College Costs in Texas

The 2021 Directory of Texas Colleges and Prices

Texas Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2021

How much does it cost to attend college in Texas?   The average annual in-state college tuition in Texas was $11,113 for the 2019-2020 academic year. This is $3,552 lower than the U.S. average and ranks Texas in the middle of the pack as the 38th most expensive and 15th most affordable state or district to attend college. This is a change of $191 from the 2018-2019 average of $10,922 and represents a 1.75% 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 59,220 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $8,532. Southern Methodist University is the most expensive in Texas with an in-state tuition of $50,200.

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 2018-2019 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Explore Texas Colleges

School Tuition Rating Value
Galveston College

Galveston, Texas

$1,800 NA NA
Grayson County College

Denison, Texas

$2,640 NA NA
Hardin Simmons University

Abilene, Texas

$28,390 47 46
Hill College

Hillsboro, Texas

$2,088 NA NA
Houston Baptist University

Houston, Texas

$31,400 49 59
Houston Community College

Houston, Texas

$2,904 NA NA
Howard College

Big Spring, Texas

$3,720 NA NA
Howard Payne University

Brownwood, Texas

$25,998 47 31
Huston Tillotson University

Austin, Texas

$12,262 17 NA
Jacksonville College Main Campus

Jacksonville, Texas

$6,300 NA NA
Jarvis Christian College

Hawkins, Texas

$10,400 NA NA
KD Conservatory College of Film and Dramatic Arts

Dallas, Texas

$16,876 NA NA
Kilgore College

Kilgore, Texas

$3,120 NA NA
Lamar Institute of Technology

Beaumont, Texas

$2,280 NA NA
Lamar State College Orange

Orange, Texas

$2,280 NA NA
Lamar State College Port Arthur

Port Arthur, Texas

$2,850 NA NA
Lamar University

Beaumont, Texas

$6,032 31 16
Laredo Community College

Laredo, Texas

$2,400 NA NA
Lee College

Baytown, Texas

$3,012 NA NA
LeTourneau University

Longview, Texas

$30,520 63 68