Texas Public Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2020

How much does it cost to attend public college in Texas?   The average annual in-state four year, public college tuition in Texas was $5,788 for the 2018-2019 academic year. This is a change of $521 from the 2015-2016 average of $5,267 and represents a 9.89% annual increase. The list of Texas public colleges below provides school specific cost and value rating. Public schools are partially funded by the taxpayers of Texas and usually offer lower tuition to in-state residents.

Our guide surveyed tuition data from the 100 public 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 $8,308. The University of Texas at Dallas is the most expensive public school in Texas with an in-state tuition of $13,034.

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 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, 1,302 Students
$2,208 - -
Amarillo College
Amarillo, 3,236 Students
$1,128 - -
Angelina College
Lufkin, 1,574 Students
$3,300 - -
Angelo State University
San Angelo, 6,264 Students
$4,205 30 60
Austin Community College District
Austin, 8,983 Students
$2,010 - -
Blinn College
Brenham, 9,431 Students
$2,664 - -
Brazosport College
Lake Jackson, 825 Students
$2,970 - -
Brookhaven College
Farmers Branch, 1,795 Students
$3,330 - -
Cedar Valley College
Lancaster, 1,395 Students
$3,330 - -
Central Texas College
Killeen, 4,355 Students
$3,390 - -
Cisco College
Cisco, 1,466 Students
$4,710 - -
Clarendon College
Clarendon, 611 Students
$1,224 - -
Coastal Bend College
Beeville, 1,202 Students
$3,960 - -
College of the Mainland
Texas City, 1,116 Students
$2,550 - -
Collin County Community College District
McKinney, 10,662 Students
$2,820 - -
Del Mar College
Corpus Christi, 2,610 Students
$1,639 - -
Eastfield College
Mesquite, 2,783 Students
$3,330 - -
El Centro College
Dallas, 1,601 Students
$3,330 - -
El Paso Community College
El Paso, 8,824 Students
$2,520 - -
Frank Phillips College
Borger, 550 Students
$2,220 - -