2020 Best Online Colleges in Texas

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This list highlights the best online colleges in Texas, based on affordability and reported alumni salaries. Texas A&M University-College Station ranks #1 on the list with an affordable annual tuition of $4,636 and the highest median salary of $104,000. Students can choose from a wide variety of online programs, such as a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, a Doctor of Education in Curriculum & Instruction, and more. South Texas College, ranked #16, has the most affordable tuition for in-state students at $2,310 each year.

Alumni salaries were provided by PayScale. 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 Median Salary
#1 #1 Texas A&M University-College Station $4,636 $104,000
#2 #2 Texas Tech University $9,090 $92,000
#3 #3 The University of Texas Medical Branch $8,199 $89,800
#4 #4 University of Houston $10,950 $88,900
#5 #5 The University of Texas at Arlington $8,995 $87,600
#6 #6 Lamar University $7,440 $86,600
#7 #7 LeTourneau University $14,250 $85,100
#8 #8 University of Houston-Clear Lake $7,961 $83,500
#9 #9 Prairie View A & M University $23,889 $85,200
#10 #10 Houston Baptist University $12,865 $82,200
#11 #11 Abilene Christian University $12,640 $80,700
#12 #12 University of North Texas $8,403 $79,000
#13 #13 Amberton University $7,950 $78,400
#14 #14 Western Governors University $6,450 $78,000
#15 #15 The University of Texas at El Paso $12,600 $78,800
#16 #16 South Texas College $2,310 $76,900
#17 #17 Stephen F. Austin State University $10,946 $77,300
#18 #18 University of Houston-Downtown $6,990 $75,900
#19 #19 Midwestern State University $7,216 $75,800
#20 #20 Sam Houston State University $13,661 $76,500
#21 #21 Angelo State University $6,915 $75,300
#22 #22 University of Houston-Victoria $6,119 $74,900
#23 #23 The University of Texas at San Antonio $13,500 $75,500
#24 #24 West Texas A & M University $6,539 $74,500
#25 #25 Texas A & M University-Commerce $10,457 $74,600
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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.

  • Annual Tuition: $4,636
  • Median Salary: $104,000
  • Accreditation: SACS COC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: College Station
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  • Annual Tuition: $9,090
  • Median Salary: $92,000
  • Accreditation: SACS COC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Lubbock
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  • Annual Tuition: $8,199
  • Median Salary: $89,800
  • Accreditation: SACS COC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Galveston
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  • Annual Tuition: $10,950
  • Median Salary: $88,900
  • Accreditation: SACS COC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Houston
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  • Annual Tuition: $8,995
  • Median Salary: $87,600
  • Accreditation: SACS COC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Online
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  • Annual Tuition: $7,440
  • Median Salary: $86,600
  • Accreditation: SACS COC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Online
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  • Annual Tuition: $14,250
  • Median Salary: $85,100
  • Accreditation: SACS COC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Longview
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  • Annual Tuition: $7,961
  • Median Salary: $83,500
  • Accreditation: SACS COC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Houston
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  • Annual Tuition: $23,889
  • Median Salary: $85,200
  • Accreditation: SACS COC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Prairie View
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  • Annual Tuition: $12,865
  • Median Salary: $82,200
  • Accreditation: SACS COC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Online
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  • Annual Tuition: $12,640
  • Median Salary: $80,700
  • Accreditation: SACS COC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Online
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  • Annual Tuition: $8,403
  • Median Salary: $79,000
  • Accreditation: SACS COC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Denton
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  • Annual Tuition: $7,950
  • Median Salary: $78,400
  • Accreditation: SACS COC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Garland
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  • Annual Tuition: $6,450
  • Median Salary: $78,000
  • Accreditation: NWCCU and DEAC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Multiple Locations
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  • Annual Tuition: $12,600
  • Median Salary: $78,800
  • Accreditation: SACS COC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Online
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  • Annual Tuition: $2,310
  • Median Salary: $76,900
  • Accreditation: SACS COC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: McAllen, Weslaco, Rio Grande City
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  • Annual Tuition: $10,946
  • Median Salary: $77,300
  • Accreditation: SACS COC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Nacogdoches
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  • Annual Tuition: $6,990
  • Median Salary: $75,900
  • Accreditation: SACS COC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Houston
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  • Annual Tuition: $7,216
  • Median Salary: $75,800
  • Accreditation: SACS COC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Wichita Falls
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  • Annual Tuition: $13,661
  • Median Salary: $76,500
  • Accreditation: SACS COC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Huntsville
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  • Annual Tuition: $6,915
  • Median Salary: $75,300
  • Accreditation: SACS COC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: San Angelo
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  • Annual Tuition: $6,119
  • Median Salary: $74,900
  • Accreditation: SACS COC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Victoria
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  • Annual Tuition: $13,500
  • Median Salary: $75,500
  • Accreditation: SACS COC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: San Antonio
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  • Annual Tuition: $6,539
  • Median Salary: $74,500
  • Accreditation: SACS COC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Canyon
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  • Annual Tuition: $10,457
  • Median Salary: $74,600
  • Accreditation: SACS COC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Commerce
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Comprehensive List of Accredited Online Schools in Texas (113)

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.

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