Texas Community Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2019

How much does it cost to attend community college in Texas?   The average annual in-state two year college tuition in Texas was $4,903 for the 2017-2018 academic year. This is a change of ($877) from the 2015-2016 average of $5,780 and represents a -15.17% annual decline. 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 19,901 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $2,859. Northwest Vista College is the most expensive community school in Texas with an in-state tuition of $6,990.

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.

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 2017-2018 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Explore Texas Colleges

School Tuition Rating $Value
Hill College
Hillsboro, 1,260 Students
$1,848 - -
Houston Community College
Houston, 16,415 Students
$2,280 - -
Howard College
Big Spring, 1,088 Students
$3,720 - -
Kilgore College
Kilgore, 2,624 Students
$2,760 - -
Lamar Institute of Technology
Beaumont, 1,248 Students
$3,299 - -
Lamar State College Orange
Orange, 924 Students
$3,288 - -
Lamar State College Port Arthur
Port Arthur, 820 Students
$4,199 - -
Laredo Community College
Laredo, 2,592 Students
$2,400 - -
Lee College
Baytown, 1,381 Students
$2,016 - -
Lone Star College System
The Woodlands, 19,901 Students
$2,859 - -
McLennan Community College
Waco, 3,471 Students
$3,774 - -
Mountain View College
Dallas, 1,771 Students
$3,330 - -
Navarro College
Corsicana, 3,181 Students
$1,440 - -
North Central Texas College
Gainesville, 2,533 Students
$2,472 - -
North Lake College
Irving, 2,325 Students
$3,330 - -
Northeast Texas Community College
Mount Pleasant, 1,446 Students
$3,030 - -
Northwest Vista College
San Antonio, 4,195 Students
$6,990 - -
Odessa College
Odessa, 2,039 Students
$3,144 - -
Palo Alto College
San Antonio, 1,746 Students
$6,990 - -
Panola College
Carthage, 1,372 Students
$648 - -