Community Colleges in Texas

The 2021 Directory of Texas Community Colleges and Costs

Texas Community Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2021

How much does it cost to attend community college in Texas?   The average annual in-state two year college tuition in Texas was $4,973 for the 2019-2020 academic year. This is a change of $400 from the 2018-2019 average of $4,573 and represents a 8.75% annual increase. The list of Texas community colleges below provides school specific cost and value rating. Community colleges, also known as junior colleges, provide an excellent money saving opportunity for those concerned with college costs. Many students are choosing to begin their education at community colleges for two years, taking advantage of their lower cost. Then after two years transferring to a full four year institution to pursue a full bachelors degree or higher. Most community colleges also have the benefit of open admission policies.  

Our guide surveyed tuition data from the 63 community colleges and universities in Texas, the most popular being Lone Star College System with 19,945 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $3,696. Northwest Vista College is the most expensive community school in Texas with an in-state tuition of $6,450.

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
Alvin Community College

Alvin, Texas

$2,208 NA NA
Amarillo College

Amarillo, Texas

$1,128 NA NA
Angelina College

Lufkin, Texas

$3,300 NA NA
Austin Community College District

Austin, Texas

$2,010 NA NA
Blinn College

Brenham, Texas

$2,688 NA NA
Brookhaven College

Farmers Branch, Texas

$3,330 NA NA
Cedar Valley College

Lancaster, Texas

$3,330 NA NA
Central Texas College

Killeen, Texas

$3,390 NA NA
Cisco College

Cisco, Texas

$4,800 NA NA
Clarendon College

Clarendon, Texas

$1,530 NA NA
Coastal Bend College

Beeville, Texas

$3,960 NA NA
College of the Mainland

Texas City, Texas

$2,550 NA NA
Collin County Community College District

McKinney, Texas

$2,940 NA NA
Del Mar College

Corpus Christi, Texas

$1,885 NA NA
Eastfield College

Mesquite, Texas

$3,330 NA NA
El Centro College

Dallas, Texas

$3,330 NA NA
El Paso Community College

El Paso, Texas

$2,520 NA NA
Frank Phillips College

Borger, Texas

$2,220 NA NA
Galveston College

Galveston, Texas

$1,800 NA NA
Grayson County College

Denison, Texas

$2,640 NA NA