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Texas public colleges among most 'underpriced' compared to the rest of the nation

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HOUSTON

A recent comparison found public colleges in Texas and several other states are among the most underpriced when compared to the rest of the nation.

The study only includes the cost for in-state students at public four-year colleges.

For the 2015-2016 academic school year, the average cost for tuition for in-state college undergraduates was $8,778, according to the National Center for Education and Statistics.

The average tuition cost for each state was then adjusted to accommodate the cost of living in the state.

That number was then subtracted by the national average cost of tuition.

Texas tuition is $419 underpriced relative to the nation. The following is a list of how the other states ranked:

 

Alabama - $1,797 overpriced

Alaska – $ 2,262 underpriced

Arizona - $1,497 overpriced

Arkansas - $108 underpriced

California - $779 underpriced

Colorado - $67 overpriced

Connecticut - $1,439 overpriced

Delaware -$2,845 overpriced

Florida - $4,317 underpriced

Georgia - $1,206 underpriced

Hawaii - $981 underpriced

Idaho – $1,374 underpriced

Illinois - $4,649 overpriced

Indiana $864 overpriced

Iowa - $52 underpriced

Kansas – $84 overpriced

Kentucky - $1,934 overpriced

Louisiana – $231 overpriced

Maine - $596 overpriced

Maryland - $619 underpriced

Massachusetts - $2,139 overpriced

Michigan - $3,744 overpriced

Minnesota - $2,209 overpriced

Mississippi - $454 underpriced

Missouri - $380 overpriced

Montana - $1,982 underpriced

Nebraska - $559 underpriced

Nevada - $3,371 underpriced

New Hampshire - $5,494 overpriced

New Jersey - $2705 overpriced

New Mexico - $2,144 underpriced

New York – $2,146 underpriced

North Carolina – $1,164 underpriced

North Dakota - $969 underpriced

Ohio - $2161 overpriced

Oklahoma – $1,348 underpriced

Oregon - $704 overpriced

Pennsylvania – $5,028 overpriced

Rhode Island - $2,692 overpriced

South Carolina – $4,280 overpriced

South Dakota - $602 overpriced

Tennessee - $1,158 overpriced

Utah – $2,447 underpriced

Vermont – $ 6,047 overpriced

Virginia - $2,607 overpriced

Washington – $1,352 underpriced

West Virginia - $1,017 underpriced

Wisconsin - $356 overpriced

Wyoming - $4,435 underpriced

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