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208 Schools in Texas Match Your Criteria

  1. School Name Tuition & Fees Years Accredited Student Population School Type Degree Levels
  2. School Name

    East Texas Baptist University

    Marshall, TX
    Tuition & Fees
    $21,530
    Years Accredited
    57 (1957)
    Student Population
    1,345
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  3. School Name

    Eastfield College

    Mesquite, TX
    Tuition & Fees
    $2,490
    Years Accredited
    42 (1972)
    Student Population
    24,797
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  4. School Name

    El Centro College

    Dallas, TX
    Tuition & Fees
    $2,490
    Years Accredited
    46 (1968)
    Student Population
    20,288
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  5. School Name

    El Paso Community College

    El Paso, TX
    Tuition & Fees
    $1,966
    Years Accredited
    39 (1975)
    Student Population
    41,258
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  6. School Name

    Faris Technical Institute Inc

    Nederland, TX
    Tuition & Fees
    -
    Years Accredited
    16 (1997)
    Student Population
    48
    School Type
    Private for-profit, less-than 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    School Website
  7. School Name

    Frank Phillips College

    Borger, TX
    Tuition & Fees
    $3,250
    Years Accredited
    56 (1958)
    Student Population
    1,402
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  8. School Name

    Galen College of Nursing-San Antonio

    San Antonio, TX
    Tuition & Fees
    -
    Years Accredited
    23 (1990)
    Student Population
    1,633
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  9. School Name

    Galveston College

    Galveston, TX
    Tuition & Fees
    $2,260
    Years Accredited
    45 (1969)
    Student Population
    3,437
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  10. School Name

    Grayson College

    Denison, TX
    Tuition & Fees
    $2,300
    Years Accredited
    47 (1967)
    Student Population
    7,255
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  11. School Name

    Hallmark College of Technology/Hallmark College of Aeronautics

    San Antonio, TX
    Tuition & Fees
    -
    Years Accredited
    27 (1986)
    Student Population
    1,242
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    Bachelors
    School Website
  12. School Name

    Hardin-Simmons University

    Abilene, TX
    Tuition & Fees
    $22,560
    Years Accredited
    87 (1927)
    Student Population
    2,597
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Certificate (Post-Masters)
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  13. School Name

    Hill College

    Hillsboro, TX
    Tuition & Fees
    $2,670
    Years Accredited
    48 (1966)
    Student Population
    6,556
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  14. School Name

    Houston Baptist University

    Houston, TX
    Tuition & Fees
    $26,795
    Years Accredited
    46 (1968)
    Student Population
    2,828
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  15. School Name

    Houston Community College

    Houston, TX
    Tuition & Fees
    $3,355
    Years Accredited
    37 (1977)
    Student Population
    93,625
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  16. School Name

    Howard College

    Big Spring, TX
    Tuition & Fees
    $3,242
    Years Accredited
    59 (1955)
    Student Population
    6,271
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  17. School Name

    Howard Payne University

    Brownwood, TX
    Tuition & Fees
    $22,560
    Years Accredited
    66 (1948)
    Student Population
    1,296
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  18. School Name

    Huston-Tillotson University

    Austin, TX
    Tuition & Fees
    $13,054
    Years Accredited
    71 (1943)
    Student Population
    1,088
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Bachelors
    School Website
  19. School Name

    Interactive Learning Systems-Houston

    Houston, TX
    Tuition & Fees
    -
    Years Accredited
    24 (1989)
    Student Population
    58
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  20. School Name

    Interactive Learning Systems-North Houston

    Houston, TX
    Tuition & Fees
    -
    Years Accredited
    11 (2002)
    Student Population
    52
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  21. School Name

    Interactive Learning Systems-Pasadena

    Pasadena, TX
    Tuition & Fees
    -
    Years Accredited
    24 (1989)
    Student Population
    43
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
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College Costs

According to a 2012 report by the College Board, students in Texas saw a 27.3% increase in tuition costs between 2000 and 2010. The most recent report from Grapevine notes that state funding of higher education increased 8.4% between fiscal years 2009 and 2014. Public policy organization Demos reported in 2012 that higher education tuition and fees during the 2009-2010 school year amounted to 29% of the median household income in Texas, and they predicted that paying for college would become more difficult for many middle-class families in coming years.

College Enrollment

From 2000 to 2010, enrollment at Texas’s public colleges and universities increased 48.9%, nearly double the national average, despite increases in tuition. The Texas Higher Education Data found that enrollment at independent two-year colleges decreased overall between 2008 and 2012, though they experienced an increased enrollment between 2009 and 2011. According to a 2013 article on Inside Higher Education, Texas A&M announced an initiative called 25 by 25, an effort to increase enrollment of students in STEM programs to 25,000 by 2025.

Higher Education Initiatives

  1. Official State Links

  2. College Savings

    • Texas College Savings Plan: Texas College Savings Plan offers two investment styles: age-based portfolios and static portfolios. Both of these options are managed by OFI Private Investments. This plan gives account holders the flexibility to rebalance their contributions or change allocations at any time.
    • Texas Tuition Promise Funds: This prepaid tuition plan is one of the newest 529 plans for Texas residents. There are three types of plans, and participation is limited to Texas residents; account holders pay for tuition and fees to be used by a beneficiary at a later date at public two-year and four-year colleges and universities in Texas.
    • Lonestar 529 Plans: To open a Lonestar 529 plan, account holders need just $25, and they choose from age-based or static investment options. Investments are managed by OFI Private Investments Inc., a subsidiary of OppenheimerFunds, Inc., TIAA-CREF, Dreyfus Investments and Thornburg Investments.
  3. Education Nonprofits

    • Texas Coalition for Excellence in Higher Education: The Texas Coalition for Excellence in Higher Education is dedicated to raising awareness of issues in higher education. The coalition’s membership is focused on promoting policies to expand access to, and increase affordability of, higher education across the state.
    • Texas Association of Chicanos in Higher Education: This organization is dedicated to improving education and employment opportunities for Hispanics in Texas. The advocacy group works to provide forums for discussion of education-related issues.
    • Educate Texas: This nonprofit works with student to prepare them for higher education and the workforce. It is a public-private organization that uses collaborative methods to reach its goals.
  4. Higher Education News

Higher Education in Texas

Texas Schools vs US State Average

Graduation Rate and Average Test score at Public 4-year Institutions

    • 51% Texas
      Graduation Rate
    • 1446 SAT Texas
      Average Test Score
    • 56% National
      Graduation Rate
    • 21.1 ACT National
      Average Test Score

Average Tuitions and Fees in Texas

  • TX US
    Public 2-Year
  • TX US
    Public 4-Year
  • TX US
    Private 4-year

Texas Institutions

  • TX US
    Degree-Granting Institutions
  • TX US
    Public
    Institutions
  • TX US
    Private Not-For-Profit Institutions
  • TX US
    Private For-Profit Institutions

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