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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

    Laredo Community College

    Laredo, TX
    Tuition & Fees
    $3,900
    Years Accredited
    57 (1957)
    Student Population
    13,351
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  3. School Name

    Lee College

    Baytown, TX
    Tuition & Fees
    $2,190
    Years Accredited
    66 (1948)
    Student Population
    9,640
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  4. School Name

    LeTourneau University

    Longview, TX
    Tuition & Fees
    $24,540
    Years Accredited
    44 (1970)
    Student Population
    4,166
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  5. School Name

    Lone Star College System

    The Woodlands, TX
    Tuition & Fees
    $3,088
    Years Accredited
    41 (1973)
    Student Population
    98,313
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  6. School Name

    Lubbock Christian University

    Lubbock, TX
    Tuition & Fees
    $17,760
    Years Accredited
    51 (1963)
    Student Population
    2,611
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  7. School Name

    McLennan Community College

    Waco, TX
    Tuition & Fees
    $3,192
    Years Accredited
    46 (1968)
    Student Population
    14,738
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  8. School Name

    McMurry University

    Abilene, TX
    Tuition & Fees
    $23,480
    Years Accredited
    65 (1949)
    Student Population
    1,805
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  9. School Name

    Messenger College

    Euless, TX
    Tuition & Fees
    $8,410
    Years Accredited
    16 (1998)
    Student Population
    72
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    Bachelors
    School Website
  10. School Name

    Midland College

    Midland, TX
    Tuition & Fees
    $3,780
    Years Accredited
    39 (1975)
    Student Population
    11,269
    School Type
    Public, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    Bachelors
    School Website
  11. School Name

    Midwestern State University

    Wichita Falls, TX
    Tuition & Fees
    $7,632
    Years Accredited
    64 (1950)
    Student Population
    7,198
    School Type
    Public, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  12. School Name

    Mountain View College

    Dallas, TX
    Tuition & Fees
    $2,490
    Years Accredited
    42 (1972)
    Student Population
    15,828
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  13. School Name

    National American University-Austin

    Austin, TX
    Tuition & Fees
    $12,459
    Years Accredited
    6 (2008)
    Student Population
    760
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    Bachelors
    School Website
  14. School Name

    National American University-Mesquite

    Mesquite, TX
    Tuition & Fees
    $12,459
    Years Accredited
    2 (2011)
    Student Population
    233
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    Bachelors
    School Website
  15. School Name

    Navarro College

    Corsicana, TX
    Tuition & Fees
    $2,682
    Years Accredited
    60 (1954)
    Student Population
    15,087
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  16. School Name

    North Central Texas College

    Gainesville, TX
    Tuition & Fees
    $2,232
    Years Accredited
    53 (1961)
    Student Population
    14,921
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  17. School Name

    North Lake College

    Irving, TX
    Tuition & Fees
    $2,490
    Years Accredited
    35 (1979)
    Student Population
    20,317
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  18. School Name

    Northeast Texas Community College

    Mount Pleasant, TX
    Tuition & Fees
    $2,844
    Years Accredited
    27 (1987)
    Student Population
    4,477
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  19. School Name

    Northwest Vista College

    San Antonio, TX
    Tuition & Fees
    $5,500
    Years Accredited
    89 (1925)
    Student Population
    21,433
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  20. School Name

    Northwood University-Texas

    Cedar Hill, TX
    Tuition & Fees
    $20,996
    Years Accredited
    48 (1966)
    Student Population
    851
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  21. School Name

    Odessa College

    Odessa, TX
    Tuition & Fees
    $3,400
    Years Accredited
    62 (1952)
    Student Population
    7,090
    School Type
    Public, 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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