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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 2017/2018 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 $11,951.

Rating is a CollegeCalc proprietary national percentile ranking of a college's overall difficulty and educational effectiveness. An average score is 50. Dollar value is a measure of a school's academic rating compared with the average net price paid. 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 2017-2018 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2017-2018 academic year.

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Texas' Cheapest Colleges by Out of State Total Cost
Out of State Total Cost College Rating $Value
$20,228
Out of State Total Cost
21) Northwood University Texas
Cedar Hill, Private Not For Profit
- -
$21,044
Out of State Total Cost
22) Wiley College
Marshall, Private Not For Profit
- -
$21,100
Out of State Total Cost
23) Arlington Baptist College
Arlington, Private Not For Profit
- -
$21,160
Out of State Total Cost
24) Jarvis Christian College
Hawkins, Private Not For Profit
- -
$21,246
Out of State Total Cost
25) Wade College
Dallas, Private For Profit
- -
$22,385
Out of State Total Cost
26) American InterContinental University Houston
Houston, Private For Profit
- -
$22,914
Out of State Total Cost
27) Huston Tillotson University
Austin, Private Not For Profit
35 48
$23,532
Out of State Total Cost
28) National American University Austin
Austin, Private For Profit
- -
$23,769
Out of State Total Cost
29) DeVry University Texas
Irving, Private For Profit
- -
$23,885
Out of State Total Cost
30) Texas A & M University Galveston
Galveston, Public Not For Profit
55 100
$25,793
Out of State Total Cost
31) Texas A & M International University
Laredo, Public Not For Profit
41 88
$25,931
Out of State Total Cost
32) Tarleton State University
Stephenville, Public Not For Profit
45 73
$26,027
Out of State Total Cost
33) Angelo State University
San Angelo, Public Not For Profit
32 62
$26,446
Out of State Total Cost
34) University of Houston Downtown
Houston, Public Not For Profit
12 42
$26,677
Out of State Total Cost
35) Texas Woman's University
Denton, Public Not For Profit
24 64
$26,743
Out of State Total Cost
36) The University of Texas Pan American
Edinburg, Public Not For Profit
38 92
$26,806
Out of State Total Cost
37) Wayland Baptist University
Plainview, Private Not For Profit
- -
$27,024
Out of State Total Cost
38) University of Houston Victoria
Victoria, Public Not For Profit
- -
$27,600
Out of State Total Cost
39) Career Point College
San Antonio, Private For Profit
- -
$27,746
Out of State Total Cost
40) Stephen F Austin State University
Nacogdoches, Public Not For Profit
46 70