Texas Out of State Total Cost Ranking

The Cheapest Colleges in Texas by Out of State Total Cost for 2021

Cheapest Colleges in Texas by Out of State Total Cost

If you're looking for an affordable university in Texas but aren't a state resident, these are the least expensive out of state colleges to consider. Additionally, if you are a foreign citizen and cannot qualify for in-state tuition, these are the cheapest universities in Texas for international students.

Affordable doesn't simply mean finding a school with a low published out of 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 out of 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 out of state total cost list price for the 2018/2019 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 out of state total cost of $12,262.

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 2019/2020 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2019/2020 academic year.

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

Midland, Public Not For Profit

$12,262 NA NA
#2 The University of Texas at Brownsville

Brownsville, Public Not For Profit

$14,011 NA NA
#3 Baptist Missionary Association Theological Seminary

Jacksonville, Private Not For Profit

$14,100 NA NA
#4 Baptist University of the Americas

San Antonio, Private Not For Profit

$14,750 NA NA
#5 South Texas College

McAllen, Public Not For Profit

$15,153 NA NA
#6 Brazosport College

Lake Jackson, Public Not For Profit

$15,227 NA NA
#7 Southwestern Christian College

Terrell, Private Not For Profit

$15,569 NA NA
#8 Paul Quinn College

Dallas, Private Not For Profit

$16,225 8 NA
#9 University of Phoenix Austin Campus

Austin, Private For Profit

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

San Antonio, Private For Profit

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

Dallas, Private For Profit

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

Houston, Private For Profit

$17,550 NA NA
#13 West Texas A & M University

Canyon, Public Not For Profit

$18,037 37 36
#14 The University of Texas of the Permian Basin

Odessa, Public Not For Profit

$18,352 39 50
#15 The College of Saint Thomas More

Fort Worth, Private Not For Profit

$18,450 NA NA
#16 Brown Mackie College San Antonio

San Antonio, Private For Profit

$19,998 NA NA
#17 North American College

Houston, Private Not For Profit

$20,102 NA NA
#18 Northwood University Texas

Cedar Hill, Private Not For Profit

$20,228 NA NA
#19 Texas College

Tyler, Private Not For Profit

$20,300 NA NA
#20 Wiley College

Marshall, Private Not For Profit

$21,006 NA NA