State Flag for Universities in Texas Texas Residency Rules

Yellow Square Means In-State Tuition is Medium Difficult Difficulty

Texas has some universities with extreme differences between in-state and out-of-state tuition, e.g. $25,044/ year difference at University of Texas-Austin.  Maybe that’s part of the reason why there aren’t very many out-of-state students in Texas.  Becoming a Texas resident is possible but it’s rarely pursued by undergrads.  Some people simply have no business even trying because they’re not good candidates, but so many good candidates never get started, don’t commit, don’t follow-through, or simply have no idea what they’re doing.  You have to know exactly you’re doing, formulate a plan, and then execute flawlessly.

Since universities in Texas interpret the state law differently, each university in Texas has a slightly (or drastically) different residency policy.


Texas Reciprocity Agreements:

Texas is a barely-participating member state of the Academic Common Market which is a limited regional reciprocity agreement among select Southern states. Texas only participates through their graduate programs meaning if you’re coming from or going to Texas as an undergrad, you won’t benefit.

See Tuition Reciprocity Agreements Explained

See Tuition Reciprocity Agreements Overpromise & Under-Deliver


University-Specific Overviews Below:

Below please find links to in-state overviews for select universities in Texas. If your college is not highlighted, then please consider buying a University-Specific Nutshell Report or see all available university-specific in-state overviews.


Popular Universities in Texas:

Texas A&M University-College Station

University of Texas-Austin


Other Universities in Texas:

Angelo State University-San Angelo
Baylor College of Medicine-Houston
Lamar State College-Port Arthur
Lamar University-Beaumont
Midwestern State University-Wichita Falls
Prairie View A&M University-Prairie View
Sam Houston State University-Huntsville
Stephen F Austin State University-Nacogdoches
Sul Ross State University-Alpine
Tarleton State University-Stephenville
Texas A&M HSC College of Medicine-Bryan
Texas A&M International University-Laredo
Texas A&M University-Central Texas-Killeen
Texas A&M University-Commerce
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
Texas A&M University-Kingsville
Texas A&M University-San Antonio
Texas A&M University-Texarkana
Texas Southern University-Houston
Texas State University San Marcos
Texas Tech University-Lubbock
Texas Tech University HSC Paul L. Foster School of Medicine-El Paso
Texas Tech University HSC School of Medicine-Lubbock
Texas Womans University-Denton
University of Houston-Clear Lake
University of Houston-Downtown
University of Houston-Houston
University of Houston-Victoria
University of North Texas-Dallas
University of North Texas-Denton
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine-Galveston
University of Texas Medical School at Houston
University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio
University of Texas of the Permian Basin-Odessa
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
University of Texas-Arlington
University of Texas-Brownsville
University of Texas-Dallas-Richardson
University of Texas-El Paso
University of Texas-Pan American-Edinburg
University of Texas-San Antonio
University of Texas-Tyler
West Texas A&M University Canyon

Every College in Texas Is Unique

Just as every state has its own in-state regulations, each college in the state has its own interpretations. Learn everything important about how to actually earn in-state tuition at the university in Texas you’re most interested in.

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Everything important you need to know about actually earning in-state at your university.