Texas Out of State Tuition Ranking

The Cheapest Colleges in Texas by Out of State Tuition for 2022

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 2020/2021 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 2020/2021 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2020/2021 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

$4,063 NA NA
#3 Midland College

Midland, Public Not For Profit

$4,860 NA NA
#4 Baptist University of the Americas

San Antonio, Private Not For Profit

$5,760 NA NA
#5 South Texas College

McAllen, Public Not For Profit

$6,000 NA NA
#6 Baptist Missionary Association Theological Seminary

Jacksonville, Private Not For Profit

$6,600 NA NA
#7 Southwestern Christian College

Terrell, Private Not For Profit

$7,070 NA NA
#8 West Texas A & M University

Canyon, Public Not For Profit

$7,195 41 32
#9 Paul Quinn College

Dallas, Private Not For Profit

$7,392 13 NA
#10 The University of Texas of the Permian Basin

Odessa, Public Not For Profit

$7,438 44 93
#11 Midwestern State University

Wichita Falls, Public Not For Profit

$7,658 41 52
#12 Texas College

Tyler, Private Not For Profit

$8,200 NA NA
#13 College of Biblical Studies Houston

Houston, Private Not For Profit

$9,000 NA NA
#14 Northwood University Texas

Cedar Hill, Private Not For Profit

$10,200 NA NA
#15 Jarvis Christian College

Hawkins, Private Not For Profit

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

Austin, Private For Profit

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

San Antonio, Private For Profit

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

Dallas, Private For Profit

$10,544 NA NA
#19 University of Phoenix Houston Campus

Houston, Private For Profit

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

Fort Worth, Private Not For Profit

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

San Antonio, Private For Profit

$12,132 NA NA
#22 North American College

Houston, Private Not For Profit

$12,225 NA NA
#23 Wiley College

Marshall, Private Not For Profit

$12,500 NA NA
#24 Huston Tillotson University

Austin, Private Not For Profit

$12,569 18 1
#25 Texas A & M University Galveston

Galveston, Public Not For Profit

$12,940 NA NA
#26 Arlington Baptist College

Arlington, Private Not For Profit

$13,350 NA NA
#27 Texas A & M International University

Laredo, Public Not For Profit

$13,634 37 64
#28 American InterContinental University Houston

Houston, Private For Profit

$14,099 NA NA
#29 Tarleton State University

Stephenville, Public Not For Profit

$14,123 38 19
#30 Angelo State University

San Angelo, Public Not For Profit

$14,228 30 16
#31 University of Houston Victoria

Victoria, Public Not For Profit

$14,818 NA NA
#32 Wade College

Dallas, Private For Profit

$14,880 NA NA
#33 Texas A & M University Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi, Public Not For Profit

$14,897 38 12
#34 National American University Austin

Austin, Private For Profit

$15,000 NA NA
#35 Texas Woman's University

Denton, Public Not For Profit

$15,353 36 40
#36 University of Houston Downtown

Houston, Public Not For Profit

$15,582 NA NA
#37 Sam Houston State University

Huntsville, Public Not For Profit

$15,672 37 19
#38 DeVry University Texas

Irving, Private For Profit

$15,835 NA NA
#39 Lamar University

Beaumont, Public Not For Profit

$15,945 30 25
#40 The University of Texas Pan American

Edinburg, Public Not For Profit

$17,049 33 64
#41 Texas A & M University Commerce

Commerce, Public Not For Profit

$17,060 37 30
#42 The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

San Antonio, Public Not For Profit

$17,172 NA NA
#43 The University of Texas at San Antonio

San Antonio, Public Not For Profit

$17,730 34 24
#44 University of North Texas

Denton, Public Not For Profit

$18,111 44 56
#45 Texas A & M University Kingsville

Kingsville, Public Not For Profit

$18,158 36 24
#46 Dallas Christian College

Dallas, Private Not For Profit

$18,176 NA NA
#47 Texas A & M University Texarkana

Texarkana, Public Not For Profit

$18,433 45 54
#48 Chamberlain College of Nursing Texas

Houston, Private For Profit

$18,549 NA NA
#49 Career Point College

San Antonio, Private For Profit

$18,650 NA NA
#50 Sul Ross State University

Alpine, Public Not For Profit

$18,817 30 19
#51 Stephen F Austin State University

Nacogdoches, Public Not For Profit

$18,858 38 34
#52 Southwestern Assemblies of God University

Waxahachie, Private Not For Profit

$18,874 22 NA
#53 Texas Southern University

Houston, Public Not For Profit

$19,707 27 9
#54 Texas State University

San Marcos, Public Not For Profit

$19,778 46 38
#55 Wayland Baptist University

Plainview, Private Not For Profit

$19,996 50 18
#56 University of Houston

Houston, Public Not For Profit

$20,665 57 64
#57 Texas Tech University

Lubbock, Public Not For Profit

$20,953 57 48
#58 The University of Texas at Tyler

Tyler, Public Not For Profit

$21,364 47 51
#59 Southwestern Adventist University

Keene, Private Not For Profit

$22,176 46 25
#60 The University of Texas at El Paso

El Paso, Public Not For Profit

$22,512 NA NA
#61 Prairie View A & M University

Prairie View, Public Not For Profit

$22,552 23 9
#62 Lubbock Christian University

Lubbock, Private Not For Profit

$24,060 42 13
#63 Howard Payne University

Brownwood, Private Not For Profit

$25,998 NA NA
#64 The University of Texas at Arlington

Arlington, Public Not For Profit

$26,056 44 32
#65 East Texas Baptist University

Marshall, Private Not For Profit

$26,400 NA NA
#66 University of Mary Hardin Baylor

Belton, Private Not For Profit

$28,500 42 10
#67 McMurry University

Abilene, Private Not For Profit

$28,530 42 39
#68 Texas Wesleyan University

Fort Worth, Private Not For Profit

$29,026 49 47
#69 Our Lady of the Lake University San Antonio

San Antonio, Private Not For Profit

$29,038 41 47
#70 Hardin Simmons University

Abilene, Private Not For Profit

$29,526 42 34
#71 Dallas Baptist University

Dallas, Private Not For Profit

$30,690 57 43
#72 University of St Thomas

Houston, Private Not For Profit

$30,800 NA NA
#73 University of the Incarnate Word

San Antonio, Private Not For Profit

$31,020 42 26
#74 Texas Lutheran University

Seguin, Private Not For Profit

$31,450 45 51
#75 LeTourneau University

Longview, Private Not For Profit

$31,740 58 51
#76 Schreiner University

Kerrville, Private Not For Profit

$31,938 35 6
#77 Houston Baptist University

Houston, Private Not For Profit

$32,350 44 57
#78 St. Mary's University

San Antonio, Private Not For Profit

$32,700 54 71
#79 Concordia University Texas

Austin, Private Not For Profit

$32,900 35 7
#80 Texas A & M University College Station

College Station, Public Not For Profit

$35,531 79 86
#81 Abilene Christian University

Abilene, Private Not For Profit

$37,750 59 48
#82 The University of Texas at Dallas

Richardson, Public Not For Profit

$38,970 66 93
#83 The University of Texas at Austin

Austin, Public Not For Profit

$40,032 81 88
#84 University of Dallas

Irving, Private Not For Profit

$41,660 70 85
#85 Austin College

Sherman, Private Not For Profit

$42,405 70 91
#86 Baylor University

Waco, Private Not For Profit

$44,544 NA NA
#87 Southwestern University

Georgetown, Private Not For Profit

$45,120 67 70
#88 Trinity University

San Antonio, Private Not For Profit

$45,840 84 91
#89 Saint Edward's University

Austin, Private Not For Profit

$48,326 NA NA
#90 Rice University

Houston, Private Not For Profit

$50,310 98 99
#91 Texas Christian University

Fort Worth, Private Not For Profit

$51,570 82 68
#92 Southern Methodist University

Dallas, Private Not For Profit

$51,958 86 79