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


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


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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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