Just thinking about college can be both a lot of fun and a little stressful. It’s amazing how many doors open for you after completing high school, while it might sound funny when your parents say you can do anything you want. That really is the truth, but it’s up to you to work hard to hit the goals that you’re wanting to achieve. But we all know that college can be expensive, so thanks to Ranker we’re going to look at some of the more affordable options for college within the state of Texas. 

Almost every parent worries about how they are going to pay for college for their kids. And while going to a big-name school might help you make some connections to high paid alumni; you can learn the same skills at a school for a lot less tuition.  

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You Have to Pick the Right School for YOU 

One thing I have learned after going to community college after high school is that it mostly comes down to hard work. Are you willing to work hard enough to complete your degree. Are you willing to not miss class and do all your assignments. Life is tough, school is preparing you for life in addition to getting you prepared for the job you want. Outwork your competition and you will be successful. 

Research These Schools for the Subjects that You Want to Explore 

Before you start looking at schools it’s always good to have a career path in mind. Then you can choose a school with a good program for whatever career you want to study.  

To help you not break the bank when going to college, here is a look at 20 of the cheapest colleges in Texas.  

20 Cheapest Universities in the State of Texas

If you're looking for a less expensive college in Texas this list should point you in the right direction.

30 famous people you might not know were college athletes

Stacker dug deep to find 30 celebrities who were previously college athletes. There are musicians, politicians, actors, writers, and reality TV stars. For some, an athletic career was a real, promising possibility that ultimately faded away due to injury or an alternate calling. Others scrapped their way onto a team and simply played for fun and the love of the sport. Read on to find out if your favorite actor, singer, or politician once sported a university jersey.