The Texas Virtual School Network gives its nearly 6,000 enrolled students access to a complete course catalog, and over 10,000 students benefit from the fully-online classes offered by the network’s online school system. Fully-online program options are available for grades K-8, with the TVSN also bringing supplemental education to the state’s eligible high school students. One charter school and six independent schools districts round out the state’s K-12 online learning options.
|SCHOOL NAME||GRADE LEVELS||CITY||SCHEDULE||TYPE||PHONE NUMBER|
|Texas Connections Academy||3 - 10||Houston||Both Live/On-Demand||Public||(281) 496-4553|
|Pasadena Virtual School||7 - 12||Pasadena||Both Live/On-Demand||Public||(713) 740-0124|
|iQ Academy Texas||3 - 9||Lewisville||Live/Synchronous||Public||(888) 644-4789|
|Texas Tech University High School||K - 12||Lubbock||On-Demand/Asynchronous||Public||(800) 692-6877|
|Texas Virtual Academy at Southwest||3 - 10||Sugar Land||On-Demand/Asynchronous||Public||(866) 360-0161|
|Orion Online Middle School||6 - 8||Midland||On-Demand/Asynchronous||Private||(877) 647-1337|
|Orion High School||9 - 12||Midland||On-Demand/Asynchronous||Public||(877) 647-1337|
|Texas Virtual School||9 - 12||Houston||On-Demand/Asynchronous||Private||(800) 992-9397|
|UT High School||9 - 12||Austin||On-Demand/Asynchronous||Public||(866) 361-8847|
Providing courses which can lead to professional certificates and degrees – from the associates to the graduate-level – 74 of Texas’ colleges and universities now offer both blended and fully-online program options. According to the Texas Higher Education Coordination Board, the number of online students taking advantage of these programs is steadily rising, with an increase of over 7,000 enrollments in the 2013-14 school year. University and four-year programs in the state show similar growth, with numbers up over 18,000 student enrollments during the same timeframe.
|SCHOOL NAME||ADDRESS||CITY||SEE PROGRAMS|
|Tarrant County College District||1500 Houston St||Fort Worth||+|
|Lamar Institute of Technology||855 E Lavaca||Beaumont||+|
|Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf||3200 Ave C||Big Spring||+|
|Howard College||1001 Birdwell Lane||Big Spring||+|
|Laredo Community College||West End Washington St||Laredo||+|
|Panola College||1109 W Panola St||Carthage||+|
|Mountain View College||4849 West Illinois Ave.||Dallas||+|
|San Antonio College||1300 San Pedro Ave||San Antonio||+|
|Northwest Vista College||3535 N. Ellison Drive||San Antonio||+|
The University of Texas
UT’s Online Consortium administers the online programs and non-program courses offered by this online school in Texas. At undergraduate, students have access to fully-online bachelor’s degrees in fields including industrial technology, health services technology, psychology, sociology, nursing, criminal justice and multidisciplinary studies. For students seeking master’s programs, UT Online has more than 15 online degrees and 11 graduate-level professional certifications and endorsements. Online master’s programs are in arts and sciences, covering disciplines such as education, business administration, foreign language, educational technology, nursing and kinesiology. Students with existing college credits from community colleges can enroll in bachelor-completion programs through the university’s Finish@UT program. Although courses are conducted over 7-8 and 15-week semesters, there are no set timetables. Academic advisors create a program tailored to match degree completion requirements based on future goals while also providing flexibility as needed.
For more information, visit: http://www.utcoursesonline.org/.
Texas Tech University
The Worldwide eLearning division at TTU offers a superb selection of online degrees, certificates and certificate preparation programs, individual classes and other online education resources. Currently, the university offers four bachelor’s, 14 master’s and four doctorate degrees that can be earned completely online. Areas of study include general studies, education, engineering, family and consumer sciences, agriculture and communications, to name a few. Students not seeking a degree but wishing to fulfill a continuing education license or certification requirement, or who simply want to enrich their life, can access many individual online courses. All classes follow TTU’s regular academic calendar. This online school in Texas offers online learners the same access to resources as traditional students, including the university’s eRaider account program, which provides access to the university’s TechMail (email) and Raiderlink (campus information) systems. Online students can also use eRaider to connect to the Internet, create personal websites, enroll in computing short courses, download free software, and much more.
For more information, visit: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/elearning/.
Dallas County Community College District
The combined efforts of Dallas Colleges Online and Cedar Valley College have given birth to one of the more innovative online associate degree programs in the nation: Ready2Go. Designed by faculty members, the plan allows students to complete an Associate of Arts degree from anywhere in two years while participating in a simplified process that ensures higher rates of successful completion of associate degrees. Students participating in the program can take up to two online courses during each 8-week semester, with these credits guaranteed to transfer to any four-year public college or university in Texas. Some of the courses students can choose from include computer applications, composition, government, business, science and public speaking. Online classes cover the same curriculum and have the same requirements but Ready2Go classes are accelerated. Limitations on the number of courses per semester are meant to ensure that students truly understand course material and concepts, which is particularly important given the program’s fast-paced format. Benchmarks throughout the program allow students to map their progress. Students in the program may also receive financial aid if they qualify and can also transfer into the program from other institutions.
For more information, visit:http://ready2go.dcccd.edu/.
West Texas A&M University
This online school in Texas blends a 100 year history with ultra-modern online learning techniques for coursework and degree programs. As part of the second largest university system in the world, WTAMU offers over 20 undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs. The only fully-online undergraduate degree is in criminal justice with an administration emphasis. Other specializations in the same discipline are available partly online, such as the degrees emphasizing corrections or policing. Wholly online master’s degrees offer specializations in teaching, administration, curriculum and instruction. Some programs are delivered in a hybrid format, requiring some on-campus participation. These include comprehensive nursing and professional accounting. Technology requirements are worth noting before enrolling, as the university is not able to support mobile devices such as iPads, iPhones and Android devices. Another option expanding accessibility for those with less robust digital computing resources is called Education on Demand. For these classes, students follow a course guide received by mail. Proctored exams are administered at a university testing center or other academic center.
For more information about West Texas A&M University online learning programs: http://www.wtamu.edu/academics/distance-education.aspx
University of Texas at Tyler
This Texas school has a variety of programs delivered online, with an emphasis on graduate degree options. 18 programs are offered, including an undergraduate degree in nursing and master’s degrees in business and technology. The university also has four certificate options designed for nursing education and post-baccalaureate teaching. Certificate-geared programs target professional goals like school administrator or superintendent and prepare students who plan to take the TExES standard examination for principals. For access to the online system, UT Tyler uses Blackboard, a platform developed with online learning and communication in mind. With options for class presentations, assignment submission, video conversations with instructors and more, the system is designed to create a flexible environment conducive to learning. Students can also access some classes via interactive television.
University of Texas at Tyler Online programs: https://www.uttyler.edu/online/
Western Governors University, Texas
Operating as a nonprofit, competency-based university, this option for online school in Texas offers students myriad options for furthering their education via online learning. WGU serves its students with over 50 undergraduate and graduate degree programs spanning subjects like business, information technology, teacher licensure, health professions and more. For undergraduate programs, typical requirements include high school diploma or GED, transcripts, if applicable, and an interview with a WGU Texas enrollment counselor. For graduate programs, there are similar requirements. For other prospective students, additional requirements might include some based on the chosen program and possibly a WGU readiness assessment for those who lack previous college experience. WGU Texas encourages students to have the right technology available for their online programs and also offers alternative solutions for those with less than optimal network configurations, such as satellite Internet connections.
For a full list of programs, visit the degrees and programs page: http://texas.wgu.edu/degrees_and_programs
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Howard College designed its online programs for students who don't fit in a traditional learning setting. It flexible associate degrees and certificate programs allow students with busy personal and professional responsibilities to earn a degree to further their potential. Students can earn an online associate degree in accounting, business, computer science and general studies in a rigorous environment. An eLearning orientation helps students become more familiar with the tools they will use throughout the program and learn how to develop behaviors for online success. Online students have access to a host of resources, including personal and academic counseling, career services and tutoring.
|2||Alvin Community College||97.39||17:1||40%|
Fully online degree programs at Alvin Community College allow students who have irregular schedules and limited time the ability to earn a degree and further their career or personal development. Classes are delivered entirely online, with the exception of instructor-mandated orientations or field trips. An online readiness course helps prepare students for an online program and increase their chances for success. Students access their classes through MyBlackboard, where they participate in discussions and interact with their instructors. In addition to three online associate programs, traditional on-campus students may also take online classes to accelerate their learning.
|3||Del Mar College||97.27||14:1||74%|
Del Mar College offers two online associate degrees business administration and criminal justice for the student looking for a flexible alternative to traditional on-campus programs. Course materials for these programs includes group activities, online reading and class discussions through discussion boards, email and chat programs. Students are encouraged to take the SmarterMeasure online readiness assessment to determine if distance learning is a good fit for them, prior to enrolling in a program. In addition to the two fully online programs, Del Mar has more than 100 online, for-credit courses available and that number continues to grow.
Most of Panola College's online programs can be completed fully online, with the exception of two proctored assessments each semester. Students can take these tests at one of Panola's three testing centers or an approved procuring center of the student's choice. Face-to-face orientations are available at the beginning of each semester, if desired, as well as training in Canvas, the school's online course management system. Course material is delivered via traditional textbooks, podcasts, PowerPoint and other online resources. Though delivery is asynchronous, students must meet instructors' deadlines for assignments and assessments.
|5||Tarrant County College District||97.06||26:1||70%|
Tarrant County College continually adds to its online programs and classes and currently offers five online associate degrees and 13 online certificates. TCC has delivered distance learning programs since 1973, when it offered two courses via instructional television. It currently utilizes Blackboard Learn to deliver courses and full programs online through myTCC or the Virtual College of Texas. Online advising is available to students who need additional assistance and help determining which program meets personal and professional needs.
|6||Lamar Institute of Technology||96.3||16:1||66%|
With online programs in homeland security, health information technology and health informatics, students can earn a degree or certificate in a flexible format. Online courses are designed for students to take any time, anywhere so they can maintain personal and professional obligations. An online orientation helps to illustrate to students that online courses are rigorous and require excellent study habits. And a series of online learning environment videos help students start off on the right foot. LIT offers a wide range of study and time management tips to help students be successful.
|7||San Antonio College||95.47||20:1||65%|
At San Antonio College, students can earn an online associate of arts or associate of applied science through one of its flexible programs. Degrees are available in communications, literature, natural sciences, corrections, law enforcement and more, and students can also earn a number of business certificates. Courses for these programs are completely online, requiring good study skills, time management and good communication skills. Students can also choose to take hybrid forces, web-enhanced classes, telecourses and classes that utilize interactive video conferencing. Assignments are submitted on SAC's online course management system and students must take proctored exams at an approved location.
|8||Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf||95.18||9:1||95%|
Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf's online programs are delivered by Howard Collage and include accounting, business, computer science and general studies. Students use the Blackboard course management system to access lectures, assignments and other necessary materials. Hybrid and enhanced course options are also available, giving students a variety of learning modes. Courses are delivered asynchronously, giving students the ability to attend class when it's convenient for them. Online tutorials and readiness assessments help students prepare for the rigor of online learning.
|9||Mountain View College||95.04||26:1||66%|
Through the Dallas Community College District, Mountain View College offers a variety of online options for students seeking to further their education. The Ready2Go online associate degree is a streamlined program that makes the process of earning a degree as simple as possible. A number of traditional two-year associate degrees can also be earned entirely online, along with certificates. Students have access to a wide range of student services, including technical support, advising, an online bookstore, library and more. Course materials are accessible on a desktop computer and a smart phone or other mobile device.
|10||Remington College-Houston Campus||93.87||16:1||100%|
Remington College has 16 ground locations in addition to its online campus, where students can earn one of three associate degrees and seven bachelor's degrees. The programs in paralegal, health information technology, management, criminal justice and more help students move their careers forward as they develop the personal and professional skills needed to succeed. Programs can be completed in as little as 18 months, and classes are taken in three-month quarters, depending on the degree. Instructors have real-world experience and are leaders in their industries.
|11||St Philip’s College||93.66||15:1||76%|
One of five colleges under the Alamo Colleges umbrella, St. Philip's College offers 11 completely online associate degrees and nine online certificates. The flexibility of one of these online programs allows students to move forward personally and professionally with more knowledge and skills under their belts. The SmarterMeasure online learning readiness tool helps students decide if online learning is right for them, providing additional resources upon completion. Tutoring is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week via Brainfuse. Using state-of-the-art Respondus LockDown Brower tools, students can create their own secure testing environment right from home, making online learning an even more flexible option for busy adults.
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|1||Dallas Baptist University||98.64||14:1||95%|
An online degree at Dallas Baptist University is a flexible alternative to traditional on-campus classes, however they are not self-guided. Students utilize the online course management system to interact with peers and instructors on discussion threads throughout the week. Instructors check for understanding and mastery with timed exams and quizzes, however the courses themselves are asynchronous. This allows students to log in to access coursework when it's convenient for them not on a specified day or at a specific time. Students must work through an online student orientation to familiarize themselves with DBU and online coursework.
|2||Southwestern Adventist University||98.48||12:1||100%|
Students at Southwestern Adventist University study "knowledge, faith and service" online through its eight online bachelor's degrees, associate degree and certificate programs. Options include business, elementary education, psychology, religion, theology and history. In addition, SAU allows traditional students to earn credits online when circumstances make it a challenge to get to campus. In these cases, students must attend weekly conferences with the instructor. SAU aims to prepare its graduates for a life of service and teaches to instill wisdom in every student that passes through its doors. This Christian school demonstrates faith and God's calling in its instruction.
Trinity International University is committed to the cornerstone belief that all wisdom lies in Jesus Christ and it helps students pursue service in the eyes of God. Its three online programs run in 6-week terms with students taking one course for each academic term. Some 12- and 18-week terms are also available for some classes. Courses are completely online, with no on-campus requirements. Courses integrate faith into all aspects of the program from the required reading to class assignments to communications with faculty members and peers.
|4||Lubbock Christian University||97.24||12:1||99%|
Lubbock Christian University provides a small student to faculty ratio, even in its 10 online degree programs and four hybrid programs. Online degrees are designed for self-motivated adult learners who need a flexible degree program to accommodate their busy personal and professional schedules. Students learn practical skills that they can put to use in their careers immediately, giving them the hands-on experience they need. Some of the degrees available include divinity, biblical interpretation, organizational management, counseling and human services. The university offers job placement services for students after graduation.
|5||Our Lady of the Lake University||97.17||14:1||97%|
A Catholic, private university, Our Lady of the Lake has three campuses in Texas and an online option for students. An online bachelor's degree in criminology and criminal justice is available as well as master's degrees in business administration, information systems and security, school counseling, nonprofit management and social work. Instructors are both full-time professors and working professionals, so instruction is steeped in real-world scenarios and research. OLU was founded in 1895 and currently supports 30 undergraduate majors and minors and 14 master's programs. It strives to provide innovative experiences while delivering instruction that promotes spiritual, personal and professional growth.
|6||University of the Incarnate Word||97.07||14:1||100%|
University of the Incarnate Word's core curriculum maintains the foundation upon which the university is built: faith, innovation, truth, education and service. Online instructors are committed to these values and help to guide students to utilize them beyond the virtual classroom. Adult learners can earn online degrees in business administration (with eight concentration choices), administration, health sciences (with seven concentration options), organizational development and a handful of other undergraduate and graduate degrees. Online courses are completely synchronous, with students able to log in and participate in discussions and watch lectures around their busy schedules.
Schreiner University is an independent, Presbyterian liberal arts college that aims to educate the whole student, focusing on personal, professional and spiritual growth. It equips graduates with the core knowledge and background that allows them to excel in today's global workforce. Students can earn an online RN to BSN in as little as 12 months and start on one of SU's five start dates. Also available are master's degrees in business administration and education, offered as cohort programs that encourage student success through group work, a community approach and personal connections.
|8||Dallas Christian College||96.9||12:1||100%|
With FLEXCampus, students at Dallas Christian College can earn a bachelor's degree in business, practical ministries, psychology or interdisciplinary studies. All degrees have a bible component, providing a Christian learning environment in a flexible format. Students can finish their degree in as little as two years and programs start every six weeks, so students don't have to wait to start working on moving their careers forward. DCC offers military credits as well as associate degrees in business and humanities. Classes are synchronous, so students can participate in discussions and lectures as if they were sitting in the live classroom.
|9||Midwestern State University||96.77||17:1||90%|
The Center for Continuing, Professional and Distance Education at Midwestern State University enables students to earn online bachelor's degrees in nursing, applied arts and sciences, radiology sciences and respiratory care. An online self-evaluation helps prospective students determine if online learning is right for them while an online orientation makes sure students know what to expect throughout the program. Most online programs are asynchronous, however some may require on-site visits or practicum experience to meet licensure requirements.
|10||Angelo State University||96.44||18:1||93%|
Online students at Angelo State University can gain the education necessary for a career in law enforcement with a bachelor's degree in security studies, border security or intelligence, security studies and analysis. There are also 13 master's degrees and a number of undergrad and graduate certificates. Students who take online classes have access to comprehensive library services, disability services and SMART, ASU's academic support and education services that include tutoring, the writing center and exercises for independent study.
|11||Stephen F Austin State University||96.3||20:1||86%|
Stephen F. Austin State University offers more than 20 online degree programs in nursing, education, business, public administration, music and human resources, among others. Prospective students are encouraged to take the online SmarterMeasure assessment to determine whether online learning is right for them. Online courses are taught by instructors specially trained to deliver instruction online. Students use the D2L online course management system to access courses and course material. Some programs require on-site practicum experience, in addition to the distance learning classes.
Flexible course scheduling is just one benefit to online learning at Northwood University. Students can complete their degree completely online, take courses at one of its 21 regional centers or create a hybrid program by taking some courses on-site and others online. Online degrees are geared to the working adult, allowing them to balance their desire to continue their education with their other responsibilities. The school's unique degree options include franchise management, automotive marketing and management, aftermarket management and marketing as well as a minor in operations and supply chain management. Online programs follow the traditional school calendar.
|13||University of Houston||95.9||22:1||87%|
University of Houston has a number of bachelor's, master's and certificate programs that allow students to further their education and career in a flexible format. And traditional students can combine hybrid, online and off-campus classes to customize a program that's right for them. UH's first distance education class was offered in 1953 and now it offers more than 1,300 distance classes every year. Undergraduate degrees are available in organizational leadership and supervision, psychology and retailing and consumer science.
|14||Texas Tech University||95.83||20:1||75%|
Texas Tech University has a number of unique online degree options, including a bachelor's in plant and soil studies, a master's in technical communicator and minors or concentrations in wind energy or nuclear engineering. E-learning at Texas Tech began in 1966 when several professors started a "flying teacher" program to educate students at three off-site campuses. In 1967, the Western Information Network was established to deliver lectures via closed-circuit television to 18 other institutions. In 1996, Texas Tech offered the first program delivered completely via distance learning. The university offers a number of communication tools to ensure students earn an online degree that is the same caliber as its on-site counterparts.
|15||College of Biblical Studies-Houston||95.72||12:1||75%|
With an online degree from the College of Biblical Studies in Houston, students can balance a busy work and personal life with personal and professional growth and development. Students can earn a degree completely online through asynchronous scheduling with no on-site requirements. They can log on to access lectures, course notes, discussion boards and reading materials when it fits their schedule. And CBS students receive academic and spiritual support throughout their program from the application process through graduation. Courses begin every five weeks, allowing students the ability to start on the road to their degree throughout the calendar year.
Lamar University strives to provide students alternative modes to earning a degree. Its Center for Distance Education and Center for Academic Partnerships allow adult learners to earn online degrees in criminal justice, general business, sociology, industrial technology, computer science and a host of other disciplines. Students have the option of accelerating their degree through 8-week semesters or go the traditional route with 15-week classes. And multiple start dates throughout the year mean that students don't have to wait for the beginning of a traditional semester to pursue their educational goals.
|17||University of North Texas||95.63||23:1||89%|
University of North Texas's eCampus has accelerated and traditional degree options in a wide range of disciplines from marketing to rehabilitation studies to learning technologies. Online degrees include bachelor's degrees through doctorate level programs as well as licensures and certificates. While most of these programs are completely online, some may have on-campus or synchronous requirements; students should check with the instructor for expectations. Because many online students are adult learners, they receive additional support through the Off Campus Student Services department and military service members can access assistance through the Veteran's Office.
|18||Sam Houston State University||95.44||24:1||87%|
The online learning environment at Sam Houston State University is designed to emulate the on-campus approach. Faculty member use state-of-the-art technology to each online classes in a convenient format that's accessible to a wide range of students. SHSU has more than 25 degree programs that are available completely online, with no on-campus requirements. Students can complete these degrees in three to five years, even while working full time or balancing personal responsibilities. SHSU is military-friendly and the Veteran's Resource Center provides additional support to active and retired military personnel.
|19||Arlington Baptist College||94.63||15:1||74%|
Arlington Baptist College's online degree programs are designed specifically for the adult learner. In fact, only students who are 25 years old and older may enroll in the fully-online bachelor of science in bible general studies and bachelor of science in bible counseling. Students who are under 25 years old may enrolling online classes in the summer to supplement their on-campus education. The online learning environment is designed to provide the same education as the traditional programs through a collaborative learning environment rich in technology. ABC aims to instill a Christian world view in its students as they learn to think critically and apply their knowledge in a wide range of disciplines.
Concordia University Texas is a private liberal arts institution founded in 1926 as a high school under the support of the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod. It became a full university in 1995 and offers a wide range of graduate and undergraduate programs for students. Online degree options include computer science, business, health care administration, technical management, nursing, literacy instruction and more. Students learn in a cohort environment that encourages collaboration and interaction among students and instructors. Concordia supports military students through flexible scheduling of coursework they can complete anywhere?even while deployed.
|21||The University of Texas of the Permian Basin||93.15||19:1||92%|
Through the University of Texas Online consortium, local, national and international students can earn one of 11 online bachelor's degrees or 10 online master's degrees from the University of Texas of the Permian Basin. Most programs follow an accelerated format with 8-week classes, however several programs also have a traditional semester schedule option. UTPB also has general education courses for freshman and sophomore coursework and options for high school students looking for a head start to college. Students attending classes on campus can supplement with online classes. Online classes start throughout the calendar year
|22||The University of Texas at Tyler||93.03||17:1||83%|
Online students at the University of Texas at Tyler can attend class at any time of the day or night from anywhere with an Internet connection. Bachelor's degrees are available in applied arts and sciences and mobility in nursing education as well as 16 master's degree options. An online preparedness questionnaire can help students determine if they're ready for an online degree program. Those who aren't can benefit from a HyFlex program, which combine in-person and online learning for a flexible, engaging program. Students access their classes through the Blackboard management system and receive a wide range of support services through the Academic Success Center.
|23||West Texas A & M University||93.01||19:1||90%|
As part of the Texas A&M University System, students can earn an online or hybrid degree from West Texas A&M University. Online classes are a mix of synchronous and asynchronous, depending on the degree program and course requirements. Degrees are available in business administration, criminal justice, instructional design, nursing and more. Hybrid programs may require some face-to-face meetings or practicum experience to meet all requirements. The university also has an Education on Demand program, allowing highly motivated students to work at their own pace or through accelerated courses, contract training, seminars and other specialized classes.
|24||Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center||92.58||5:1||N/A|
With support from Texas Tech University Worldwide eLearning, Texas Tech University's Health Science Center gives aspiring health care professionals the opportunity to further their careers with an online degree. Students access coursework via Blackboard, where they communicate with peers and instructors, submit assignments, participate in discussions, take assessments and view assignment feedback. Regional campus locations give students the option to take some classes face-to-face, if needed. Some on-campus time or practical experience may be required, depending on the degree and program. Students have access to specialized student services, such as health professions advising.
|25||The University of Texas at Arlington||92.11||23:1||79%|
An online degree from the University of Texas Arlington can help students move forward in their careers. There are three online bachelor's degree options for aspiring nurses, including an RN to BSN, a bachelor of science in nursing and the professional nursing pathways program. Depending on the program and number of transfer credits, students can earn their degree in nine months to 36 months. Online students can take advantage of UTA's writing center, counseling services and various other distance education services. A number of online master's options are also available in nursing and education.
|26||Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi||91.67||22:1||74%|
A unique program at Texas A&M University at Corpus Christi allows active service military personnel and veterans to earn a bachelor of science in nursing online. The eLine Military program is for Texas residents only and also makes the learner eligible to sit for an RN license. Online opportunities for all students include a bachelor's degree in geographic information science, a master's in instructional design and education technology and a master of science in nursing, among others. Students watch lectures via web conferencing and gain knowledge in a variety of online technology solutions they can take with them into the workforce.
All of Amberton University's courses, whether online or in-person, are designed for working adults. The school makes administrative procedures such as admission and registration "no-nonsense," with straightforward processes that accommodate time constraints. Students can take time off and re-enter programs with no penalization, and are allowed to complete the program one course at a time if desired. Courses are held in ten-week sessions, with four sessions per year. Many programs are available through distance courses only; local students can also take evening and weekend classes if desired. Learners access course materials and online services through the university's On-Line Portal. Here, students can send and receive email, conduct research and access electronic reserves, participate in discussion forums or use chat tools, and view research resource tutorials.
4 Year Colleges in Texas
|SCHOOL NAME||TYPE||ADDRESS||CITY||SEE PROGRAMS|
|Stephen F Austin State University||Public||2008 Alumin Drive, Rusk 206||Nacogdoches||+|
|Texas Wesleyan University||Private not-for-profit||1201 Wesleyan St||Fort Worth||+|
|Prairie View A & M University||Public||FM 1098 Road & University Drive||Prairie View||+|
|Dallas Christian College||Private not-for-profit||2700 Christian Pkwy.||Dallas||+|
|Midwestern State University||Public||3410 Taft Blvd||Wichita Falls||+|
|Baylor University||Private not-for-profit||500 Speight Ave.||Waco||+|
|The University of Texas of the Permian Basin||Public||4901 E University||Odessa||+|
|Southwestern Adventist University||Private not-for-profit||100 W Hillcrest||Keene||+|
|Dallas Baptist University||Private not-for-profit||3000 Mountain Creek Parkway||Dallas||+|
Best for Future Service Members
For students interested in serving their country, online schools in Texas provide a wide range of educational options to make that possible. Below, we’ve compiled a list of the schools in Texas with Reserve Officer’s Training Corps (ROTC) programs for the Army, Navy and/or Air Force. Each college listed here has at least two ROTC programs available for active students. Congratulations to the following online schools in Texas for providing affordable educational opportunities for future service members.
|Tuition||City||ROTC - Army||ROTC - Navy||ROTC - Air Force|
|Texas Southern University||$1,399||Houston||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Texas A & M University-College Station||$5,297||College Station||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|The University of Texas at Austin||$9,790||Austin||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|University of Houston-Downtown||$3,924||Houston||Yes||No||Yes|
|Prairie View A & M University||$4,314||Prairie View||Yes||Yes||No|
|The University of Texas at San Antonio||$4,742||San Antonio||Yes||No||Yes|
|Texas Tech University||$4,862||Lubbock||Yes||No||Yes|
|The University of Texas at El Paso||$5,565||El Paso||Yes||No||Yes|
|Texas State University-San Marcos||$5,642||San Marcos||Yes||No||Yes|
|University of North Texas||$6,187||Denton||Yes||No||Yes|
|University of Houston||$7,176||Houston||Yes||No||Yes|
|The University of Texas at Arlington||$8,878||Arlington||Yes||No||Yes|
|The University of Texas at Dallas||$10,666||Richardson||Yes||No||Yes|
|Lubbock Christian University||$16,350||Lubbock||Yes||No||Yes|
|Texas Wesleyan University||$18,722||Fort Worth||Yes||No||Yes|
Best for Personal Attention
Online schools in Texas provide dozens of options for education, some with a variety of degree programs, others focused on a specific field of study. Regardless of specialty, many students want a high quality post-secondary education from a fantastic school, but without feeling like they are fighting for the professor’s attention. The following online schools in Texas offer a unique dynamic; several have student bodies that exceed 5,000, but still maintain average classrooms with less than 20 students per faculty member.
|Amberton University||20 to 1||493||$7,050||Private not-for-profit||Garland|
|The University of Texas Medical Branch||20 to 1||892||$5,520||Public||Galveston|
|Texas A & M University-Commerce||20 to 1||7,196||$4,790||Public||Commerce|
|West Texas A & M University||20 to 1||7,284||$4,370||Public||Canyon|
|Texas Southern University||20 to 1||7,842||$1,399||Public||Houston|
|Lamar University||20 to 1||12,459||$5,940||Public||Beaumont|
|University of Houston-Downtown||20 to 1||16,072||$3,924||Public||Houston|
|The University of Texas at Brownsville||20 to 1||16,408||$3,742||Public||Brownsville|
|Texas State University-San Marcos||20 to 1||31,799||$5,642||Public||San Marcos|
|The University of Texas of the Permian Basin||19 to 1||3,778||$4,029||Public||Odessa|
|Texas A & M University-Kingsville||19 to 1||9,509||$4,366||Public||Kingsville|
|Midwestern State University||18 to 1||6,327||$4,845||Public||Wichita Falls|
|Brazosport College||18 to 1||6,392||$2,790||Public||Lake Jackson|
|Texas Woman’s University||18 to 1||9,607||$4,124||Public||Denton|
|Tarleton State University||18 to 1||11,719||$3,696||Public||Stephenville|
|The University of Texas at Austin||18 to 1||41,565||$9,790||Public||Austin|
|Wiley College||17 to 1||1,777||$9,240||Private not-for-profit||Marshall|
|Southwestern Assemblies of God University||17 to 1||1,870||$15,750||Private not-for-profit||Waxahachie|
|University of Houston-Victoria||17 to 1||3,154||$3,848||Public||Victoria|
|Prairie View A & M University||17 to 1||7,687||$4,314||Public||Prairie View|
|Midland College||17 to 1||11,269||$3,450||Public||Midland|
|Arlington Baptist College||16 to 1||236||$6,600||Private not-for-profit||Arlington|
|Northwood University-Texas||16 to 1||760||$20,040||Private not-for-profit||Cedar Hill|
|Texas Lutheran University||16 to 1||1,460||$24,860||Private not-for-profit||Seguin|
|University of Mary Hardin-Baylor||16 to 1||2,998||$21,900||Private not-for-profit||Belton|
|University of Houston-Clear Lake||16 to 1||5,405||$4,080||Public||Houston|
|The University of Texas at Tyler||16 to 1||5,991||$5,370||Public||Tyler|
|Southwestern Christian College||15 to 1||234||$6,284||Private not-for-profit||Terrell|
|North American College||15 to 1||250||$11,250||Private not-for-profit||Houston|
|College of Biblical Studies-Houston||15 to 1||629||$9,108||Private not-for-profit||Houston|
|Our Lady of the Lake University-San Antonio||15 to 1||1,583||$22,920||Private not-for-profit||San Antonio|
|Texas Wesleyan University||15 to 1||1,938||$18,722||Private not-for-profit||Fort Worth|
|Lubbock Christian University||15 to 1||1,964||$16,350||Private not-for-profit||Lubbock|
|Houston Baptist University||15 to 1||2,307||$25,245||Private not-for-profit||Houston|
|Dallas Baptist University||15 to 1||4,399||$20,910||Private not-for-profit||Dallas|
|Schreiner University||14 to 1||1,252||$20,940||Private not-for-profit||Kerrville|
|East Texas Baptist University||14 to 1||1,315||$20,670||Private not-for-profit||Marshall|
|Texas A & M University-Texarkana||14 to 1||1,776||$4,244||Public||Texarkana|
|McMurry University||14 to 1||1,805||$23,305||Private not-for-profit||Abilene|
|Texas A & M University-Galveston||14 to 1||2,179||$4,516||Public||Galveston|
|Sul Ross State University||14 to 1||2,626||$3,456||Public||Alpine|
|Abilene Christian University||14 to 1||3,919||$26,770||Private not-for-profit||Abilene|
|Saint Edward’s University||14 to 1||4,836||$30,710||Private not-for-profit||Austin|
|University of the Incarnate Word||14 to 1||7,470||$22,800||Private not-for-profit||San Antonio|
|Texas Christian University||14 to 1||8,661||$34,500||Private not-for-profit||Fort Worth|
|Baylor University||14 to 1||13,324||$30,586||Private not-for-profit||Waco|
|Jarvis Christian College||13 to 1||559||$10,090||Private not-for-profit||Hawkins|
|Huston-Tillotson University||13 to 1||1,015||$11,020||Private not-for-profit||Austin|
|Austin College||13 to 1||1,357||$32,665||Private not-for-profit||Sherman|
|University of Dallas||13 to 1||1,432||$29,140||Private not-for-profit||Irving|
|Concordia University-Texas||13 to 1||1,709||$23,600||Private not-for-profit||Austin|
|Hardin-Simmons University||13 to 1||2,040||$21,450||Private not-for-profit||Abilene|
|LeTourneau University||13 to 1||3,554||$24,050||Private not-for-profit||Longview|
|Paul Quinn College||12 to 1||222||$9,300||Private not-for-profit||Dallas|
|Baptist University of the Americas||12 to 1||251||$6,000||Private not-for-profit||San Antonio|
|St. Mary’s University||12 to 1||2,636||$23,600||Private not-for-profit||San Antonio|
|Parker University||11 to 1||205||$6,228||Private not-for-profit||Dallas|
|Southwestern Adventist University||11 to 1||860||$17,400||Private not-for-profit||Keene|
|The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio||11 to 1||1,256||$5,429||Public||San Antonio|
|Howard Payne University||11 to 1||1,257||$21,200||Private not-for-profit||Brownwood|
|University of St Thomas||11 to 1||1,747||$26,550||Private not-for-profit||Houston|
|Southern Methodist University||11 to 1||6,915||$37,050||Private not-for-profit||Dallas|
|Wayland Baptist University||11 to 1||7,950||$10,920||Private not-for-profit||Plainview|
|Southwestern University||10 to 1||1,419||$34,410||Private not-for-profit||Georgetown|
|Baptist Missionary Association Theological Seminary||9 to 1||71||$4,200||Private not-for-profit||Jacksonville|
|Messenger College||9 to 1||72||$7,350||Private not-for-profit||Euless|
|Trinity University||9 to 1||2,431||$32,568||Private not-for-profit||San Antonio|
|Rice University||9 to 1||4,050||$36,610||Private not-for-profit||Houston|
|Rio Grande Bible Institute||6 to 1||153||$1,190||Private not-for-profit||Edinburg|
|The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston||5 to 1||829||$6,264||Public||Houston|
|Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center||5 to 1||1,569||$5,425||Public||Lubbock|
|Austin Graduate School of Theology||4 to 1||45||$7,800||Private not-for-profit||Austin|
|University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center||4 to 1||51||$5,397||Public||Dallas|
|Texas A&M Health Science Center||4 to 1||207||$4,928||Public||Bryan|
|The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center||4 to 1||434||$4,458||Public||Houston|
Best for Women in Technology
Dedicated to increasing the representation of women in tech fields, online schools in Texas are offering many incentives to create the best learning environment possible. We’ve collected some of the best online schools in Texas for women earning engineering and technology degrees. These are the schools with male to female student ratios that mirror the ratio of the overall student population. Further benefits are mentorship programs that connect women who are working towards the same goals. Role models, conferences, and even centers focused on women in technology are further ways many of these schools encouraging women to enter the tech industry confidently. We’ve brought together the finest programs in Texas and catalogued them in the list below.
|TUITION + FEES||CITY||WOMEN IN TECH DEGREES AWARDED||TOTAL ENROLLMENT||TYPE|
|Texas A & M University-College Station||$8,506||College Station||485||44,462||Public|
|The University of Texas at Austin||$9,790||Austin||370||46,823||Public|
|Texas Tech University||$7,517||Lubbock||166||27,545||Public|
|University of Houston||$8,094||Houston||164||28,837||Public|
|The University of Texas at Arlington||$8,878||Arlington||140||19,171||Public|
|Rice University||$37,292||Houston||127||5,995||Private Not for Profit|
|Southern Methodist University||$41,750||Dallas||123||8,378||Private Not for Profit|
|Prairie View A & M University||$6,404||Prairie View||123||6,885||Public|
|The University of Texas at El Paso||$7,214||El Paso||121||14,279||Public|
|Midwestern State University||$7,632||Wichita Falls||106||4,185||Public|
|The University of Texas at Dallas||$10,666||Richardson||94||13,311||Public|
|The University of Texas at San Antonio||$7,389||San Antonio||88||23,361||Public|
|Texas State University-San Marcos||$7,732||San Marcos||60||26,285||Public|
|University of Houston-Clear Lake||N/A||Houston||59||3,528||Public|
|Baylor University||$33,716||Waco||52||14,456||Private Not for Profit|
|Texas A & M University-Kingsville||$6,940||Kingsville||52||6,555||Public|
|University of North Texas||$8,357||Denton||48||26,123||Public|
|Sam Houston State University||$6,608||Huntsville||43||12,983||Public|
|Texas A & M University-Commerce||$6,583||Commerce||38||6,407||Public|
|The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio||$7,244||San Antonio||38||2,786||Public|
|The University of Texas-Pan American||$5,165||Edinburg||37||13,019||Public|
|The University of Texas Medical Branch||N/A||Galveston||31||2,131||Public|
|The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center||N/A||Houston||29||300||Public|
|University of Houston-Downtown||$5,022||Houston||26||6,303||Public|
|The University of Texas at Brownsville||$5,488||Brownsville||18||6,906||Public|
|Texas Southern University||$7,646||Houston||17||7,399||Public|
|The University of Texas at Tyler||$7,222||Tyler||16||4,437||Public|
|West Texas A & M University||$6,308||Canyon||15||5,672||Public|
|University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center||N/A||Dallas||14||1,851||Public|
|Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi||$7,084||Corpus Christi||13||7,147||Public|
|Texas Christian University||$34,590||Fort Worth||12||8,409||Private Not for Profit|
|LeTourneau University||$24,540||Longview||12||1,348||Private Not for Profit|
|St. Mary’s University||$24,226||San Antonio||10||3,507||Private Not for Profit|
|University of the Incarnate Word||$23,690||San Antonio||9||4,944||Private Not for Profit|
|Saint Edward’s University||$31,110||Austin||9||3,735||Private Not for Profit|
|Texas A & M University-Galveston||$6,389||Galveston||9||1,869||Public|
|Stephen F Austin State University||$7,928||Nacogdoches||7||10,217||Public|
|Tarleton State University||$5,522||Stephenville||7||7,456||Public|
|Texas A & M University-Texarkana||$5,328||Texarkana||7||1,036||Public|
|Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center||N/A||Lubbock||6||3,210||Public|
|Trinity University||$32,868||San Antonio||6||2,422||Private Not for Profit|
Best Schools Fighting for Families
Superb social work programs devoted to children and families are found in many online schools in Texas. With a projected 22 percent growth in the social work job market, these schools are leaning forward with innovative academic opportunities offered in this discipline. With field research, small classes, and clinical experiences, students at these colleges will find that they are fully prepared for the spectrum of demands found in this profession. The extensive scholarships available also make these schools all fantastic values. Comparing rankings, internship opportunities, quality facilities, and other features, we’ve determined the premiere social work programs that focus on family. All of these online schools in Texas are indexed in a convenient list below.
|CITY||SOCIAL DEGREES AWARDED||WOMEN||MEN||TUITION & FEES||TOTAL ENROLLMENT|
|The University of Texas at Austin||Austin||471||354||117||$9,790||46,823|
|University of North Texas||Denton||434||302||132||$8,357||26,123|
|The University of Texas at Arlington||Arlington||415||369||46||$8,878||19,171|
|Texas State University-San Marcos||San Marcos||284||220||64||$7,732||26,285|
|University of Houston||Houston||207||181||26||$8,094||28,837|
|Texas A & M University-College Station||College Station||206||146||60||$8,506||44,462|
|The University of Texas-Pan American||Edinburg||193||160||33||$5,165||13,019|
|The University of Texas at San Antonio||San Antonio||159||120||39||$7,389||23,361|
|Texas A & M University-Commerce||Commerce||147||119||28||$6,583||6,407|
|Stephen F Austin State University||Nacogdoches||137||117||20||$7,928||10,217|
|Texas Tech University||Lubbock||104||58||46||$7,517||27,545|
|The University of Texas at El Paso||El Paso||89||73||16||$7,214||14,279|
|Texas Woman’s University||Denton||77||73||4||$7,050||8,743|
|West Texas A & M University||Canyon||71||67||4||$6,308||5,672|
|Texas A & M University-Kingsville||Kingsville||59||41||18||$6,940||6,555|
|Tarleton State University||Stephenville||58||55||3||$5,522||7,456|
|Our Lady of the Lake University-San Antonio||San Antonio||57||52||5||$23,420||1,434|
|Texas Southern University||Houston||54||43||11||$7,646||7,399|
|University of Houston-Downtown||Houston||51||42||9||$5,022||6,303|
|Midwestern State University||Wichita Falls||48||41||7||$7,632||4,185|
|Angelo State University||San Angelo||46||38||8||$6,327||5,532|
|Saint Edward’s University||Austin||44||36||8||$31,110||3,735|
|Prairie View A & M University||Prairie View||43||26||17||$6,404||6,885|
|Sam Houston State University||Huntsville||42||34||8||$6,608||12,983|
|The University of Texas at Brownsville||Brownsville||41||29||12||$5,488||6,906|
|University of Houston-Clear Lake||Houston||38||34||4||N/A||3,528|
|Abilene Christian University||Abilene||36||32||4||$26,770||3,844|
|St. Mary’s University||San Antonio||32||22||10||$24,226||3,507|
|Dallas Baptist University||Dallas||30||29||1||$21,110||3,060|
|Texas Christian University||Fort Worth||29||24||5||$34,590||8,409|
|Southern Methodist University||Dallas||27||19||8||$41,750||8,378|
|University of Mary Hardin-Baylor||Belton||21||19||2||$24,150||2,741|
|The University of Texas at Dallas||Richardson||21||16||5||$10,666||13,311|
|Lubbock Christian University||Lubbock||19||15||4||$17,760||1,437|
|Trinity University||San Antonio||15||15||0||$32,868||2,422|
|Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi||Corpus Christi||14||13||1||$7,084||7,147|
|Texas Wesleyan University||Fort Worth||10||9||1||$20,840||2,126|
|The University of Texas of the Permian Basin||Odessa||9||9||0||$5,250||2,189|
|Howard Payne University||Brownwood||8||7||1||$22,560||982|
|Texas Lutheran University||Seguin||8||4||4||$24,990||1,309|
|University of the Incarnate Word||San Antonio||5||4||1||$23,690||4,944|
|Jarvis Christian College||Hawkins||5||3||2||$11,369||479|