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Tuition Comparison Between Best Colleges in Texas

Total CostsUndergraduateGraduateLiving Costs

Cost of Attendance (COA)

The following table compares the 2021 costs of attendance between best schools in Texas. For state residents, the average COA is $29,334 when living on campus and $28,342 when living off campus. For out-of-state students, the average COA is $59,560 when living on campus and $58,568 when living off campus. The COA includes tuition, fees, books & supplies, room & board costs, and other living expenses.
2021 Cost Of Attendance Comparison Between Best Schools In Texas
RankNameTuition & FeesBooks & SuppliesLiving Costs
In-StateOut-of-StateOn-CampusOff-Campus
1Rice University$51,107 $1,250 $17,200 $17,200
2Trinity University$46,456 $1,000 $15,140 $12,416
3The University of Texas at Austin$11,448$40,032 $714 $16,766 $16,766
4Southern Methodist University$58,540 $800 $19,710 $11,300
5Texas A & M University-College Station$12,783$39,340 $1,222 $17,462 $17,462
6The University of Texas at Dallas$13,992$38,970 $1,200 $15,552 $16,396
7Texas Christian University$51,660 $900 $19,268 $19,268
8Baylor University$49,246 $1,284 $16,550 $16,220
9Texas State University$10,855$22,307 $760 $14,320 $14,320
10University of Houston$9,457$21,673 $1,360 $13,814 $14,510
Average$11,707$41,933$1,049$16,578$15,586

Undergraduate Tuition & Fees

The following table compares 2020-2021 undergraduate tuition & fees between best schools in Texas. The average undergraduate tuition & fees is $11,707 for in-state students and $41,933 for out-of-state students. The 2020-2021 undergraduate tuition & fees of best schools in Texas are increased by 3.52% compared to the previous year.
Among the best schools in Texas, Southern Methodist University requires the most expensive tuition & fees of $51,958 and Texas State University has the lowest tuition & fees of $19,778 for undergraduate programs.
Undergraduate Tuition & Fess Comparison Between Best Schools In Texas
RankName2019-20202020-2021
In-StateOut-of-StateIn-StateOut-of-State
1Rice University$49,112$51,107
2Trinity University$44,680$46,456
3The University of Texas at Austin$10,824$38,326$11,448$40,032
4Southern Methodist University$56,560$58,540
5Texas A & M University-College Station$11,361$37,470$12,783$39,340
6The University of Texas at Dallas$13,442$38,168$13,992$38,970
7Texas Christian University$49,250$51,660
8Baylor University$47,364$49,246
9Texas State University$10,581$22,397$10,855$22,307
10University of Houston$9,221$21,749$9,457$21,673
Average$11,086$40,508$11,707$41,933

Graduate Tuition & Fees

The following table compares 2020-2021 graduate tuition & fees between best schools in Texas. The average graduate tuition & fees is $11,093 for state residents and $29,816 for out-of-state students. The 2020-2021 graduate tuition & fees of best schools in Texas are decreased by -5.21% compared to the previous year.
Among the best schools in Texas, Rice University requires the most expensive graduate tuition & fees of $47,306 and Texas State University has the lowest graduate tuition & fees of $15,127.
Graduate Tuition & Fess Comparison Between Best Schools In Texas
RankName2019-20202020-2021
In-StateOut-of-StateIn-StateOut-of-State
1Rice University$49,403$47,913
2Trinity University$42,737$23,597
3The University of Texas at Austin$11,998$22,966$12,028$22,886
4Southern Methodist University$47,256$47,478
5Texas A & M University-College Station$10,173$22,196$10,470$22,743
6The University of Texas at Dallas$13,874$27,796$14,560$28,610
7Texas Christian University$30,828$32,268
8Baylor University$35,514$36,936
9Texas State University$8,664$17,104$8,859$17,040
10University of Houston$9,372$18,748$9,547$18,689
Average$10,816$31,455$11,093$29,816

Room & Board, Other Living Expenses

The following table compares living costs including room, board, and other expenses between best schools in Texas. Each cost is in average and may vary by room types, meal plan, and other living styles. For academic year 2020-2021, the average living costs of best schools in Texas is $16,578 when a student lives on campus and $15,586 when living off campus.
Living Costs Comparison Between Best Schools In Texas
RankNameOn-CampusOff-Campus
Room & BoardOther ExpensesRoom & BoardOther ExpensesOther Expenses (living with family)
1Rice University $14,500$2,700 $14,500$2,700-
2Trinity University $13,740$1,400 $11,016$1,400-
3The University of Texas at Austin $12,286$4,480 $12,286$4,480-
4Southern Methodist University $17,110$2,600 $8,700$2,600-
5Texas A & M University-College Station $11,400$6,062 $11,400$6,062-
6The University of Texas at Dallas $11,762$3,790 $11,474$4,922-
7Texas Christian University $14,040$5,228 $14,040$5,228-
8Baylor University $13,274$3,276 $12,318$3,902-
9Texas State University $10,880$3,440 $10,210$4,110-
10University of Houston $9,750$4,064 $9,419$5,091-
Average$12,874 $3,704$11,536 $4,050-
The ranking data is provided by CollegeEvaluator. We compare the schools that ranked top 10 in Texasand in top 500 ranking for all colleges and universities in United States.