College Costs in Texas

The 2024 Directory of Texas Colleges and Prices

Texas Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2024

How much does it cost to attend college in Texas?   The average annual in-state college tuition in Texas was $11,721 for the 2021-2022 academic year. This is $3,531 lower than the U.S. average and ranks Texas in the middle of the pack as the 35th most expensive state or district to attend college. This is a change of -$138 from the 2019-2020 average of $11,859 and represents a -1.16% annual decline in tuition costs. The list of Texas colleges below provides school specific cost and value rating.

This analysis surveyed tuition data from the 181 colleges and universities in Texas, the most popular being Texas A & M University College Station with 63,842 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $9,339. Southern Methodist University is the most expensive in Texas with an in-state tuition of $55,012.

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2023 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2022-2023 academic year.


181 results

The University of Texas at Austin
T
Austin, TX

The University of Texas at Austin

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

$11,698 Tuition

#14 Best Public Universities in America

  • 52,384enrollment
  • $17,434net price
  • 31%acceptance rate
  • 1230-1500SAT range
  • 26-33ACT range
  • 3.8Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Dec 1

Baylor University
B
Waco, TX

Baylor University

Private 4 Year

14 reviews

$51,738 Tuition

#5 Best Private Colleges in Texas

  • 20,709enrollment
  • $45,988net price
  • 46%acceptance rate
  • 1230-1410SAT range
  • 28-33ACT range
  • 3.74Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Feb 1

Texas A & M University College Station
T
College Station, TX

Texas A & M University College Station

Public 4 Year

6 reviews

$9,339 Tuition

#21 Best Public Universities in America

  • 74,014enrollment
  • $20,375net price
  • 63%acceptance rate
  • 1150-1390SAT range
  • 25-31ACT range
  • 3.68Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Dec 1

Texas State University
T
San Marcos, TX

Texas State University

Public 4 Year

9 reviews

$8,606 Tuition

#7 Best Public Universities in Texas

  • 38,171enrollment
  • $14,120net price
  • 88%acceptance rate
  • 980-1180SAT range
  • 19-26ACT range
  • 3.38Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Jun 1

Texas Tech University
T
Lubbock, TX

Texas Tech University

Public 4 Year

8 reviews

$8,935 Tuition

#4 Best Public Universities in Texas

  • 40,378enrollment
  • $17,896net price
  • 67%acceptance rate
  • 1090-1280SAT range
  • 23-28ACT range
  • 3.76Avg GPA

University of Houston
H
Houston, TX

University of Houston

Public 4 Year

7 reviews

$8,685 Tuition

#5 Best Public Universities in Texas

  • 46,700enrollment
  • $14,056net price
  • 66%acceptance rate
  • 1160-1330SAT range
  • 23-29ACT range
  • 3.46Avg GPA

Applications Due May 31

Rice University
R
Houston, TX

Rice University

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

$54,100 Tuition

#9 Best Colleges in America

  • 8,672enrollment
  • $19,902net price
  • 9%acceptance rate
  • 1490-1570SAT range
  • 34-36ACT range
  • 3.96Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 1

University of North Texas
N
Denton, TX

University of North Texas

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

$8,295 Tuition

#8 Best Public Universities in Texas

  • 44,767enrollment
  • $15,283net price
  • 79%acceptance rate
  • 1000-1240SAT range
  • 19-27ACT range
  • 3.46Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 1

The University of Texas at Dallas
T
Richardson, TX

The University of Texas at Dallas

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

$14,564 Tuition

#3 Best Public Universities in Texas

  • 31,570enrollment
  • $13,555net price
  • 85%acceptance rate
  • 1170-1430SAT range
  • 24-32ACT range
  • 3.78Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due May 1

Texas Christian University
T
Fort Worth, TX

Texas Christian University

Private 4 Year

4 reviews

$53,890 Tuition

#4 Best Private Colleges in Texas

  • 12,273enrollment
  • $44,190net price
  • 56%acceptance rate
  • 1140-1360SAT range
  • 26-31ACT range
  • 3.68Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Feb 1

Southern Methodist University
S
Dallas, TX

Southern Methodist University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

$55,012 Tuition

#2 Best Colleges in Texas

  • 12,053enrollment
  • $45,094net price
  • 52%acceptance rate
  • 1370-1510SAT range
  • 31-34ACT range
  • 3.68Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 15

The University of Texas at Arlington
T
Arlington, TX

The University of Texas at Arlington

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

$9,206 Tuition

#9 Best Public Universities in Texas

  • 43,946enrollment
  • $14,262net price
  • 81%acceptance rate
  • 1000-1240SAT range
  • 18-26ACT range
  • 3.43Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Jun 1

Sam Houston State University
S
Huntsville, TX

Sam Houston State University

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

$5,856 Tuition

#12 Best Public Universities in Texas

  • 21,480enrollment
  • $13,632net price
  • 85%acceptance rate
  • 960-1140SAT range
  • 18-24ACT range
  • 3.25Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 1

The University of Texas at San Antonio
T
San Antonio, TX

The University of Texas at San Antonio

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

$5,951 Tuition

#21 Best Public Universities in Texas

  • 34,393enrollment
  • $12,664net price
  • 87%acceptance rate
  • 1010-1220SAT range
  • 19-26ACT range
  • 3.36Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Jun 1

Houston Community College
H
Houston, TX

Houston Community College

Public 2 Year

2 reviews

$2,904 Tuition

 

  • 48,159enrollment
  • $6,287net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Texas Southern University
T
HBCU
Houston, TX

Texas Southern University

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

$7,437 Tuition

#27 Best Public Universities in Texas

  • 8,632enrollment
  • $11,826net price
  • 97%acceptance rate
  • 820-1000SAT range
  • 15-19ACT range
  • 3.0Avg GPA

Applications Due Jul 15

Stephen F Austin State University
S
Nacogdoches, TX

Stephen F Austin State University

Public 4 Year

8 reviews

$7,842 Tuition

#19 Best Public Universities in Texas

  • 11,327enrollment
  • $13,858net price
  • 90%acceptance rate
  • 970-1160SAT range
  • 18-24ACT range
  • 3.26Estimated Avg GPA

Tarleton State University
T
Stephenville, TX

Tarleton State University

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

$4,416 Tuition

#17 Best Public Universities in Texas

  • 14,092enrollment
  • $13,755net price
  • 87%acceptance rate
  • 950-1150SAT range
  • 18-24ACT range
  • 3.21Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 1