Texas In State Total Cost Ranking

The Cheapest Colleges in Texas by In State Total Cost for 2022

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 2020/2021 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 $11,329.

Academic Rating is a CollegeCalc rating of a college's overall academics and effectiveness. The score ranges from zero to one hundred, with fifty being the median for all eligible colleges. Dollar value is a measure of a school's academic rating compared with the average price paid by students. 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 2020/2021 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2020/2021 academic year.

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Texas' Cheapest Colleges by In State Total Cost
College In State Total Cost Rating Value
#1 Midland College

Midland, Public Not For Profit

$11,329 NA NA
#2 South Texas College

McAllen, Public Not For Profit

$12,006 NA NA
#3 The University of Texas at Brownsville

Brownsville, Public Not For Profit

$13,126 NA NA
#4 Brazosport College

Lake Jackson, Public Not For Profit

$13,129 NA NA
#5 Baptist University of the Americas

San Antonio, Private Not For Profit

$14,750 NA NA
#6 Texas A & M University Galveston

Galveston, Public Not For Profit

$15,461 NA NA
#7 Southwestern Christian College

Terrell, Private Not For Profit

$15,570 NA NA
#8 The University of Texas of the Permian Basin

Odessa, Public Not For Profit

$16,015 44 93
#9 Baptist Missionary Association Theological Seminary

Jacksonville, Private Not For Profit

$16,200 NA NA
#10 West Texas A & M University

Canyon, Public Not For Profit

$16,952 41 32
#11 University of Phoenix Austin Campus

Austin, Private For Profit

$17,407 NA NA
#12 University of Phoenix San Antonio Campus

San Antonio, Private For Profit

$17,478 NA NA
#13 University of Phoenix Dallas Campus

Dallas, Private For Profit

$17,534 NA NA
#14 University of Phoenix Houston Campus

Houston, Private For Profit

$17,550 NA NA
#15 Texas A & M International University

Laredo, Public Not For Profit

$17,762 37 64
#16 University of Houston Downtown

Houston, Public Not For Profit

$17,890 NA NA
#17 The University of Texas at San Antonio

San Antonio, Public Not For Profit

$18,242 34 24
#18 The University of Texas Pan American

Edinburg, Public Not For Profit

$18,283 33 64
#19 University of Houston Victoria

Victoria, Public Not For Profit

$18,331 NA NA
#20 The College of Saint Thomas More

Fort Worth, Private Not For Profit

$18,450 NA NA