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Cost of attending universities, colleges in San Antonio area

Profiles of university and college options in San Antonio, surrounding areas

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SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio has a multitude of university and college options for students seeking to start, continue or further their education.

KSAT used CollegeCalc.org to determine the annual cost to attend each educational institution.

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University of Texas at San Antonio

UTSA is the largest university in San Antonio with more than 28,000 students. The university, established in 1969, offers 162 degree programs.
Tuition for Texas residents at UTSA was $18,298 for the 2014-2015 school year, compared to out-of-state students, who paid $27,348.

University of Phoenix, San Antonio

The University of Phoenix is an open-enrollment university that requires a GED or high school diploma for admission. There are more than 60 campuses worldwide, specializing in online education for students with career and family commitments.
Tuition for all students at the University of Phoenix, San Antonio was $17,478 for the 2014-2015 school year. Students who live at home paid $11,248.

University of the Incarnate Word

The private Catholic university was founded in 1881 by the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word. The average class size is approximately 25 students, with a total student population of about 10,000.
Tuition at UIW was $38,516 for the 2014-2015 school year. Texas resident tuition and out-of-state tuition costs are the same.

Texas State University

TSU offers 97 bachelor’s, 88 master’s and 12 doctoral degree programs to its almost 38,000 students. Texas State has 4,000 acres of land dedicated to both academic and recreational use along the San Marcos River.
Tuition for Texas residents at TSU was $17,700 for the 2014-2015 school year, compared to out-of-state students, who paid $27,836.

Texas Lutheran University

TLU was established in 1891 in Seguin, Texas. Classes average fewer than 20 students, with a small overall student population around 1,400. TLU offers an education based on a Christianity-driven perspective
Tuition for TLU was $36,990 for the 2014-2015 school year. Texas resident tuition and out-of-state tuition costs are the same.

Trinity University

Trinity University has fewer than 2,500 undergraduate students from 70 different countries, and 97 percent of the faculty hold doctoral or terminal degrees. Trinity offers a student-to-teacher ratio of nine to one, with options of 42 majors and 57 minors degree programs.
Tuition for Trinity was $49,150 for the 2014-2015 school year. Texas resident tuition and out-of-state tuition costs are the same.

Texas A&M University San Antonio

Texas A&M at San Antonio is a stand-alone university that was established in 2009. The university currently enrolls more than 4,500 students and offers 22 undergraduate programs and 10 graduate degree programs. A&M San Antonio has an older student population, with an average student age of 32. Tuition for undergraduate students at TAMU-SA is estimated to be $18,709 for the 2015-2016 school year, according to tamusa.edu. http://www.tamusa.edu/financialaid/costofattendance%20.html

St. Mary’s University of San Antonio

St. Mary’s has a 55 percent acceptance rate for undergraduate admissions. The university was opened in 1852 by the Brothers of the Society of Mary. The student-to-teacher ratio is 11 to one.
Tuition at St. Mary’s was $36,380 for the 2014-2015 school year. Texas resident tuition and out-of-state tuition costs are the same.

Our Lady of the Lake University

OLLU was founded in 1895 by the Sisters of Divine Providence. The small private university currently enrolls approximately 2,800 students, with an average of 15 students per classroom.
Tuition at OLLU was $33,233 for the 2014-2015 school year. Texas resident tuition and out-of-state tuition costs are the same.

The Art Institute of San Antonio

AISA is a branch of the Art Institute of Houston, offering design, media arts, fashion and culinary degrees. The campus features a student-run restaurant that is open to the public.
Tuition at AISA was $28,258 for the 2014-2015 school year. Texas resident tuition and out-of-state tuition costs are the same.

Alamo Colleges, St. Phillip’s, San Antonio, Palo Alto, Northwest Vista, Northeast Lakeview

The five colleges offer associate degrees and licensures in many different programs. Most credits transfer to four-year colleges and universities in Texas.
Tuition for Texas residents at the Alamo Colleges was $15,774 for the 2014-2015 school year, compared to out-of-state students who paid $20,964. Students who live at home paid $7,584.