College Station, centrally located within easy driving distance of Houston, Austin, Waco, Dallas/FW, and San Antonio, provides an urban campus with a small-town feel. Its affordable cost of living, economic opportunity, and spirited country-vibe help it rank on multiple sites as a great town in which to live. College Station offers a lively college environment and a great place for families, with well-maintained parks, recreation centers, trails and bike paths, as well as numerous entertainment activities here and in the region.
The Bryan-College Station community has a bustling population of about 200,000 residents and is centrally located within the state. Compare our caliber and our affordability to competitor schools, and you’ll see why we are a “Best Buy” for your graduate degree.
Estimated 2020-21 Living Expenses
|Housing & Meals||$12,650||$12,650|
|Books & Supplies||$800||$800|
|Total: Living Expenses||$20,420||$21,470|
Total Costs and Benefit
The estimated yearly cost for tuition/fees is about $13,200 per year at Texas rates for our MPSA and MIA students. Add cost of living expenses, and the cost moves to $34,000 before scholarship. Subtract the average aid amount and the cost drops to under $30,000 per year, but could be significantly less with higher end funding.
When comparing these rates to other top-quality programs in the nation, you’ll see why the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University is a best buy from a top public and international affairs institution—with programs and faculty competitive with the finest in the country.