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Texas State named among 'Most Affordable Large Public Colleges'

By Kristina Kenney
University News Service
April 16, 2013

Texas State University was recently ranked among the “Most Affordable Large Public Colleges” for 2013 by Affordable Colleges Online (ACO).

ACO selected Texas State for the list after reviewing data sets provided by the National Center for Education Statistics, the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System and the Carnegie Foundation. All colleges and universities on the list are public, non-profit four-year schools with 25,000-80,000 students and a tuition rate less than $15,500.

“There are a slew of rankings and lists that promote the most expensive colleges,” said ACO founder Dan Schuessler. “Our lists look at value colleges that also provide an excellent education. These schools are much more affordable for a wider base of students.” focuses on providing prospective college students and their families with information and resources to help them manage the cost of obtaining an education. This is the first website to offer comprehensive lists of the most affordable colleges in various categories.

The website currently offers lists of the most affordable large community colleges, large public colleges, small private colleges and online colleges, with additional lists on the way.

To see the complete list of Most Affordable Large Public Colleges, visit For more information, contact Dan Schuessler at