The price of education: Which 2-year Texas schools charge the highest in-state tuition?


Texas residents attending two-year schools pay the highest in-state tuition at Carrington College-Mesquite, Universal Technical Institute - Dallas Fort Worth and Universal Technical Institute of Texas Inc., according to an analysis of federal data.

The analysis includes the cost of tuition only for the 2018-19 academic year reported by two-year schools to the U.S. Department of Education.

Where do residents pay the highest in-state tuition?

Rank
School
City
Enrollment
2018-19 tuition
1
Carrington College-Mesquite
Mesquite
107
$46,498
2
Universal Technical Institute - Dallas Fort Worth
Irving
1,167
$45,950
3
Universal Technical Institute of Texas Inc.
Houston
1,518
$43,250
4
MediaTech Institute-Dallas
Dallas
162
$35,200
5
MediaTech Institute-Houston
Houston
99
$35,200
6
School of Automotive Machinists & Technology
Houston
163
$33,750
7
Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts-Austin
Austin
490
$30,260
8
Concorde Career College-Grand Prairie
Prairie
768
$30,056
9
The Vocational Nursing Institute Inc
Houston
9
$28,500
10
RGV Careers
Pharr
433
$27,500
11
Western Technical College
Paso
1,042
$27,199
12
Texas Health School
Houston
122
$26,695
13
The College of Health Care Professions-San Antonio
Antonio
335
$25,000
14
Valley Grande Institute for Academic Studies
Weslaco
276
$24,451
15
International Business College-El Paso
Paso
--
$23,350
16
Barber Institute of Texas
Longview
6
$23,025
17
The Recording Conservatory of Austin
Austin
43
$22,680
18
Fortis College-Grand Prairie
Prairie
215
$22,460
19
K & G 5 Star Barber College
City
21
$22,000
20
Ocean Corporation
Houston
181
$21,700
21
Florida Career College-Houston Campus
Houston
491
$21,500
22
Lincoln College of Technology-Grand Prairie
Prairie
898
$21,164
23
Tulsa Welding School-Houston
Houston
1,177
$19,977
24
Texas Barber College - Branch Campus #1
Dallas
--
$19,500
25
Texas Barber College - Branch Campus #2
Dallas
--
$19,500
26
Texas Barber College
Houston
550
$19,500
27
Texas Barber College - Branch Campus #5
Houston
--
$19,500
28
South Texas Vocational Technical Institute-San Antonio
Antonio
526
$19,348
29
Charles and Sues School of Hair Design
Bryan
24
$19,000
30
Paul Mitchell the School-Houston
Houston
386
$18,500
31
Salon & Spa Institute
Brownsville
79
$18,375
32
South Texas Vocational Technical Institute-Brownsville
Brownsville
289
$18,360
33
South Texas Vocational Technical Institute-Corpus Christi
Christi
345
$18,360
34
South Texas Vocational Technical Institute-McAllen
McAllen
447
$18,360
35
South Texas Vocational Technical Institute-Weslaco
Weslaco
443
$18,360
36
Victoria Beauty College Inc
Victoria
113
$18,000
37
Quest College
Antonio
54
$17,875
38
Avenue Five Institute
Austin
295
$17,850
39
The Salon Professional Academy-Lewisville
Lewisville
97
$17,725
40
Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy-Plano
Plano
226
$17,600
41
Cosmetology Career Center LLC
Carrollton
303
$17,500
42
DuVall's School of Cosmetology
Bedford
54
$17,445
43
Paul Mitchell the School-Arlington
Arlington
300
$17,250
44
Paul Mitchell the School-Austin
Austin
175
$17,250
45
Concorde Career College-San Antonio
Antonio
692
$17,225
46
Fort Worth Beauty School
Benbrook
40
$17,000
47
The College of Health Care Professions-Southwest Houston
Houston
440
$17,000
48
The College of Health Care Professions-Fort Worth
Worth
503
$17,000
49
KD Conservatory College of Film and Dramatic Arts
Dallas
142
$16,993
50
Ogle School Hair Skin Nails-San Antonio
Antonio
254
$16,950
51
Ogle School Hair Skin Nails-Arlington
Arlington
242
$16,950
52
Ogle School Hair Skin Nails-Dallas
Dallas
288
$16,950
53
Ogle School Hair Skin Nails-North Dallas
Dallas
190
$16,950
54
Ogle School Hair Skin Nails-Denton
Denton
148
$16,950
55
Ogle School Hair Skin Nails-Hurst
Hurst
132
$16,950
56
Ogle School Hair Skin Nails-Stafford
Stafford
242
$16,950
57
Ogle School Hair Skin Nails-Ft Worth
Worth
247
$16,950
58
Concorde Career College-Dallas
Dallas
728
$16,875
59
Southern Careers Institute-San Antonio
Antonio
452
$16,800
60
Southern Careers Institute-Austin
Austin
434
$16,800
61
Southern Careers Institute-Brownsville
Brownsville
362
$16,800
62
Southern Careers Institute-Corpus Christi
Christi
360
$16,800
63
Southern Careers Institute-Harlingen
Harlingen
411
$16,800
64
Southern Careers Institute-Pharr
Pharr
554
$16,800
65
Aviation Institute of Maintenance-Houston
Houston
289
$16,757
66
Aviation Institute of Maintenance-Dallas
Irving
479
$16,757
67
Paul Mitchell the School-San Antonio
Antonio
264
$16,750
68
Aveda Institute-San Antonio
Antonio
183
$16,500
69
Natural Images Beauty College
Clute
47
$16,500
70
PCCenter
DeSoto
24
$16,430
71
The College of Health Care Professions-Austin
Austin
372
$16,400
72
The College of Health Care Professions-Dallas
Dallas
56
$16,400
73
Total Transformation Institute of Cosmetology
Marcos
42
$16,331
74
Milan Institute of Cosmetology-El Paso
Paso
261
$16,328
75
The College of Health Care Professions-McAllen Campus
McAllen
384
$16,300
76
Bella Cosmetology College
Winnsboro
73
$16,125
77
Alamo City Barber College
Antonio
175
$16,005
78
Milan Institute-San Antonio Ingram
Antonio
218
$15,968
79
Culinary Institute Inc
Houston
368
$15,938
80
Milan Institute of Cosmetology-San Antonio Military
Antonio
96
$15,828
81
Vista College
Paso
4,701
$15,680
82
Seguin Beauty School-New Braunfels
Braunfels
26
$15,550
83
Seguin Beauty School-Seguin
Seguin
26
$15,550
84
Remington College-Houston Southeast Campus
Webster
338
$15,529
85
Mims Classic Beauty College
Antonio
28
$15,500
86
Manuel and Theresa's School of Hair Design
Brenham
15
$15,500
87
Manuel and Theresa's School of Hair Design-Bryan
Bryan
25
$15,500
88
Manuel and Theresa's School of Hair Design-Victoria
Victoria
22
$15,500
89
Paul Mitchell the School-Webster
Webster
157
$15,500
90
Milan Institute of Cosmetology-Amarillo
Amarillo
64
$15,328
91
Professional Career Training Institute
Houston
121
$15,300
92
Tint School of Makeup and Cosmetology-Irving
Irving
104
$15,225
93
Tint School of Makeup and Cosmetology-Dallas
Prairie
123
$15,225
94
Preparing People Barber Styling College
Dallas
75
$15,175
95
Cosmetology Academy of Texarkana
Texarkana
67
$15,100
96
Jay's Technical Institute
Houston
119
$15,000
97
Edge Tech Academy
Hurst
8
$15,000
98
Tri-State Cosmetology Institute
Paso
175
$15,000
99
Southern Texas Careers Academy
McAllen
75
$14,950
100
M T Training Center
Prairie
97
$14,950
101
PCI Health Training Center
Dallas
378
$14,934
102
Allgood Beauty Institute
Frisco
5
$14,925
103
Fortis College-Houston
Houston
251
$14,886
104
Fortis Institute-Houston
Houston
330
$14,886
105
Sebring Career Schools-Huntsville
Huntsville
36
$14,830
106
Vogue College of Cosmetology-McAllen
McAllen
234
$14,795
107
Vet Tech Institute of Houston
Houston
191
$14,700
108
SW School of Business and Technical Careers-Cosmetology
Antonio
20
$14,600
109
SW School of Business and Technical Careers-South Campus
Austin
--
$14,600
110
SW School of Business and Technical Careers
Pass
50
$14,600
111
SW School of Business and Technical Careers-Del Rio
Rio
--
$14,600
112
SW School of Business & Technical Careers
Uvalde
--
$14,600
113
Southwest School of Business and Technical Careers-South Texas
McAllen
--
$14,550
114
Southwest School of Business and Technical Careers-San Antonio
Antonio
45
$14,500
115
Lamson Institute
Antonio
288
$14,463
116
Wade Gordon Hairdressing Academy
Amarillo
93
$14,100
117
Wade Gordon Hairdressing Academy-Lubbock
Lubbock
52
$14,100
118
Southeast Texas Career Institute
Silsbee
125
$14,100
119
Texas Beauty College
city
49
$14,000
120
Conlee's College of Cosmetology
Kerrville
12
$14,000
121
Baldwin Beauty School-North Austin
Austin
94
$13,900
122
Baldwin Beauty School-South Austin
Austin
77
$13,900
123
Trend Barber College
Houston
38
$13,695
124
Academy of Hair Design-Beaumont
Beaumont
60
$13,500
125
Academy of Hair Design-Jasper
Jasper
42
$13,500
126
Academy of Hair Design-Lufkin
Lufkin
80
$13,500
127
Pima Medical Institute-Houston
Houston
993
$13,377
128
Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service
Houston
215
$13,363
129
Vogue College of Cosmetology
Antonio
113
$13,345
130
Vogue College of Cosmetology-San Antonio Fredericksburg
Antonio
94
$13,295
131
Peloton College
Arlington
65
$13,225
132
UCAS University of Cosmetology Arts & Sciences
Antonio
26
$13,200
133
UCAS University of Cosmetology Arts & Sciences-San Antonio 410
Antonio
60
$13,200
134
UCAS University of Cosmetology Arts & Sciences-Harlingen
Harlingen
105
$13,200
135
UCAS Univeristy of Cosmetology Arts & Sciences-La Joya
Joya
60
$13,200
136
UCAS University of Cosemtology Arts & Sciences-McAllen
McAllen
156
$13,200
137
Champion Beauty College
Houston
64
$13,125
138
Pima Medical Institute-El Paso
Paso
470
$12,974
139
Academy of Hair Design - Austin
Austin
--
$12,860
140
Mission Beauty Institute
Mission
31
$12,795
141
Cortiva Institute-Florida-Texas Center for Massage Therapy
Arlington
231
$12,587
142
Utah College of Massage Therapy-Houston
Houston
277
$12,587
143
Utah College of Massage Therapy-Dallas
Richardson
291
$12,587
144
Arlington Career Institute
Prairie
232
$12,500
145
Houston Training School-Gulfgate
Houston
129
$12,475
146
Houston Training School-Main Campus
Houston
93
$12,475
147
Houston Training Schools-Gessner
Houston
119
$12,475
148
CET-El Paso
Paso
82
$12,333
149
Milan Institute-Amarillo
Amarillo
79
$12,072
150
CCI Training Center-Arlington
Arlington
198
$11,970
151
CCI Training Center
Dallas
--
$11,970
152
Dallas Institute of Funeral Service
Dallas
111
$11,870
153
Altierus Career College-Bissonnet
Houston
310
$11,805
154
CyberTex Institute of Technology
Austin
89
$11,800
155
NeeCee's College of Cosmetology
Abilene
75
$11,635
156
Neilson Beauty College
Dallas
34
$11,550
157
Houston International College Cardiotech Ultrasound School
Houston
71
$11,200
158
Exposito School of Hair Design
Amarillo
38
$11,125
159
Hands on Therapy
Mesquite
43
$10,995
160
Advanced Beauty College
Irving
48
$10,925
161
Star College of Cosmetology 2
Tyler
60
$10,860
162
Austin Community College District
Austin
40,803
$10,830
163
Advanced Barber College and Hair Design
Weslaco
232
$10,735
164
South Texas Training Center
Benito
170
$10,695
165
Texas College of Cosmetology-Abilene
Abilene
73
$10,515
166
Texas College of Cosmetology-San Angelo
Angelo
63
$10,515
167
Texas College of Cosmetology-Lubbock
Lubbock
58
$10,515
168
Dallas Barber & Stylist College
Dallas
155
$10,500
169
Buckner Barber School
Dallas
23
$10,275
170
Ann Webb Skin Institute
Austin
84
$9,975
171
Astrodome Career Centers
Houston
82
$9,950
172
ABC Beauty Academy
Richardson
--
$9,867
173
Sebring Career Schools-Houston
Houston
130
$9,860
174
Laredo CHI Academy Beauty School
Laredo
57
$9,811
175
International Beauty College
Garland
64
$9,725
176
Central Texas Beauty College-Round Rock
Rock
123
$9,700
177
Central Texas Beauty College-Temple
Temple
143
$9,700
178
Pipo Academy of Hair Design
Paso
22
$9,625
179
Laredo Beauty College Inc
Laredo
108
$9,550
180
Interactive College of Technology
Houston
18
$9,530
181
Salon Boutique Academy
Addison
132
$9,000
182
Yahweh Beauty Academy
Killeen
34
$8,894
183
Northwest Educational Center
Houston
234
$8,500
184
Center for Advanced Legal Studies
Houston
219
$8,450
185
South Texas Barber College Inc
Christi
33
$8,300
186
Jacksonville College-Main Campus
Jacksonville
546
$8,000
187
Diamonds Cosmetology College
Sherman
47
$8,000
188
Northwest Vista College
Antonio
16,752
$6,300
189
Palo Alto College
Antonio
9,368
$6,300
190
San Antonio College
Antonio
19,385
$6,300
191
St Philip's College
Antonio
12,050
$6,300
192
Northeast Lakeview College
City
3,860
$6,300
193
Lamar State College-Port Arthur
Arthur
2,293
$6,013
194
Texas State Technical College
Waco
12,717
$5,570
195
Trinity Valley Community College
Athens
4,449
$4,920
196
Lamar Institute of Technology
Beaumont
2,983
$4,743
197
Cisco College
Cisco
3,279
$4,710
198
Northeast Texas Community College
Pleasant
3,110
$4,709
199
Coastal Bend College
Beeville
4,463
$4,506
200
Ranger College
Ranger
2,412
$4,505
201
Laredo Community College
Laredo
9,881
$4,500
202
Texas Southmost College
Brownsville
6,216
$4,398
203
Lamar State College-Orange
Orange
2,293
$4,370
204
Vernon College
Vernon
3,005
$4,360
205
Blinn College
Brenham
19,476
$4,200
206
Angelina College
Lufkin
5,215
$4,200
207
Temple College
Temple
4,999
$4,128
208
Frank Phillips College
Borger
1,491
$4,118
209
Del Mar College
Christi
11,476
$4,029
210
Western Texas College
Snyder
2,250
$4,020
211
McLennan Community College
Waco
8,880
$3,990
212
Howard College
Spring
4,264
$3,970
213
Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf
Spring
92
$3,970
214
Navarro College
Corsicana
8,968
$3,960
215
Weatherford College
Weatherford
6,357
$3,960
216
Southwest Texas Junior College
Uvalde
6,660
$3,942
217
Paris Junior College
Paris
4,835
$3,900
218
Lone Star College System
Woodlands
72,336
$3,880
219
North Central Texas College
Gainesville
10,327
$3,864
220
Odessa College
Odessa
6,282
$3,834
221
Kilgore College
Kilgore
5,684
$3,792
222
South Plains College
Levelland
9,329
$3,584
223
Wharton County Junior College
Wharton
7,050
$3,576
224
Texarkana College
Texarkana
4,250
$3,532
225
Victoria College
Victoria
3,962
$3,408
226
Lee College
Baytown
7,717
$3,403
227
Central Texas College
Killeen
15,672
$3,390
228
Houston Community College
Houston
57,120
$3,360
229
Brookhaven College
Branch
13,286
$3,330
230
El Centro College
Dallas
10,797
$3,330
231
Mountain View College
Dallas
10,220
$3,330
232
Richland College
Dallas
18,794
$3,330
233
North Lake College
Irving
10,953
$3,330
234
Cedar Valley College
Lancaster
7,443
$3,330
235
Eastfield College
Mesquite
16,196
$3,330
236
Panola College
Carthage
2,465
$3,264
237
Clarendon College
Clarendon
1,648
$3,264
238
Amarillo College
Amarillo
10,259
$3,168
239
Tarrant County College District
Worth
52,957
$3,132
240
El Paso Community College
Paso
28,750
$3,010
241
Hill College
Hillsboro
4,236
$2,982
242
College of the Mainland
City
4,328
$2,973
243
Grayson College
Denison
4,389
$2,952
244
Collin County Community College District
McKinney
31,609
$2,884
245
Alvin Community College
Alvin
5,785
$2,784
246
Galveston College
Galveston
2,208
$2,650
247
San Jacinto College-North Campus
Houston
--
$2,628
248
San Jacinto College-South Campus
Houston
--
$2,628
249
San Jacinto Community College
Pasadena
30,509
$2,628
250
The Healthcare Institute
Antonio
90
$820


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ABC Beauty Academy Academy of Hair Design - Austin Academy of Hair Design-Beaumont Academy of Hair Design-Jasper Academy of Hair Design-Lufkin Advanced Barber College and Hair Design Advanced Beauty College Alamo City Barber College Allgood Beauty Institute Altierus Career College-Bissonnet Alvin Community College Amarillo College Angelina College Ann Webb Skin Institute Arlington Career Institute Astrodome Career Centers Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts-Austin Austin Community College District Aveda Institute-San Antonio Avenue Five Institute Aviation Institute of Maintenance-Dallas Aviation Institute of Maintenance-Houston Baldwin Beauty School-North Austin Baldwin Beauty School-South Austin Barber Institute of Texas Bella Cosmetology College Blinn College Brookhaven College Buckner Barber School Carrington College-Mesquite CCI Training Center CCI Training Center-Arlington Cedar Valley College Center for Advanced Legal Studies Central Texas Beauty College-Round Rock Central Texas Beauty College-Temple Central Texas College CET-El Paso Champion Beauty College Charles and Sues School of Hair Design Cisco College Clarendon College Coastal Bend College College of the Mainland Collin County Community College District Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service Concorde Career College-Dallas Concorde Career College-Grand Prairie Concorde Career College-San Antonio Conlee's College of Cosmetology Cortiva Institute-Florida-Texas Center for Massage Therapy Cosmetology Academy of Texarkana Cosmetology Career Center LLC Culinary Institute Inc CyberTex Institute of Technology Dallas Barber & Stylist College Dallas Institute of Funeral Service Del Mar College Diamonds Cosmetology College DuVall's School of Cosmetology Eastfield College Edge Tech Academy El Centro College El Paso Community College Exposito School of Hair Design Florida Career College-Houston Campus Fort Worth Beauty School Fortis College-Grand Prairie Fortis College-Houston Fortis Institute-Houston Frank Phillips College Galveston College Grayson College Hands on Therapy Hill College Houston Community College Houston International College Cardiotech Ultrasound School Houston Training School-Gulfgate Houston Training School-Main Campus Houston Training Schools-Gessner Howard College Interactive College of Technology International Beauty College International Business College-El Paso Jacksonville College-Main Campus Jay's Technical Institute K & G 5 Star Barber College KD Conservatory College of Film and Dramatic Arts Kilgore College Lamar Institute of Technology Lamar State College-Orange Lamar State College-Port Arthur Lamson Institute Laredo Beauty College Inc Laredo CHI Academy Beauty School Laredo Community College Lee College Lincoln College of Technology-Grand Prairie Lone Star College System M T Training Center

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