Names Best Online Colleges in Texas for 2017

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The Community for Accredited Online Schools, a leading resource provider for higher education information, has released its list of the Best Online Colleges in Texas for 2017. Highlighting both two- and four-year schools, more than 90 Texas colleges received accolades, with the University of Texas at Austin, Texas A&M University, University of North Texas, Texas Tech University and Baylor University coming in as the top four-year schools and St. Philip’s College, Odessa College, Del Mar College, Western Texas College and Texas State Technical College Waco ranking highest among two-year schools.

“About 1.5 million students enrolled in post-secondary education in Texas in fall 2016,” said Doug Jones, CEO and founder of “As Internet-based coursework becomes more accessible, students may find that online programs suit their needs better. Schools on our list have been ranked for overall quality, providing excellent options for anyone who wants more flexible education options.”

To determine the Best Online Schools in Texas, each college in the state was evaluated using over a dozen unique data points to find which schools best meet students’ needs, including graduation rates, career placement services and financial aid availability. also requires each school highlighted on the lists to carry institutional accreditation and hold public or private not-for-profit status.

Find each school’s score and ranking or read more about the data and methodology used to determine the lists here:

The Best Four-Year Online Schools in Texas for 2017 include the following:
Abilene Christian University
Angelo State University
Baylor University
Concordia University-Texas
Dallas Baptist University
Dallas Christian College
Grace School of Theology
Houston Baptist University
Howard Payne University
Lamar University
LeTourneau University
Lubbock Christian University
Messenger College
Midwestern State University
Our Lady of the Lake University
Prairie View A & M University
Sam Houston State University
Schreiner University
Southern Methodist University
Southwestern Adventist University
Southwestern Assemblies of God University
St Mary's University
Stephen F Austin State University
Sul Ross State University
Tarleton State University
Texas A & M International University
Texas A & M University-College Station
Texas A & M University-Commerce
Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi
Texas A & M University-Kingsville
Texas A & M University-Texarkana
Texas Christian University
Texas Southern University
Texas State University
Texas Tech University
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Texas Woman's University
The University of Texas at Arlington
The University of Texas at Austin
The University of Texas at Dallas
The University of Texas at El Paso
The University of Texas at Tyler
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
The University of Texas of the Permian Basin
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Trinity University
University of Dallas
University of Houston
University of Houston-Clear Lake

The Best Two-Year Online Schools in Texas for 2017 include the following:
Alvin Community College
Amarillo College
Austin Community College District
Central Texas College
College of the Mainland
Collin College
Del Mar College
El Paso Community College
Frank Phillips College
Grayson College
Houston Community College
Kilgore College
Lamar Institute of Technology
Lamar State College-Port Arthur
Lone Star College
Navarro College
North Central Texas College
Northwest Vista College
Odessa College
Palo Alto College
Panola College
San Antonio College
South Plains College
St Philip's College
Tarrant County College District
Temple College
Texas State Technical College - West Texas
Texas State Technical College-Waco
Trinity Valley Community College
Tyler Junior College
Western Texas College

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