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
#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
#41 Texas Tech University

Lubbock, Public Not For Profit

$16,704 57 50
#42 The University of Texas Pan American

Edinburg, Public Not For Profit

$16,792 36 65
#43 The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

San Antonio, Public Not For Profit

$17,172 NA NA
#44 Texas A & M University Commerce

Commerce, Public Not For Profit

$17,460 39 35
#45 The University of Texas at San Antonio

San Antonio, Public Not For Profit

$17,511 37 27
#46 Dallas Christian College

Dallas, Private Not For Profit

$18,176 34 1
#47 Texas A & M University Kingsville

Kingsville, Public Not For Profit

$18,191 37 30
#48 Texas A & M University Texarkana

Texarkana, Public Not For Profit

$18,213 44 43
#49 University of North Texas

Denton, Public Not For Profit

$18,423 47 59
#50 Chamberlain College of Nursing Texas

Houston, Private For Profit

$18,495 NA NA
#51 Sul Ross State University

Alpine, Public Not For Profit

$18,590 NA NA
#52 Career Point College

San Antonio, Private For Profit

$18,650 NA NA
#53 Southwestern Assemblies of God University

Waxahachie, Private Not For Profit

$18,874 22 NA
#54 Texas State University

San Marcos, Public Not For Profit

$19,868 47 39
#55 Texas Southern University

Houston, Public Not For Profit

$20,097 17 1
#56 The University of Texas at Tyler

Tyler, Public Not For Profit

$20,550 50 91
#57 University of Houston

Houston, Public Not For Profit

$20,747 57 72
#58 Wayland Baptist University

Plainview, Private Not For Profit

$21,360 45 9
#59 Southwestern Adventist University

Keene, Private Not For Profit

$21,528 40 15
#60 Prairie View A & M University

Prairie View, Public Not For Profit

$21,911 20 6
#61 The University of Texas at El Paso

El Paso, Public Not For Profit

$22,556 NA NA
#62 Lubbock Christian University

Lubbock, Private Not For Profit

$23,130 46 20
#63 The University of Texas at Arlington

Arlington, Public Not For Profit

$25,713 44 44
#64 Howard Payne University

Brownwood, Private Not For Profit

$25,998 47 31
#65 East Texas Baptist University

Marshall, Private Not For Profit

$26,100 35 10
#66 University of Mary Hardin Baylor

Belton, Private Not For Profit

$27,450 41 9
#67 Texas Wesleyan University

Fort Worth, Private Not For Profit

$27,644 48 32
#68 McMurry University

Abilene, Private Not For Profit

$27,834 40 29
#69 Our Lady of the Lake University San Antonio

San Antonio, Private Not For Profit

$28,330 40 45
#70 Hardin Simmons University

Abilene, Private Not For Profit

$28,390 47 46
#71 Dallas Baptist University

Dallas, Private Not For Profit

$29,220 59 37
#72 Schreiner University

Kerrville, Private Not For Profit

$29,500 33 6
#73 University of the Incarnate Word

San Antonio, Private Not For Profit

$29,900 42 20
#74 LeTourneau University

Longview, Private Not For Profit

$30,520 63 68
#75 Texas Lutheran University

Seguin, Private Not For Profit

$30,550 47 52
#76 University of St Thomas

Houston, Private Not For Profit

$30,800 59 87
#77 St. Mary's University

San Antonio, Private Not For Profit

$31,170 56 72
#78 Houston Baptist University

Houston, Private Not For Profit

$31,400 49 59
#79 Concordia University Texas

Austin, Private Not For Profit

$31,960 32 7
#80 Texas A & M University College Station

College Station, Public Not For Profit

$34,981 78 87
#81 Abilene Christian University

Abilene, Private Not For Profit

$36,250 58 49
#82 The University of Texas at Dallas

Richardson, Public Not For Profit

$38,168 66 94
#83 The University of Texas at Austin

Austin, Public Not For Profit

$38,326 80 90
#84 University of Dallas

Irving, Private Not For Profit

$39,680 72 87
#85 Austin College

Sherman, Private Not For Profit

$40,970 69 89
#86 Baylor University

Waco, Private Not For Profit

$42,842 76 61
#87 Southwestern University

Georgetown, Private Not For Profit

$43,560 70 81
#88 Trinity University

San Antonio, Private Not For Profit

$44,064 85 92
#89 Saint Edward's University

Austin, Private Not For Profit

$46,690 59 61
#90 Rice University

Houston, Private Not For Profit

$48,330 98 99
#91 Texas Christian University

Fort Worth, Private Not For Profit

$49,160 82 76
#92 Southern Methodist University

Dallas, Private Not For Profit

$50,200 86 82