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
#21 College of Biblical Studies Houston

Houston, Private Not For Profit

$18,504 NA NA
#22 Tarleton State University

Stephenville, Public Not For Profit

$18,633 38 19
#23 Angelo State University

San Angelo, Public Not For Profit

$18,737 30 16
#24 Lamar University

Beaumont, Public Not For Profit

$18,855 30 25
#25 Texas Woman's University

Denton, Public Not For Profit

$19,035 36 40
#26 Wiley College

Marshall, Private Not For Profit

$19,100 NA NA
#27 Sul Ross State University

Alpine, Public Not For Profit

$19,345 30 19
#28 Sam Houston State University

Huntsville, Public Not For Profit

$19,786 37 19
#29 Texas A & M University Kingsville

Kingsville, Public Not For Profit

$19,810 36 24
#30 North American College

Houston, Private Not For Profit

$19,922 NA NA
#31 Texas A & M University Texarkana

Texarkana, Public Not For Profit

$19,964 45 54
#32 Brown Mackie College San Antonio

San Antonio, Private For Profit

$19,998 NA NA
#33 The University of Texas at Tyler

Tyler, Public Not For Profit

$20,056 47 51
#34 Texas Southern University

Houston, Public Not For Profit

$20,099 27 9
#35 Northwood University Texas

Cedar Hill, Private Not For Profit

$20,228 NA NA
#36 Midwestern State University

Wichita Falls, Public Not For Profit

$20,350 41 52
#37 Paul Quinn College

Dallas, Private Not For Profit

$20,442 13 NA
#38 Texas A & M University Commerce

Commerce, Public Not For Profit

$20,563 37 30
#39 University of Houston

Houston, Public Not For Profit

$20,567 57 64
#40 The University of Texas at El Paso

El Paso, Public Not For Profit

$20,578 NA NA
#41 Texas College

Tyler, Private Not For Profit

$20,700 NA NA
#42 Prairie View A & M University

Prairie View, Public Not For Profit

$21,344 23 9
#43 Stephen F Austin State University

Nacogdoches, Public Not For Profit

$21,444 38 34
#44 Texas A & M University Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi, Public Not For Profit

$21,904 38 12
#45 University of North Texas

Denton, Public Not For Profit

$21,978 44 56
#46 American InterContinental University Houston

Houston, Private For Profit

$22,339 NA NA
#47 Texas State University

San Marcos, Public Not For Profit

$22,495 46 38
#48 Jarvis Christian College

Hawkins, Private Not For Profit

$22,600 NA NA
#49 Texas Tech University

Lubbock, Public Not For Profit

$22,756 57 48
#50 The University of Texas at Arlington

Arlington, Public Not For Profit

$22,954 44 32
#51 Wade College

Dallas, Private For Profit

$22,995 NA NA
#52 National American University Austin

Austin, Private For Profit

$23,559 NA NA
#53 DeVry University Texas

Irving, Private For Profit

$23,769 NA NA
#54 Arlington Baptist College

Arlington, Private Not For Profit

$23,770 NA NA
#55 Huston Tillotson University

Austin, Private Not For Profit

$24,152 18 1
#56 The University of Texas at Austin

Austin, Public Not For Profit

$24,448 81 88
#57 Texas A & M University College Station

College Station, Public Not For Profit

$25,405 79 86
#58 The University of Texas at Dallas

Richardson, Public Not For Profit

$26,954 66 93
#59 The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

San Antonio, Public Not For Profit

$27,239 NA NA
#60 Career Point College

San Antonio, Private For Profit

$27,600 NA NA
#61 Southwestern Assemblies of God University

Waxahachie, Private Not For Profit

$28,740 22 NA
#62 Dallas Christian College

Dallas, Private Not For Profit

$29,106 NA NA
#63 Wayland Baptist University

Plainview, Private Not For Profit

$31,072 50 18
#64 Southwestern Adventist University

Keene, Private Not For Profit

$31,936 46 25
#65 Chamberlain College of Nursing Texas

Houston, Private For Profit

$32,489 NA NA
#66 Lubbock Christian University

Lubbock, Private Not For Profit

$33,630 42 13
#67 East Texas Baptist University

Marshall, Private Not For Profit

$38,414 NA NA
#68 McMurry University

Abilene, Private Not For Profit

$38,908 42 39
#69 Howard Payne University

Brownwood, Private Not For Profit

$39,546 NA NA
#70 Our Lady of the Lake University San Antonio

San Antonio, Private Not For Profit

$40,168 41 47
#71 University of Mary Hardin Baylor

Belton, Private Not For Profit

$41,184 42 10
#72 Dallas Baptist University

Dallas, Private Not For Profit

$41,828 57 43
#73 Hardin Simmons University

Abilene, Private Not For Profit

$41,844 42 34
#74 University of St Thomas

Houston, Private Not For Profit

$42,124 NA NA
#75 Schreiner University

Kerrville, Private Not For Profit

$42,617 35 6
#76 Texas Lutheran University

Seguin, Private Not For Profit

$43,540 45 51
#77 Houston Baptist University

Houston, Private Not For Profit

$43,564 44 57
#78 LeTourneau University

Longview, Private Not For Profit

$44,172 58 51
#79 St. Mary's University

San Antonio, Private Not For Profit

$46,000 54 71
#80 Concordia University Texas

Austin, Private Not For Profit

$46,506 35 7
#81 Texas Wesleyan University

Fort Worth, Private Not For Profit

$46,536 49 47
#82 University of the Incarnate Word

San Antonio, Private Not For Profit

$46,700 42 26
#83 Abilene Christian University

Abilene, Private Not For Profit

$50,400 59 48
#84 Austin College

Sherman, Private Not For Profit

$56,592 70 91
#85 Southwestern University

Georgetown, Private Not For Profit

$58,180 67 70
#86 University of Dallas

Irving, Private Not For Profit

$59,280 70 85
#87 Trinity University

San Antonio, Private Not For Profit

$61,196 84 91
#88 Saint Edward's University

Austin, Private Not For Profit

$63,604 NA NA
#89 Baylor University

Waco, Private Not For Profit

$63,804 NA NA
#90 Texas Christian University

Fort Worth, Private Not For Profit

$66,600 82 68
#91 Rice University

Houston, Private Not For Profit

$66,857 98 99
#92 Southern Methodist University

Dallas, Private Not For Profit

$76,450 86 79