. Southern Methodist University is the most expensive in Texas with an in-state tuition of $53,464.

Click on any school for current tuition, future cost estimates, school specific savings plans and estimated student loan payments. Texas colleges can also be filtered by public, private, community colleges and four year schools. Additionally, cost based sorting is available for the lowest and highest tuition options. Jump directly to our ranking of best values in Texas or cheap Texas colleges guide.

<Academic 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 ratings.

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2020-2021 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Explore Texas Colleges

School Tuition Rating Value
Abilene Christian University

Abilene, Texas

$39,250 58 45
Alvin Community College

Alvin, Texas

$2,256 NA NA
Amarillo College

Amarillo, Texas

$1,128 NA NA
American InterContinental University Houston

Houston, Texas

$14,250 NA NA
Angelina College

Lufkin, Texas

$3,300 NA NA
Angelo State University

San Angelo, Texas

$4,495 34 21
Arlington Baptist College

Arlington, Texas

$13,524 NA NA
Austin College

Sherman, Texas

$43,340 70 91
Austin Community College District

Austin, Texas

$2,010 NA NA
Baptist Missionary Association Theological Seminary

Jacksonville, Texas

$7,350 NA NA
Baptist University of the Americas

San Antonio, Texas

$6,048 NA NA
Baylor University

Waco, Texas

$50,232 73 50
Blinn College

Brenham, Texas

$3,510 NA NA
Brazosport College

Lake Jackson, Texas

$2,600 NA NA
Brookhaven College

Farmers Branch, Texas

$3,330 NA NA
Brown Mackie College San Antonio

San Antonio, Texas

$12,132 NA NA
Career Point College

San Antonio, Texas

$18,650 NA NA
Cedar Valley College

Lancaster, Texas

$3,330 NA NA
Central Texas College

Killeen, Texas

$3,570 NA NA
Chamberlain College of Nursing Texas

Houston, Texas

$18,549 NA NA