How local universities compare in cost in the UT and A&M systems

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SAN ANTONIO – The University of Texas at San Antonio is one of the cheapest schools in the University of Texas system, while Texas A&M University-San Antonio is one of the most expensive in its system.

Both UT and Texas A&M have large school systems with universities scattered throughout the state. The Texas A&M university system is one of the largest in the United States with 11 branches. The UT system consists of 13 facilities, including five healthcare facilities, which were not included in the Business Journal search.

A&M-San Antonio is the second most expensive school in the A&M system with a total cost of attendance of $26,107 in 2022, according to the Department of Education. UTSA is the second cheapest UT system, with a total cost of $23,474.

A&M-San Antonio has increased its total cost by 1.5% since 2020, while UTSA has increased its total cost by 15%, matching the increase in tuition in San Antonio.

Texas A&M University-College Station is the most expensive of the A&M and UT school systems. It cost $31,703 for full-time on-campus students in fiscal year 2022, according to the Department of Education.

UT Dallas, the most expensive school in the UT school system, was not far behind with a total cost of $31,696. The main campus in Austin, the system’s flagship university, costs just under $30,000 per year.

The two most expensive schools also saw an increase in the total cost of attendance from 2020 to 2022. Texas A&M’s total cost increased by 5%, while UT Dallas’ total cost jumped nearly 6%. However, none of the schools made it past the top 25 most expensive schools in Texas and are ranked 31 and 32 respectively.

The two most affordable institutions in each system are the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley and Tarleton State University. Both universities cost just over $22,000 in fiscal year 2022. The rest of the universities in each school system range from $23,000 per year to just under $30,000.

There are discrepancies between Ministry of Education data and information on public universities.

For example, DOE data lists the total cost of attending UTSA at $23,474 for the 2021-22 academic year. UTSA Lists participation fees for the same year at $27,752.

Data from A&M-San Antonio also shows similar discrepancies, as the Department of Education lists the cost of attending a full-time student on campus in the state for the same academic year at $26,107. . A&M San Antonio lists participation fees for the same period at $26,562.

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