Online Colleges in Texas (TX) Ranked by Cost

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A yearly median tuition of $5,047 is charged by schools that have online programs around Texas. In recent years, the median tuition has increased. This change in tuition was about 24.6%. In 2007, the median tuition was $4,050 per year at these online Texas schools.

The following graph shows the range of tuition at online schools in Texas offering programs from most to least expensive:

Tuition Level Number of Schools
Cheapest 17
Low cost 16
Average cost 20
Most expensive 19

A yearly tuition of over $14,695 is charged by the costliest online colleges and universities. The cheapest colleges and universities, on the other hand, charge tuition in the range of $600 to $3,072 per annum. The accredited online schools that are the lowest cost are located in Amarillo, Athens, Carthage, Corsicana, and Wichita Falls.

  • Master of Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science – Bioinformatics
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Master of Science in Nursing in Nursing Education
  • Master of Science in Information Science
  • Master of Science in Library Science
  • Master of Science in Hospitality Management
  • Master of Science in Merchandising
  • Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice – Criminology and Criminal Justice

These cheap programs graduated an estimated 14% of graduates from online schools around Texas in 2011. This represents 72,391 of the 525,891 graduates from across Texas. Between 2006 and 2011, the percentage of graduates from the lowest cost online schools has increased, while the number of graduates has also increased by 25,531 graduates per year.

Yearly tuition in the range of $3,552 to $4,740 is charged by other somewhat more costly online colleges. Roughly 16 of the 72 online schools that have programs in Texas charge tuition in this range.

In 2011, 35.8% of the state’s graduates received their certificates from these cheap online programs. This represents 188,307 students. Just 5 years prior, in 2006, only 141,956 students earned credentials from these schools. Thus, from these affordable online colleges and universities, the number of graduates has increased by 33%.

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1. Panola College Carthage, Texas $600 $600
2. Trinity Valley Community College Athens, Texas $800 $2,400
3. Amarillo College Amarillo, Texas $864 $1,824
4. Navarro College Corsicana, Texas $990 $2,190
5. Midwestern State University Wichita Falls, Texas $1,200 $1,920
6. Texas Southern University Houston, Texas $1,500 $9,810
7. Western Texas College Snyder, Texas $1,584 $2,184
8. North Central Texas College Gainesville, Texas $1,728 $2,760
9. South Texas College McAllen, Texas $1,826 $4,848
10. San Jacinto Community College Pasadena, Texas $1,890 $3,390
11. Central Texas College Killeen, Texas $1,920 $4,500
12. Kilgore College Kilgore, Texas $1,920 $2,880
13. Houston Community College Houston, Texas $1,968 $1,968
14. Tyler Junior College Tyler, Texas $2,070 $2,670
15. Lamar Institute of Technology Beaumont, Texas $2,160 $9,600
16. Palo Alto College San Antonio, Texas $2,568 $5,136
17. Sul Ross State University Alpine, Texas $3,072 $10,512
18. University of Houston Houston, Texas $3,552 $10,992
19. University of Texas of Permian Basin Odessa, Texas $3,600 $11,040
20. Texas A & M University Texarkana, Texas $3,608 $11,048

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