2020 Best Online Colleges in Texas
This list highlights the best online colleges in Texas, based on affordability and reported alumni salaries.
2020 Online Colleges in Texas Ranking Details
For each school, we conducted manual research to provide prospective students with more details about the schools' online programs. Explore online degrees offered and accreditation information below.
Comprehensive List of Accredited Online Schools in Texas
Texas is home to over 100 accredited schools offering online degree programs. Many of the public universities in Texas offer online degrees, including several from the Texas A & M University System and the University of Texas System. Common degree programs at these schools include those in business, management, nursing, and education. West Texas A & M University, one of many affordable options in the state, offers 18 bachelor's degrees and 19 master's degrees across a variety of subjects. There are also many religiously-affiliated schools on the list, including Abilene Christian University and Dallas Baptist University.
At a Glance:
- Forty-seven of the schools on this list offer low annual tuitions under $15,000.
- A large portion of Texas public university students take online courses; in 2017, around 20% of semester credit hours taken at public universities in the state were through distance education.
- Texas A & M University, located in College Station, is the second biggest university in the country with an enrollment of 69,367 students in the fall of 2018.
- Data Resources from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. Greater Texas Foundation. Accessed September 23, 2019. https://www.greatertexasfoundation.org/research-resources/data-resources-from-the-texas-higher-education-coordinating-board/.
- Enrollment Profile Fall 2018. Texas A & M University. Accessed September 23, 2019. https://dars.tamu.edu/Student/Enrollment-Profile.