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
#21 University of Phoenix Houston Campus

Houston, Private For Profit

$10,560 NA NA
#22 The College of Saint Thomas More

Fort Worth, Private Not For Profit

$12,000 NA NA
#23 Brown Mackie College San Antonio

San Antonio, Private For Profit

$12,132 NA NA
#24 Huston Tillotson University

Austin, Private Not For Profit

$12,262 17 NA
#25 Arlington Baptist College

Arlington, Private Not For Profit

$12,750 NA NA
#26 Texas A & M University Galveston

Galveston, Public Not For Profit

$12,940 NA NA
#27 Texas A & M International University

Laredo, Public Not For Profit

$13,946 37 74
#28 American InterContinental University Houston

Houston, Private For Profit

$14,250 NA NA
#29 Tarleton State University

Stephenville, Public Not For Profit

$14,296 40 20
#30 Wade College

Dallas, Private For Profit

$14,440 NA NA
#31 Angelo State University

San Angelo, Public Not For Profit

$14,460 30 18
#32 Texas A & M University Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi, Public Not For Profit

$14,695 39 21
#33 National American University Austin

Austin, Private For Profit

$15,000 NA NA
#34 University of Houston Victoria

Victoria, Public Not For Profit

$15,024 46 75
#35 Texas Woman's University

Denton, Public Not For Profit

$15,559 38 47
#36 University of Houston Downtown

Houston, Public Not For Profit

$15,720 29 43
#37 DeVry University Texas

Irving, Private For Profit

$15,835 NA NA
#38 Sam Houston State University

Huntsville, Public Not For Profit

$15,984 38 26
#39 Lamar University

Beaumont, Public Not For Profit

$16,160 31 16
#40 Stephen F Austin State University

Nacogdoches, Public Not For Profit

$16,224 37 30