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Annual Costs

Undergraduate Tuition

Texas A & M University Corpus Christi tuition is $4,719 per year for in-state residents. This is 34% cheaper than the national average public four year tuition of $7,203. The cost is 70% cheaper than the average Texas tuition of $15,819 for 4 year colleges. Tuition ranks 11th in Texas amongst 4 year colleges for affordability and is the 82nd most expensive 4 year college in the state. If attending from out-of-state, the tuition is $14,527 which represents a 208% premium.

The school charges an additional fees of $4,366 in addition to tuition bringing the total effective in-state tuition to $9,085.

Housing Costs

On campus room and board is provided by the school at a cost of $10,239 per academic year. Students electing to live off campus elsewhere in Corpus Christi should budget at least this amount.

Books and Supplies

The estimated annual cost for books and supplies is $1,008.

Other Living Expenses

If living on-campus, students should budget for $3,005 in additional living expenses. Off-campus students should budget for $3,874 in other miscellaneous living expenses.

Total Costs

The total tuition and living expense budget for in-state Texas residents to go to Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi is $23,337 for the 2018/2019 academic year. Out-of-state students who don't have Texas residence can expect a one year cost of $33,145.

Citation: Price data from the U.S. Department of Education's 2018-2019 and 2017-2018 IPEDS survey response for Texas A & M University Corpus Christi and represent reported costs for the 2016-2017 and 2015-2016 academic years.

Costs and Tuition for Texas A & M University Corpus Christi
Estimated Budgets
Texas Resident Total Budget $23,337
   In-State Tuition$4,719
   Other Fees$4,366
   Room and Board$10,239
   On-Campus Other Budget$3,005
   Books and Supplies$1,008
Non-Resident Total Budget $33,145
   Out-of-State Tuition$14,527
   Other Fees$4,366
   Room and Board$10,239
   On-Campus Other Budget$3,005
   Books and Supplies$1,008

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What it Really Costs

Depending on many factors including student and parent income and assets, the total cost of attendance may be less than the $23,337 published price if scholarship or grant aid is made available to you.

Net Price

The net out-of-pocket total cost you end up paying or financing though student loans is known as the net price. The reported Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi net price for in-state students is $12,948* for the 2014/2015 academic year. This net price includes housing and meal expenses.

Pell Grants and other Grant Aid

54% of Texas A & M University Corpus Christi students received grant aid in 2014/2015. The average total aid amount was $7,792. 43 percent of students received aid in the form of Pell Grants from the U.S. Federal Government. The average Pell Grant awarded for 2014/2015 was $4,679. To apply for a Pell Grant to attend Texas A & M University Corpus Christi, the first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Net Price and Financial Aid for Texas A & M University Corpus Christi
Financial Aid Summary
Average Annual Net Price$12,948*
Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid54%
Average Total Grant Aid$7,792
Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants43%
Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid$4,679

Average Net Price for In-State Students by Family Income

The average net total cost of attendance for different levels of family income after federal, state or local government, institutional grant and scholarship aid are awarded. Data last published for the 2014/2015 academic year.

Family Income Avg. Net Price
$0 to $30,000$15,411
$30,001 to $48,000$16,217
$48,001 to $75,000$18,224
$75,001 to $110,000$18,436
$110,000+n/a

Average Financial Aid Mix - $23,337 In-State Total Cost

CollegeCalc has estimated typical coverage of the annual in-state tuition and living expenses of $23,337. Breakdown is based on average grant aid and federal loan aid which will vary based on your family income.

38%
27%
35%

Grants and Scholarships

 38% - $7,792

Money granted to you by the U.S. Department of Education, Texas A & M University Corpus Christi or other organizations. These are not loans and do not need to be repaid.

Federal Loans

 27% - $5,519

Low interest student loans funded by the U.S. Department of Education. This amount will need to be repaid.

Out of Pocket

 35% -  $7,021

Covered by family savings, work or private student loans which you will have to repay.


*Reported Average Annual Net Price for in state students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's Academic Year 2014-2015 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Note that for colleges with no reported on-campus room and board, the average net price has been increased to account for living expenses. This number may not only reflect the net price paid to the school for tuition.

Tuition Comparison to Similar Public Colleges in the Region

School Cost vs. Texas A & M University Corpus Christi
The University of Texas Pan American34.5% more expensive
Prairie View A & M University43.9% more expensive
Texas Southern University57.6% more expensive
Angelo State University10.9% less expensive
Northwestern State University of Louisiana9.8% more expensive

Cost of a Degree

When considering ability to pay for college, the annual cost is often discussed but it's the "all in" multi-year degree cost which matters in the end. Let's take a look at what it could really cost for four years at Texas A & M University Corpus Christi.

Estimated 4 Year Cost at Published Tuition

At the current published rates, an estimated total tuition, fees and living expense price for a 4 year bachelor's degree at Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi is $93,348 for students graduating in normal time. This methodology for estimating the 4 year cost is a straight multiple of the most recent reported annual total cost and does not factor in tuition increases during the time you're in school. It also assumes you receive no grant or scholarship aid and pay the full list price.

A potentially more accurate but less conservative estimate of a degree cost can be made by using the school's annual $9,242 in-state net price as the basis. Applying this cost over 4 would estimate the cost of a degree at $36,968**

If you end up on the "five year plan" and need an additional year to graduate, your five year cost could be as high as $116,685 or $46,210 using an average net price.

**Based on a 4 year multiple of Average Annual Net Price for in state students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's 2014-2015 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Other Costs

Estimated Cost Per Semester

Most colleges don't charge students on an annual basis but instead require payment semester by semester. If you ever need to take an additional semester of classes to complete you degree you shouldn't have to pay for a full academic year. These our estimated costs for a semester at Texas A & M University Corpus Christi.

Texas Resident Tuition Per Semester$2,360
Texas Resident Total Cost Per Semester$11,668
Non-Texas Resident Tuition Per Semester$7,264
Non-Texas Resident Total Cost Per Semester$16,572

Cost Per Credit Hour and Cost for a Class

Some schools offer the ability to take single classes by paying on a per credit hour basis. The reported price per credit hour and estimated cost for one class at Texas A & M University Corpus Christi are as follows. Per credit costs are for reference only as many schools will not allow students to pay by credit hour.

Cost per credit hour and per class at Texas A & M University Corpus Christi
Price per credit hour for Texas residents$175
Cost for one class for Texas residents (3 credit hours)$525
Price per credit hour for out of state residents$586
Cost for one class for out of state residents (3 credit hours)$1,758
Cost for one class for out of state residents (4 credit hours)$2,344

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Student Loans and Debt

The second consideration after understanding the cost of college is determining how to finance it. Some students are fortunate enough to have some form of family financial assistance, but student loans end up financing a significant portion of higher education in the U.S. 57% of Texas A & M University Corpus Christi students receive U.S. Federal Student Loans with an average annual Federal Loan aid amount of $5,519.

Example Loan Payments and Costs

How much are student loan payments for Texas A & M University Corpus Christi? Obviously this varies based on a number of factors - offsetting financial aid you receive, percentage of fee you pay upfront while enrolled and the interest rate on your loans. We've modeled a sample student loan based on current Stafford loan rates to give you an approximate idea.

The following are the costs for a loan if you borrowed $36,968, 100% of the estimated average net price for a four year program and paid nothing while enrolled. The total of all payments including interest would sum $45,868.81. This could be your effective total out of pocket cost of an education at Texas A & M University Corpus Christi. Note that this calculation assumes you don't pay full list price tuition, are part of the reported 54% of students at this school who receive financial aid and you are paying an average annual net price of $9,242. If you do not financially qualify for a reduced net price, your student loan payments could be significantly higher than this example. Use our Texas A & M University Corpus Christi student loan calculator below to change loan assumptions and recalculate.

Student loans are not free money and must be repaid. You cannot dismiss student loans by via bankruptcy.

Texas A & M University Corpus Christi Student Loan Payments
Example Payments
Monthly Loan Payment$382.24
Amount Borrowed$36,968.00
Interest Rate4.5%
Term10 years
Number of Monthly Payments120
Total Interest Cost$8,900.81
Sum of All Payments over 10 years$45,868.81

Affording Student Loan Payments and Post Graduation Salary

Can I afford to attend Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi? In the end, the answer comes down a determination if you will earn enough to comfortably pay back a student loan with your post graduation salary. This is an extremely important point to consider. In order to afford student loan payments and still meet all your other costs of living, it is recommended not to borrow more than you can pay back using 10% of your monthly income earned after graduation. If you're considering attending Texas A & M University Corpus Christi, you need to carefully consider if it will be realistic to make the post graduation loan payments based on your expected salary.

Using the 10% of salary threshold, an annual income of $45,868.81 would be needed to afford a $382.24 monthly payment in the example $36,968.00 loan modeled above. You will need to determine if it is at all realistic that you will be earning this type of salary after graduation. This assumes a loan payback over 10 years. You can change the terms of this example loan using the student loan calculator below.

Estimated Future Cost and Expected Tuition Increase

What will it cost to send your child to Texas A & M University Corpus Christi in the future? In the past four years, this school's published in-state tuition and fee total rose from $4,494 to $4,719. This amounts to an average annual price increase of 1%. Nationally, university tuition prices are rising around 5% per year. Looking out five, ten, fifteen or eighteen years, these are CollegeCalc's estimates how much you could expect to pay for a 4 year degree assuming tuition increases at the national average rate. Estimated future prices are based on the current in-state 4 year cost of $93,348.00. Use the college savings plan calculator below to perform a more comprehensive analysis on future costs and how much you will need to save for Texas A & M University Corpus Christi.

Annual4 Year Degree
Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2025$32,094$128,375
Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2030$40,961$163,843
Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2035 $52,277$209,110
Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2038 $60,518$242,071

Comparable Cost for Popular Majors

We've compared the out of state cost of the most popular undergraduate areas of study at Texas A & M University Corpus Christi to the national average for all other colleges offering the same major. Use this comparison to determine particular programs where this school offers value relative to other colleges.

Area of Study Graduates vs National Avg
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other Bachelor's Degree 208 21% cheaper
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's Degree 151 8% cheaper
Psychology, General Bachelor's Degree 77 18% cheaper
Biology/Biological Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 69 18% cheaper
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies Bachelor's Degree 64 2% cheaper
Communication, General Bachelor's Degree 60 14% cheaper
Biomedical Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 59 13% cheaper
Marketing/Marketing Management, General Bachelor's Degree 59 9% cheaper
Kinesiology and Exercise Science Bachelor's Degree 50 14% cheaper
Accounting Bachelor's Degree 48 11% cheaper
English Language and Literature, General Bachelor's Degree 45 17% cheaper
Business Administration and Management, General Bachelor's Degree 45 4% cheaper
Business/Commerce, General Bachelor's Degree 45 12% cheaper
Finance, General Bachelor's Degree 33 11% cheaper
Environmental Science Bachelor's Degree 28 23% cheaper
Chemistry, General Bachelor's Degree 26 20% cheaper
Art/Art Studies, General Bachelor's Degree 24 15% cheaper
Political Science and Government, General Bachelor's Degree 23 20% cheaper
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General Bachelor's Degree 21 22% cheaper
Health Professions Bachelor's Degree 20 13% cheaper
Computer and Information Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 18 10% cheaper
History, General Bachelor's Degree 17 19% cheaper
Mathematics, General Bachelor's Degree 16 19% cheaper
Speech Communication and Rhetoric Bachelor's Degree 14 17% cheaper
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General Bachelor's Degree 13 8% cheaper
Geology/Earth Science, General Bachelor's Degree 12 20% cheaper
Sociology Bachelor's Degree 11 20% cheaper
Music, General Bachelor's Degree 10 20% cheaper
Spanish Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 10 23% cheaper
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician Bachelor's Degree 8 4% cheaper
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician Bachelor's Degree 6 3% costlier
Surveying Technology/Surveying Bachelor's Degree 6 10% costlier
Geographic Information Science and Cartography Bachelor's Degree 3 2% costlier
Business/Managerial Economics Bachelor's Degree 3 17% cheaper
Management Information Systems, General Bachelor's Degree 3 10% cheaper
Athletic Training/Trainer Bachelor's Degree 1 12% cheaper
Trade and Industrial Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 1 6% costlier
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist Bachelor's Degree 1 7% cheaper

Calculators

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About Texas A & M University Corpus Christi

Texas A & M University Corpus Christi is a four year public college located in Corpus Christi, Texas.  Full time enrollment is 8,184 and part time is 3,745. Learn more about getting accepted at Texas A & M University Corpus Christi at CollegeSimply.

Students attending this school may pursue both undergraduate and graduate degrees.

Address
Texas A & M University Corpus Christi
6300 Ocean Dr.
Corpus Christi, Texas
78412-5503

For Profit / Not For Profit Status

Texas A & M University Corpus Christi is a public not for profit institution. Public schools often represent the best value for your education dollar, especially when students qualify for in-state tuition.

Texas A & M University Corpus Christi cost and financial aid data source: U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=224147 IPEDS survey data.