Collin College votes not to raise tuition, making it cheapest in the state for in-district tuition

Dr. Neil Matkin, President, Collin College
Collin College's in-district tuition rate is the cheapest in Texas at $62 per credit hour, and they've just voted to keep it that way.

This week, Collin College Board of Trustees voted to keep the district’s tuition rates the same for the upcoming school year, making the college’s $62 per credit hour rate the lowest in Texas for in-district tuition.

“With the rising costs of products, it is important to keep college affordable for students,” said Board of Trustees Chair Andrew Hardin. “Our students have the opportunity to select from a wide variety of programs, learn from professors who are experts in their fields, and take classes in beautiful facilities – all at reasonable tuition rates.”

Tuition is $60 per credit hour for Collin County residents. For those from Texas but not Collin County, tuition is $115 per credit hour or $185 per credit hour for those out of state. A $2 per credit hour activity fee is added to the tuition rate regardless of residency.

In addition to approving next year’s tuition rate, the Board of Trustees approved a three-year contract extension for District President Dr. Neil Matkin.

Matkin is the third president of Collin College, and his contract will be extended until August 31, 2026.

“Dr. Matkin is known for his common refrain ‘Students first, no excuses,’ and it is one of the many reasons we are delighted with his leadership,” Hardin said. “His comprehensive vision for the college has strengthened stakeholder relationships and dramatically expanded the accessibility of higher education in the college’s service area.”

Since the district president began, the college has been approved to offer five baccalaureate degrees and is currently offering a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, a Bachelor of Applied Technology in Cybersecurity, and a Bachelor of Applied Science in Construction Management.

Collin College is the only public college based in Collin County.

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