2018 Best Online Colleges in Texas

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This list includes the 25 best online colleges in Texas in 2018 based on their affordability and academic strength. Texas Tech University ranks first on the list with an affordable annual tuition of $8,700 and an academic strength of 69%. The university offers a total of 91 online programs, including a Bachelor of Science in Plant and Soil Sciences and a Graduate Certificate in Deafblind. Texas A & M University-College Station, ranked 15th, has the highest academic strength on this list at 73%. 14 out of the 25 schools on this list cost under $15,000 annually.

View our methodology for more details or learn more about SR Education Group. To see all online schools in Texas, view our comprehensive list.

Rank School Annual Tuition Academic Strength
#1 #1 Texas Tech University Annual Tuition $8,700 Academic Strength 69%
#2 #2 University of Houston Annual Tuition $10,170 Academic Strength 72%
#3 #3 The University of Texas at Tyler Annual Tuition $8,293 Academic Strength 65%
#4 #4 Lamar University Annual Tuition $7,440 Academic Strength 60%
#5 #5 LeTourneau University Annual Tuition $10,650 Academic Strength 70%
#6 #6 Midwestern State University Annual Tuition $8,665 Academic Strength 61%
#7 #7 The University of Texas at Arlington Annual Tuition $10,449 Academic Strength 63%
#8 #8 University of North Texas Annual Tuition $12,000 Academic Strength 68%
#9 #9 Schreiner University Annual Tuition $10,203 Academic Strength 61%
#10 #10 Concordia University - Texas Annual Tuition $10,500 Academic Strength 61%
#11 #11 Stephen F. Austin State University Annual Tuition $10,978 Academic Strength 62%
#12 #12 Sam Houston State University Annual Tuition $12,370 Academic Strength 62%
#13 #13 Wayland Baptist University Annual Tuition $11,400 Academic Strength 54%
#14 #14 West Texas A & M University Annual Tuition $13,950 Academic Strength 61%
#15 #15 Texas A & M University-College Station Annual Tuition $18,036 Academic Strength 73%
#16 #16 University of the Incarnate Word Annual Tuition $15,900 Academic Strength 60%
#17 #17 Angelo State University Annual Tuition $15,748 Academic Strength 59%
#18 #18 Southwestern Assemblies of God University Annual Tuition $17,250 Academic Strength 58%
#19 #19 Tarleton State University Annual Tuition $17,475 Academic Strength 58%
#20 #20 Texas Woman's University Annual Tuition $18,886 Academic Strength 58%
#21 #21 University of Houston-Downtown Annual Tuition $19,050 Academic Strength 56%
#22 #22 Texas A & M University-Texarkana Annual Tuition $21,014 Academic Strength 59%
#23 #23 University of Houston-Clear Lake Annual Tuition $23,640 Academic Strength 64%
#24 #24 Texas A & M University-Commerce Annual Tuition $22,673 Academic Strength 61%
#25 #25 Texas A & M International University Annual Tuition $22,258 Academic Strength 56%
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2018 Online Colleges in Texas Ranking Details

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  • Annual Tuition: $8,700
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 63%
  • Academic Strength: 69%
  • Locations: Lubbock

Online Bachelor's Degrees (11)

Online Master's Degrees (45)

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  • Annual Tuition: $10,170
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 60%
  • Academic Strength: 72%
  • Locations: Houston

Online Bachelor's Degrees (7)

Online Master's Degrees (16)

Online Doctoral Degrees (2)

Online Certificate Programs (11)

  • Annual Tuition: $8,293
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 64%
  • Academic Strength: 65%
  • Locations: Tyler

Online Bachelor's Degrees (2)

Online Master's Degrees (24)

Online Doctoral Degrees (2)

Online Certificate Programs (18)

  • Annual Tuition: $7,440
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 79%
  • Academic Strength: 60%
  • Locations: Beaumont

Online Bachelor's Degrees (13)

Online Master's Degrees (25)

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Online Doctoral Degrees (1)

Online Certificate Programs (3)

  • Annual Tuition: $10,650
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 45%
  • Academic Strength: 70%
  • Locations: Longview

Online Associate Degrees (2)

Online Bachelor's Degrees (13)

Online Master's Degrees (19)

Online Certificate Programs (2)

  • Annual Tuition: $8,665
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 76%
  • Academic Strength: 61%
  • Locations: Wichita Falls

Online Bachelor's Degrees (11)

Online Master's Degrees (21)

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Online Certificate Programs (3)

  • Annual Tuition: $10,449
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 66%
  • Academic Strength: 63%
  • Locations: Arlington

Online Associate Degrees (1)

Online Bachelor's Degrees (6)

Online Master's Degrees (41)

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Online Doctoral Degrees (1)

Online Certificate Programs (9)

  • Annual Tuition: $12,000
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 70%
  • Academic Strength: 68%
  • Locations: Denton

Online Bachelor's Degrees (3)

Online Master's Degrees (27)

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Online Doctoral Degrees (1)

Online Certificate Programs (17)

  • Annual Tuition: $10,203
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 90%
  • Academic Strength: 61%
  • Locations: Kerrville
  • Annual Tuition: $10,500
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 82%
  • Academic Strength: 61%
  • Locations: Austin

Online Bachelor's Degrees (17)

Online Master's Degrees (22)

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  • Annual Tuition: $10,978
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 62%
  • Academic Strength: 62%
  • Locations: Nacogdoches

Online Bachelor's Degrees (5)

Online Master's Degrees (38)

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Online Certificate Programs (9)

  • Annual Tuition: $12,370
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 73%
  • Academic Strength: 62%
  • Locations: Huntsville

Online Bachelor's Degrees (9)

Online Master's Degrees (33)

Online Doctoral Degrees (2)

Online Certificate Programs (23)

  • Annual Tuition: $11,400
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 99%
  • Academic Strength: 54%
  • Locations: Plainview

Online Associate Degrees (5)

Online Bachelor's Degrees (18)

Online Master's Degrees (27)

Online Doctoral Degrees (1)

Online Certificate Programs (2)

  • Annual Tuition: $13,950
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 67%
  • Academic Strength: 61%
  • Locations: Canyon

Online Bachelor's Degrees (14)

Online Master's Degrees (12)

Online Certificate Programs (3)

  • Annual Tuition: $18,036
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 67%
  • Academic Strength: 73%
  • Locations: College Station

Online Bachelor's Degrees (2)

Online Master's Degrees (73)

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Online Doctoral Degrees (4)

Online Certificate Programs (41)

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  • Annual Tuition: $15,900
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 92%
  • Academic Strength: 60%
  • Locations: San Antonio

Online Associate Degrees (7)

Online Bachelor's Degrees (19)

Online Master's Degrees (13)

Online Doctoral Degrees (1)

Online Certificate Programs (6)

  • Annual Tuition: $15,748
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 77%
  • Academic Strength: 59%
  • Locations: San Angelo

Online Bachelor's Degrees (4)

Online Master's Degrees (12)

Online Certificate Programs (15)

  • Annual Tuition: $17,250
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and ABHE
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 28%
  • Academic Strength: 58%
  • Locations: Waxahachie

Online Associate Degrees (13)

Online Bachelor's Degrees (34)

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Online Master's Degrees (27)

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Online Doctoral Degrees (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $18,886
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 86%
  • Academic Strength: 58%
  • Locations: Denton

Online Bachelor's Degrees (7)

Online Master's Degrees (13)

Online Doctoral Degrees (1)

Online Certificate Programs (6)

  • Annual Tuition: $19,050
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 78%
  • Academic Strength: 56%
  • Locations: Houston
  • Annual Tuition: $21,014
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 71%
  • Academic Strength: 59%
  • Locations: Texarkana
  • Annual Tuition: $23,640
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 65%
  • Academic Strength: 64%
  • Locations: Houston

Online Bachelor's Degrees (6)

Online Master's Degrees (14)

Online Certificate Programs (7)

  • Annual Tuition: $22,673
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 47%
  • Academic Strength: 61%
  • Locations: Commerce

Online Bachelor's Degrees (11)

Online Master's Degrees (39)

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Online Doctoral Degrees (1)

Online Certificate Programs (2)

  • Annual Tuition: $22,258
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 48%
  • Academic Strength: 56%
  • Locations: Laredo
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Comprehensive List of Accredited Online Schools in Texas (102)

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 14 bachelor's degrees and 12 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 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 60,435 students in the fall of 2016.

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