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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

    Our Lady of the Lake University-San Antonio

    San Antonio, TX
    Tuition & Fees
    $23,420
    Years Accredited
    91 (1923)
    Student Population
    2,870
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Certificate (Post-Masters)
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  3. School Name

    Palo Alto College

    San Antonio, TX
    Tuition & Fees
    $5,500
    Years Accredited
    27 (1987)
    Student Population
    14,038
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  4. School Name

    Panola College

    Carthage, TX
    Tuition & Fees
    $2,568
    Years Accredited
    54 (1960)
    Student Population
    3,497
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  5. School Name

    Paris Junior College

    Paris, TX
    Tuition & Fees
    $2,100
    Years Accredited
    80 (1934)
    Student Population
    8,364
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  6. School Name

    Paul Quinn College

    Dallas, TX
    Tuition & Fees
    $12,400
    Years Accredited
    3 (2011)
    Student Population
    222
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Bachelors
    School Website
  7. School Name

    PCCenter

    DeSoto, TX
    Tuition & Fees
    -
    Years Accredited
    7 (2007)
    Student Population
    90
    School Type
    Private for-profit, less-than 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    School Website
  8. School Name

    Pima Medical Institute-Houston

    Houston, TX
    Tuition & Fees
    -
    Years Accredited
    5 (2009)
    Student Population
    564
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  9. School Name

    Prairie View A & M University

    Prairie View, TX
    Tuition & Fees
    $6,404
    Years Accredited
    80 (1934)
    Student Population
    9,699
    School Type
    Public, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  10. School Name

    Ranger College

    Ranger, TX
    Tuition & Fees
    $3,330
    Years Accredited
    46 (1968)
    Student Population
    2,533
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  11. School Name

    Richland College

    Dallas, TX
    Tuition & Fees
    $2,490
    Years Accredited
    40 (1974)
    Student Population
    34,219
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  12. School Name

    Rio Grande Bible Institute

    Edinburg, TX
    Tuition & Fees
    $1,880
    Years Accredited
    15 (1999)
    Student Population
    153
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Bachelors
    School Website
  13. School Name

    Saint Edward's University

    Austin, TX
    Tuition & Fees
    $31,110
    Years Accredited
    56 (1958)
    Student Population
    5,920
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  14. School Name

    Sam Houston State University

    Huntsville, TX
    Tuition & Fees
    $6,608
    Years Accredited
    89 (1925)
    Student Population
    20,125
    School Type
    Public, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  15. School Name

    San Antonio College

    San Antonio, TX
    Tuition & Fees
    $5,500
    Years Accredited
    62 (1952)
    Student Population
    38,811
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  16. School Name

    San Jacinto Community College

    Pasadena, TX
    Tuition & Fees
    $2,296
    Years Accredited
    53 (1961)
    Student Population
    41,508
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  17. School Name

    Sanford-Brown College-Dallas

    Dallas, TX
    Tuition & Fees
    $15,891
    Years Accredited
    21 (1993)
    Student Population
    1,290
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  18. School Name

    Sanford-Brown College-Houston

    Houston, TX
    Tuition & Fees
    $15,839
    Years Accredited
    9 (2005)
    Student Population
    2,037
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  19. School Name

    Sanford-Brown College-Houston North Loop

    Houston, TX
    Tuition & Fees
    $16,070
    Years Accredited
    9 (2005)
    Student Population
    624
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  20. School Name

    Sanford-Brown College-San Antonio

    San Antonio, TX
    Tuition & Fees
    $15,839
    Years Accredited
    5 (2009)
    Student Population
    549
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  21. School Name

    Schreiner University

    Kerrville, TX
    Tuition & Fees
    $21,540
    Years Accredited
    80 (1934)
    Student Population
    1,345
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Certificate (Post-Masters)
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Masters
    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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