Texas In State Total Cost Ranking

The Cheapest Colleges in Texas by In State Total Cost for 2023

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 2021/2022 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 $11,836.

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 2021/2022 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2021/2022 academic year.

Texas' Cheapest Colleges by In State Total Cost
College In State Total Cost Rating Value
#21 Sul Ross State University

Alpine, Public Not For Profit

$18,998 NA NA
#22 Tarleton State University

Stephenville, Public Not For Profit

$19,046 37 17
#23 Wiley College

Marshall, Private Not For Profit

$19,100 NA NA
#24 West Texas A & M University

Canyon, Public Not For Profit

$19,352 36 17
#25 Angelo State University

San Angelo, Public Not For Profit

$19,366 34 21
#26 Texas Woman's University

Denton, Public Not For Profit

$19,830 40 45
#27 Brown Mackie College San Antonio

San Antonio, Private For Profit

$19,998 NA NA
#28 Northwood University Texas

Cedar Hill, Private Not For Profit

$20,228 NA NA
#29 Texas A & M University Texarkana

Texarkana, Public Not For Profit

$20,368 50 65
#30 Texas Southern University

Houston, Public Not For Profit

$20,491 27 9
#31 Midwestern State University

Wichita Falls, Public Not For Profit

$20,534 36 42
#32 Texas A & M University Kingsville

Kingsville, Public Not For Profit

$20,559 36 24
#33 The University of Texas at San Antonio

San Antonio, Public Not For Profit

$20,622 33 18
#34 Texas A & M University Commerce

Commerce, Public Not For Profit

$20,650 33 21
#35 North American College

Houston, Private Not For Profit

$20,674 NA NA
#36 Texas College

Tyler, Private Not For Profit

$20,708 NA NA
#37 Sam Houston State University

Huntsville, Public Not For Profit

$20,746 37 16
#38 The University of Texas at El Paso

El Paso, Public Not For Profit

$20,872 NA NA
#39 University of Houston

Houston, Public Not For Profit

$21,028 57 62
#40 The University of Texas at Tyler

Tyler, Public Not For Profit

$21,153 54 62