Texas K-12 Online Schools

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.

Explore online degree programs Search Programs
Search School Name
School Type
9 Results
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

Texas Online Colleges and Universities

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.

Community Colleges in Texas

Search School Name
Degree Levels
13 Results
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 +
Previous 1 2
Explore online degree programs Search Programs

Texas Online Colleges Spotlight

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

Best Online Schools in Texas for 2015-2016

Score Student/teacher ratio Financial aid Cost more
1 Howard College 97.68 15:1 87%

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.

4 Panola College 97.26 19:1 54%

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.

Score Student/teacher ratio Financial aid Cost more
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.

3 Trinity University 97.46 9:1 94%

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.

7 Schreiner University 96.96 14:1 100%

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.

12 Northwood University-Texas 96.07 12:1 100%

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.

16 Lamar University 95.69 21:1 81%

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.

20 Concordia University-Texas 94.52 11:1 97%

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.

27 Amberton University 86.96 19:1 N/A

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

Search School Name
School Type
Degree Levels
41 Results
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 +
Previous 1 2 3 5
Explore online degree programs Search Programs

Best Online Colleges and Universities in Texas

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
Huston-Tillotson University$11,020 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.

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
Lamar University$8,544 Beaumont 348 7,668 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 LakeN/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 BranchN/A Galveston 31 2,131 Public
The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer CenterN/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 CenterN/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 CenterN/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.

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
Baylor University Waco 141 117 24 $33,716 14,456
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
Lamar University Beaumont 41 37 4 $8,544 7,668
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
McMurry University Abilene 26 16 10 $23,480 1,190
University of Mary Hardin-Baylor Belton 21 19 2 $24,150 2,741
Rice University Houston 21 16 5 $37,292 5,995
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
Wiley College Marshall 14 11 3 $11,382 1,229
Austin College Sherman 13 13 0 $32,850 1,338
Texas College Tyler 12 9 3 $9,682 833
Hardin-Simmons University Abilene 10 9 1 $22,560 1,874
Texas Wesleyan University Fort Worth 10 9 1 $20,840 2,126
Southwestern University Georgetown 9 7 2 $34,410 1,333
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