Cheapest Colleges in Texas by In State Total Cost

If you're looking for an affordable university and you are a resident of Texas these are the least expensive in state colleges to consider.

Affordable doesn't simply mean finding a school with a low published in state total cost. It's important to research the typical financial aid package offered by a school, the average net price actually paid and most importantly the quality of education you receive for your tuition dollar. Sometimes a school which appears cheap based on list price can be a poor relative value if it can't award competitive financial aid or doesn't offer a quality education. The list below is a ranking on published in state total cost with no consideration of actual average price paid or academic quality of the school. Please see the CollegeCalc best value colleges in Texas list for a ranking which considers school quality and average net price.

Total cost may factor in an estimated off-campus living expense if a school doens't provide housing. This estimate may vary widely by college. To view a rank by academic fees alone please see our Texas tuition ranking.

The most affordable four year colleges in Texas are listed by one year's in state total cost list price for the 2017/2018 school year. Total cost includes tuition, room and board or estimated off campus living expenses, books and supplies and other fees.

What is the cheapest college in Texas? Leading the colleges list is Midland College in Midland with an in state total cost of $10,691.

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 rating methodology.

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.

Texas' Cheapest Colleges by In State Total Cost
In State Total Cost College Rating $Value
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1) Midland College
Midland, Public Not For Profit
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2) South Texas College
McAllen, Public Not For Profit
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3) The University of Texas at Brownsville
Brownsville, Public Not For Profit
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4) Baptist Missionary Association Theological Seminary
Jacksonville, Private Not For Profit
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5) Brazosport College
Lake Jackson, Public Not For Profit
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6) Baptist University of the Americas
San Antonio, Private Not For Profit
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7) Southwestern Christian College
Terrell, Private Not For Profit
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8) Paul Quinn College
Dallas, Private Not For Profit
52 78
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9) Texas A & M University Galveston
Galveston, Public Not For Profit
55 100
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10) Angelo State University
San Angelo, Public Not For Profit
32 62
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11) University of Houston Victoria
Victoria, Public Not For Profit
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12) Tarleton State University
Stephenville, Public Not For Profit
45 73
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13) Texas A & M International University
Laredo, Public Not For Profit
41 88
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14) West Texas A & M University
Canyon, Public Not For Profit
46 74
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15) University of Houston Downtown
Houston, Public Not For Profit
12 42
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16) Texas Woman's University
Denton, Public Not For Profit
24 64
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17) The University of Texas Pan American
Edinburg, Public Not For Profit
38 92
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18) University of Phoenix Austin Campus
Austin, Private For Profit
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19) University of Phoenix San Antonio Campus
San Antonio, Private For Profit
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20) University of Phoenix Dallas Campus
Dallas, Private For Profit
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