EUGENE, Ore., Oct. 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- College Choice, a leading authority in college and university rankings and resources, has published its 2016 ranking for the Best Online Colleges in Texas. http://www.collegechoice.net/rankings/best-online-colleges-in-texas/
Getting an online education is becoming easier and easier for students and working professionals all over the country. In Texas, the ability to find a great school with online programs is growing at such a rate that a separate ranking for the state was needed. From private top-tier institutions to public schools with some of the lowest tuition rates in the country, Texas online colleges are some of the best programs for any student that has primary responsibilities that keep them from pursuing a traditional degree.
"Online schools in Texas provide students with engaging and exciting learning opportunities, all without having to leave home to complete a degree. As well, online universities in Texas serve a diverse body of learners, with non-traditional students as a primary population. Alongside traditional programs, online degrees in Texas are thriving—students who complete their degrees do so quickly and are searching for jobs with confidence," Christian Amondson, Managing Editor of College Choice, said as the ranking was released.
College Choice curated the Best Online Colleges in Texas 2016 ranking by looking first and foremost a school's academic reputation, its online programs, and its tuition. This information was taken from the school's own website and ranking and statistical sites. Other important factors were degree completion schedules, online program features and services, and on-campus residency requirements.
Baylor University led the College Choice 2016 ranking for the Best Online Colleges in Texas. Abilene Christian University and LeTourneau University rounded out the top three.
The complete ranking is as follows:
Baylor University, Waco, TX
Abilene Christian University, Abilene, TX
LeTourneau University, Longview, TX
Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, TX
University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, Belton, TX
University of Houston at Clear Lake, Houston, TX
University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX
Southwestern Adventist University, Keene, TX
Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, TX
Lamar University, Beaumont, TX
Midland College, Midland, TX
Dallas Baptist University, Dallas, TX
South Texas College, McAllen, TX
University of Texas of the Permian Basin, Odessa, TX
Wayland Baptist University, Plainview, TX
Lubbock Christian University, Lubbock, TX
University of Texas at Tyler, Tyler, TX
Texas Woman's University, Denton, TX
Schreiner University, Kerrville, TX
University of North Texas, Denton, TX
Texas A&M University at Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi, TX
West Texas A&M University, Canyon, TX
Northwood University - Texas, Cedar Hill, TX
Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX
College Choice is the leading authority in college and university rankings, searches and resources dedicated to helping students and their families find the right college. The site publishes rankings and reviews that make finding the best colleges for different interests easier and more fun, as well as resources to help students get into, pay for, and thrive at the college of their choice.
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