Texas In State Tuition Ranking

The Cheapest Colleges in Texas by In State Tuition for 2023

Cheapest Colleges in Texas by In State Tuition

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 tuition. 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 tuition 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.

The most affordable four year colleges in Texas are listed by one year's in state tuition list price for the 2021/2022 school year.

What is the cheapest college in Texas? Leading the colleges list is The University of Texas at Brownsville in Brownsville with an in state tuition of $1,800.

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 Tuition
College In State Tuition Rating Value
#21 The University of Texas at San Antonio

San Antonio, Public Not For Profit

$6,237 33 18
#22 University of Houston Downtown

Houston, Public Not For Profit

$6,252 NA NA
#23 The University of Texas of the Permian Basin

Odessa, Public Not For Profit

$6,328 52 88
#24 College of Biblical Studies Houston

Houston, Private Not For Profit

$6,576 NA NA
#25 Sul Ross State University

Alpine, Public Not For Profit

$6,774 NA NA
#26 Paul Quinn College

Dallas, Private Not For Profit

$6,960 8 NA
#27 Southwestern Christian College

Terrell, Private Not For Profit

$7,070 NA NA
#28 The University of Texas at Tyler

Tyler, Public Not For Profit

$7,200 54 62
#29 Baptist Missionary Association Theological Seminary

Jacksonville, Private Not For Profit

$7,350 NA NA
#30 Prairie View A & M University

Prairie View, Public Not For Profit

$7,387 23 8
#31 Texas Southern University

Houston, Public Not For Profit

$7,437 27 9
#32 The University of Texas at El Paso

El Paso, Public Not For Profit

$7,704 NA NA
#33 Stephen F Austin State University

Nacogdoches, Public Not For Profit

$7,842 36 31
#34 The University of Texas Pan American

Edinburg, Public Not For Profit

$7,857 31 58
#35 Texas College

Tyler, Private Not For Profit

$8,208 NA NA
#36 University of North Texas

Denton, Public Not For Profit

$8,295 43 54
#37 Texas State University

San Marcos, Public Not For Profit

$8,606 47 39
#38 University of Houston

Houston, Public Not For Profit

$8,685 57 62
#39 Texas Tech University

Lubbock, Public Not For Profit

$8,935 57 47
#40 The University of Texas at Arlington

Arlington, Public Not For Profit

$9,206 41 29