Sticker shock: Which 2-year U.S. schools charge the lowest in-state tuition?


State residents enrolled at Texas institutions of higher learning face among the lowest cost of attending two-year in-state colleges and universities in the U.S., 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 lowest in-state tuition?

Rank
State
School
Enrollment
2018-19 tuition
1
Utah
Southwest Technical College
557
$370
2
Utah
Davis Technical College
2,937
$397
3
Oklahoma
Mid-America Technology Center
873
$522
4
Louisiana
Infinity College
102
$585
5
Utah
Mountainland Technical College
2,555
$585
6
California
Asian-American International Beauty College
468
$700
7
Massachusetts
Jupiter Beauty Academy
193
$715
8
California
Advance Beauty College
364
$800
9
California
Diamond Beauty College
167
$800
10
Texas
The Healthcare Institute
90
$820
11
Connecticut
Harris School of Business-Danbury
121
$900
12
Arizona
Tohono O'Odham Community College
400
$932
13
New Jersey
Best Care College
48
$987
14
New Mexico
Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute
366
$1,095
15
California
American River College
31,858
$1,104
16
California
Barstow Community College
3,077
$1,104
17
California
Cosumnes River College
14,120
$1,104
18
California
Folsom Lake College
8,682
$1,104
19
Puerto Rico
Instituto Tecnologico de Puerto Rico-Recinto de San Juan
636
$1,105
20
California
Copper Mountain Community College
1,844
$1,112
21
California
Imperial Valley College
8,449
$1,125
22
Puerto Rico
Instituto Tecnologico de Puerto Rico-Recinto de Manati
647
$1,125
23
California
Lassen Community College
2,484
$1,127
24
Puerto Rico
Instituto Tecnologico de Puerto Rico-Recinto de Ponce
349
$1,130
25
California
Las Positas College
8,989
$1,134
26
California
Fullerton College
24,124
$1,138
27
California
ATEP at IVC
--
$1,142
28
California
Chabot College
13,670
$1,142
29
California
El Camino College-Compton Center
7,422
$1,142
30
California
Irvine Valley College
13,395
$1,142
31
California
Napa Valley College
6,076
$1,142
32
California
Crafton Hills College
6,251
$1,144
33
California
El Camino Community College District
24,349
$1,144
34
California
Coastline Community College
11,172
$1,150
35
California
Merced College
10,912
$1,150
36
California
College of the Canyons
20,008
$1,156
37
California
College of the Siskiyous
2,111
$1,156
38
California
Ohlone College
9,273
$1,164
39
California
Columbia College
2,545
$1,166
40
California
Gavilan College
5,995
$1,166
41
California
Pasadena City College
27,324
$1,166
42
California
Chaffey College
22,508
$1,172
43
California
Long Beach City College
24,658
$1,174
44
California
Glendale Community College
14,598
$1,175
45
California
Monterey Peninsula College
7,816
$1,176
46
California
Golden West College
11,610
$1,178
47
California
College of the Redwoods
4,399
$1,182
48
California
Orange Coast College
22,156
$1,186
49
California
Citrus College
13,263
$1,190
50
California
Mission College
7,420
$1,192
51
California
International College of Cosmetology
159
$1,200
52
Tennessee
Allied Health Careers Institute
88
$1,200
53
California
East Los Angeles College
34,578
$1,220
54
California
Los Angeles City College
13,827
$1,220
55
California
Los Angeles Harbor College
8,861
$1,220
56
California
Los Angeles Mission College
9,765
$1,220
57
California
Los Angeles Pierce College
17,655
$1,220
58
California
Los Angeles Southwest College
5,848
$1,220
59
California
Los Angeles Trade Technical College
12,984
$1,220
60
California
Los Angeles Valley College
15,648
$1,220
61
California
Lake Tahoe Community College
2,108
$1,224
62
California
Berkeley City College
6,356
$1,254
63
California
College of Alameda
5,760
$1,254
64
California
Laney College
10,891
$1,254
65
California
Merritt College
6,952
$1,254
66
California
Cabrillo College
11,836
$1,270
67
California
Palo Verde College
4,041
$1,288
68
California
Cerro Coso Community College
5,725
$1,290
69
California
Clovis Community College
7,420
$1,304
70
California
Fresno City College
22,771
$1,304
71
California
Contra Costa College
6,727
$1,312
72
California
Diablo Valley College
19,775
$1,312
73
California
Los Medanos College
9,048
$1,312
74
California
College of the Desert
11,146
$1,335
75
California
Cuesta College
10,836
$1,338
76
California
Palomar College
23,848
$1,338
77
California
College of San Mateo
9,263
$1,344
78
California
Cerritos College
17,218
$1,346
79
Arkansas
Crowley's Ridge Technical Institute
164
$1,350
80
California
Mt San Antonio College
29,960
$1,350
81
California
Allan Hancock College
11,739
$1,352
82
California
Evergreen Valley College
9,575
$1,358
83
California
Canada College
6,152
$1,360
84
California
Butte College
11,386
$1,368
85
California
Cuyamaca College
9,424
$1,386
86
California
Grossmont College
18,288
$1,386
87
California
Mt San Jacinto Community College District
15,718
$1,386
88
California
Moorpark College
14,343
$1,388
89
California
Oxnard College
7,451
$1,388
90
California
College of the Sequoias
12,277
$1,390
91
California
Hartnell College
12,072
$1,420
92
California
Moreno Valley College
9,914
$1,420
93
California
Norco College
10,277
$1,420
94
California
Mendocino College
3,870
$1,423
95
California
Advanced College-Stockton
14
$1,438
96
California
College of Marin
5,749
$1,492
97
California
My Le's Beauty College
122
$1,500
98
New Mexico
San Juan College
7,030
$1,546
99
California
De Anza College
20,674
$1,561
100
New Mexico
Eastern New Mexico University-Ruidoso Campus
610
$1,580
101
New Mexico
Clovis Community College
3,114
$1,616
102
New Mexico
Central New Mexico Community College
24,442
$1,626
103
California
Baldwin Park Adult & Community Education
400
$1,650
104
California
City College of San Francisco
26,299
$1,696
105
New Mexico
New Mexico Junior College
2,310
$1,776
106
Oklahoma
Meridian Technology Center
846
$1,800
107
Arizona
Northland Pioneer College
3,021
$1,866
108
North Carolina
Pamlico Community College
462
$1,867
109
New Mexico
University of New Mexico-Valencia County Campus
2,097
$1,878
110
North Carolina
McDowell Technical Community College
1,043
$1,926
111
North Carolina
Pitt Community College
8,256
$1,930
112
New Mexico
University of New Mexico-Taos Campus
1,360
$1,958
113
North Carolina
Durham Technical Community College
5,415
$1,958
114
New Mexico
University of New Mexico-Gallup Campus
2,194
$1,989
115
North Carolina
Craven Community College
3,021
$2,023
116
Arizona
Cochise County Community College District
3,907
$2,040
117
Michigan
Saginaw Chippewa Tribal College
154
$2,040
118
New Mexico
New Mexico State University-Carlsbad
1,952
$2,068
119
Arizona
Chandler-Gilbert Community College
14,906
$2,070
120
Arizona
Estrella Mountain Community College
9,788
$2,070
121
Arizona
GateWay Community College
5,087
$2,070
122
Arizona
Glendale Community College
19,033
$2,070
123
Arizona
Mesa Community College
20,424
$2,070
124
Arizona
Paradise Valley Community College
8,447
$2,070
125
Arizona
Phoenix College
11,428
$2,070
126
Arizona
Rio Salado College
17,635
$2,070
127
Arizona
Scottsdale Community College
9,458
$2,070
128
Arizona
South Mountain Community College
4,120
$2,070
129
New Mexico
University of New Mexico-Los Alamos Campus
918
$2,096
130
Oklahoma
Autry Technology Center
722
$2,100
131
Oklahoma
Northwest Technology Center-Alva
124
$2,100
132
Oklahoma
Northwest Technology Center-Fairview
104
$2,100
133
Arizona
Mohave Community College
4,312
$2,112
134
New Mexico
Santa Fe Community College
4,581
$2,115
135
Arizona
Pima Community College
24,347
$2,142
136
Oklahoma
Northeast Technology Center-Afton
278
$2,150
137
Oklahoma
Northeast Technology Center-Pryor
273
$2,150
138
Florida
Miami Lakes Educational Center and Technical College
638
$2,160
139
North Carolina
Southwestern Community College
2,464
$2,213
140
North Carolina
College of the Albemarle
2,507
$2,239
141
California
Butte County Regional Occupational Program
75
$2,250
142
Montana
Fort Peck Community College
358
$2,250
143
Montana
Chief Dull Knife College
186
$2,260
144
Utah
Tooele Technical College
446
$2,290
145
Kansas
Coffeyville Technical Campus
--
$2,304
146
Kansas
Columbus Technical Campus
--
$2,304
147
North Carolina
Guilford Technical Community College
10,072
$2,319
148
Arkansas
Northwest Technical Institute
175
$2,326
149
North Carolina
Catawba Valley Community College
4,827
$2,347
150
Arizona
Yavapai College
7,370
$2,360
151
North Carolina
Tri-County Community College
1,026
$2,363
152
North Carolina
Randolph Community College
2,747
$2,373
153
Oklahoma
Northeast Technology Center-Claremore
304
$2,400
154
Oklahoma
Northeast Technology Center-Kansas
194
$2,400
155
Montana
Aaniiih Nakoda College
122
$2,410
156
New Mexico
Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Campus
2,686
$2,424
157
New Mexico
New Mexico State University-Alamogordo
1,710
$2,424
158
North Carolina
Coastal Carolina Community College
4,030
$2,462
159
California
Brand College
29
$2,500
160
West Virginia
Fred W Eberle Technical Center
181
$2,500
161
Florida
Hillsborough Community College
27,626
$2,506
162
North Carolina
Richmond Community College
2,528
$2,516
163
North Carolina
Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute
3,495
$2,522
164
North Carolina
Wayne Community College
3,426
$2,524
165
North Carolina
Bladen Community College
1,141
$2,532
166
North Carolina
Brunswick Community College
1,425
$2,532
167
North Carolina
Montgomery Community College
925
$2,537
168
North Carolina
Surry Community College
3,236
$2,540
169
North Carolina
Isothermal Community College
1,929
$2,542
170
North Carolina
Central Carolina Community College
5,188
$2,544
171
North Carolina
Fayetteville Technical Community College
11,660
$2,544
172
North Carolina
Piedmont Community College
1,311
$2,544
173
Oklahoma
Southwest Technology Center
393
$2,550
174
North Carolina
Cleveland Community College
2,700
$2,552
175
North Carolina
Lenoir Community College
2,664
$2,558
176
North Carolina
Robeson Community College
1,935
$2,563
177
North Carolina
James Sprunt Community College
1,219
$2,570
178
North Carolina
Wilkes Community College
2,665
$2,572
179
North Carolina
Wilson Community College
1,806
$2,572
180
North Carolina
Western Piedmont Community College
1,834
$2,577
181
Arizona
Central Arizona College
5,405
$2,580
182
North Carolina
Haywood Community College
1,344
$2,580
183
North Carolina
Davidson County Community College
3,627
$2,588
184
North Carolina
Southeastern Community College
1,450
$2,595
185
Arkansas
Arkansas Northeastern College
1,474
$2,598
186
North Carolina
Sandhills Community College
4,206
$2,598
187
Oklahoma
Green Country Technology Center
329
$2,625
188
Oklahoma
Moore Norman Technology Center
1,505
$2,625
189
Texas
San Jacinto College-South Campus
--
$2,628
190
Texas
San Jacinto Community College
30,509
$2,628
191
North Carolina
Edgecombe Community College
2,198
$2,640
192
North Carolina
Roanoke-Chowan Community College
791
$2,642
193
Utah
Dixie Technical College
639
$2,644
194
Texas
Galveston College
2,208
$2,650
195
North Carolina
Johnston Community College
4,152
$2,657
196
North Carolina
Stanly Community College
2,540
$2,673
197
Georgia
Oconee Fall Line Technical College
1,452
$2,678
198
Arizona
Eastern Arizona College
6,365
$2,700
199
North Carolina
Gaston College
5,172
$2,704
200
Arizona
Arizona Western College
7,557
$2,720


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