Private Colleges in the Southwest

More than half of all college freshmen are enrolled at a college within 100 miles of their permanent home. Only a small fraction venture further than 500 miles from home for college.

But knowing which colleges are in your region is important for several reasons. First, because of their location, these colleges provide you a good opportunity to visit the campus. Even if you move far away for college, seeing what is available nearby will help you decide which type of college fits you best. Also, colleges nearby may have state-funded merit aid programs that extend across state lines. So you may be able to pay in-state tuition for a college that is located across state lines.

These are the private colleges and universities in the Southwest: Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. Tuition listed is for one full academic year, based on 2007 data.

Private Colleges in the Southwest

College City State Full-time undergrads Tuition
Embry Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott Prescott AZ 1,531 $26,496
Prescott College Prescott AZ 1,069 $21,130
American Indian College of the Assemblies of God Inc Phoenix AZ 59 $6,645
St John’s College Santa Fe NM 475 $36,596
College of Santa Fe Santa Fe NM 711 $26,072
College of the Southwest Hobbs NM 344 $12,480
University of Tulsa Tulsa OK 2,842 $22,195
Oklahoma City University Oklahoma City OK 1,918 $21,000
Oral Roberts University Tulsa OK 2,512 $17800
Oklahoma Baptist University Shawnee OK 1,502 $15,932
Southern Nazarene University Bethany OK 1,693 $15,924
Oklahoma Christian University Edmond OK 931 $15,796
Oklahoma Wesleyan University Bartlesville OK 987 $15,500
Saint Gregorys University Shawnee OK 634 $14,710
Mid-America Christian University Oklahoma City OK 431 $11,950
Southern Methodist University Dallas TX 6,415 $30,880
Rice University Houston TX 3,026 $28,905
Southwestern University Georgetown TX 1,267 $25,740
Trinity University San Antonio TX 2,410 $25,022
Austin College Sherman TX 1,248 $24,920
Texas Christian University Fort Worth TX 7,149 $24,868
Baylor University Waco TX 11,929 $24,645
University of Dallas Irving TX 1,174 $23,267
St Marys University San Antonio TX 2,267 $21,500
Saint Edward’s University Austin TX 3,625 $20,400
Texas Lutheran University Seguin TX 1,289 $20,060
Our Lady of the Lake University-San Antonio San Antonio TX 1,342 $19,116
University of St Thomas Houston TX 1,518 $19,070
University of the Incarnate Word San Antonio TX 4,079 $19,060
Concordia University Texas Austin TX 1,049 $18,910
LeTourneau University Longview TX 2,878 $17,910
Houston Baptist University Houston TX 1,620 $17,736
University of Mary Hardin-Baylor Belton TX 2,221 $17,700
Abilene Christian University Abilene TX 3,951 $17,410
Schreiner University Kerrville TX 808 $17,008
McMurry University Abilene TX 1,272 $16,950
Hardin-Simmons University Abilene TX 1,772 $16,946
Howard Payne University Brownwood TX 1,150 $16,030
Texas Wesleyan University Fort Worth TX 1,092 $15,775
Dallas Baptist University Dallas TX 2,853 $14,940
East Texas Baptist University Marshall TX 1,213 $14,680
Lubbock Christian University Lubbock TX 1,604 $14,290
Southwestern Adventist University Keene TX 731 $14,284
The College of Saint Thomas More Fort Worth TX 30 $12,150
Huston-Tillotson University Austin TX 638 $10,040
Southwestern Assemblies of God University Waxahachie TX 1,212 $9,400
Wiley College Marshall TX 818 $9,400
Wayland Baptist University Plainview TX 3,857 $9,120
Texas College Tyler TX 971 $8,746
Jarvis Christian College Hawkins TX 628 $8,208