Community Colleges in Texas

The 2023 Directory of Texas Community Colleges and Costs

Texas Community Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2022

How much does it cost to attend community college in Texas?   The average annual in-state two year college tuition in Texas was $5,199 for the 2021-2022 academic year. This is a change of $581 from the 2019-2020 average of $4,618 and represents a 12.58% 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 with 19,610 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $4,800. 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 2020-2021 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Explore Texas Colleges

School Tuition Rating Value
Alvin Community College

Alvin, Texas

$2,256 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

$3,510 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

$3,570 NA NA
Cisco College

Cisco, Texas

$5,010 NA NA
Clarendon College

Clarendon, Texas

$1,740 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

$3,030 NA NA
Dallas College

Dallas, Texas

$4,050 NA NA
Del Mar College

Corpus Christi, Texas

$2,070 NA NA
Eastfield College

Mesquite, Texas

$3,330 NA NA
El Paso Community College

El Paso, Texas

$2,784 NA NA
Frank Phillips College

Borger, Texas

$2,220 NA NA
Galveston College

Galveston, Texas

$2,010 NA NA
Grayson County College

Denison, Texas

$2,700 NA NA