Texas Out of State Tuition Ranking

The Cheapest Colleges in Texas by Out of State Tuition for 2021

Cheapest Colleges in Texas by Out of State Tuition

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 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 out of 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 out of state tuition list price for the 2018/2019 school year.

What is the cheapest college in Texas? Leading the colleges list is The University of Texas at Brownsville in Brownsville with an out of state tuition of $3,000.

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 Tuition
College Out of State Tuition Rating Value
#1 The University of Texas at Brownsville

Brownsville, Public Not For Profit

$3,000 NA NA
#2 Brazosport College

Lake Jackson, Public Not For Profit

$4,052 NA NA
#3 Midland College

Midland, Public Not For Profit

$4,800 NA NA
#4 The University of Texas of the Permian Basin

Odessa, Public Not For Profit

$5,707 39 50
#5 Baptist University of the Americas

San Antonio, Private Not For Profit

$5,760 NA NA
#6 South Texas College

McAllen, Public Not For Profit

$6,000 NA NA
#7 Paul Quinn College

Dallas, Private Not For Profit

$6,125 8 NA
#8 Baptist Missionary Association Theological Seminary

Jacksonville, Private Not For Profit

$6,600 NA NA
#9 West Texas A & M University

Canyon, Public Not For Profit

$6,960 37 36
#10 Southwestern Christian College

Terrell, Private Not For Profit

$7,070 NA NA
#11 Midwestern State University

Wichita Falls, Public Not For Profit

$7,517 38 53
#12 Texas College

Tyler, Private Not For Profit

$8,200 NA NA
#13 North American College

Houston, Private Not For Profit

$9,450 NA NA
#14 College of Biblical Studies Houston

Houston, Private Not For Profit

$9,480 NA NA
#15 Wiley College

Marshall, Private Not For Profit

$10,118 NA NA
#16 Northwood University Texas

Cedar Hill, Private Not For Profit

$10,200 NA NA
#17 Jarvis Christian College

Hawkins, Private Not For Profit

$10,400 NA NA
#18 University of Phoenix Austin Campus

Austin, Private For Profit

$10,417 NA NA
#19 University of Phoenix San Antonio Campus

San Antonio, Private For Profit

$10,488 NA NA
#20 University of Phoenix Dallas Campus

Dallas, Private For Profit

$10,544 NA NA