AffordableCollegesOnline.org Announces Best Online Colleges in Texas for 2016

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Site Analyzes and Ranks Top Colleges in Texas for Affordable Online Learning

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We've found the schools in Texas who are designing learning options to be more flexible and accessible than ever before, for both in-state students and learners located across the nation.

The 2016 ranking of the Best Online Colleges in Texas has been released by leading higher education and online student resource provider, AffordableCollegesOnline.org. Four-year colleges earning the highest marks include the University of Texas of the Permian Basin, the University of Texas, Victoria, and Southwestern Adventist University. Frank Phillips College, Western Texas College and Odessa College received top honors for two-year colleges. Between the two lists, more than 70 colleges in Texas were recognized for their variety of online education options and their strong focus on affordability.

"The number of Texans earning college degrees has increased dramatically over the past five years,” said Dan Schuessler, CEO and Founder of AffordableCollegesOnline.org. "We’ve found the schools in Texas who are designing learning options to be more flexible and accessible than ever before, for both in-state students and learners located across the nation.”

To earn a place on AffordableCollegesOnline.org’s list, schools are required to meet certain baseline criteria. Colleges must be accredited, public or private not-for-profit institutions. Schools had to also meet baseline affordability standards, offering in-state tuition for under $5,000 per year at two year schools and under $25,000 per year at four year schools. Each college’s ranking is determined by an in-depth analysis of more than a dozen different metrics, ranging from financial aid options to graduation rate to online program variety.

The full list of colleges is included below. To see where each ranks specifically and to get more specific details about the methodology used to compare each college, visit the following page:

http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/online-colleges/texas/

The Best Two-Year Online Colleges in Texas for 2016:

Alvin Community College
Amarillo College
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
Lone Star College
Navarro College
North Central Texas College
Odessa College
Panola College
South Plains College
Tarrant County College District
Temple College
Texas State Technical College - Waco
Trinity Valley Community College
Tyler Junior College
Western Texas College

The Best Four-Year Online Colleges in Texas for 2016:

Amberton University
Angelo State University
Arlington Baptist College
Dallas Baptist University
Dallas Christian College
Grace School of Theology
King's University
Lamar University
Lubbock Christian University
Messenger College
Midwestern State University
Our Lady of the Lake University
Parker University
Prairie View A & M University
Sam Houston State University
South Texas College
Southwestern Adventist University
Southwestern Assemblies of God University
Southwestern Christian College
Stephen F. Austin State University
Sul Ross State University
Tarleton State University
Texas A & M University - Central Texas
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 Tech University
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Texas Woman's University
The University of Texas at Arlington
The University of Texas at Brownsville
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 MD Anderson Cancer Center
The University of Texas Medical Branch
The University of Texas of the Permian Basin
University of Houston - Clear Lake
University of Houston - Downtown
University of Houston - Victoria
University of North Texas
University of North Texas at Dallas
Wayland Baptist University
West Texas A & M University

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AffordableCollegesOnline.org began in 2011 to provide quality data and information about pursuing an affordable higher education. Our free community resource materials and tools span topics such as financial aid and college savings, opportunities for veterans and people with disabilities, and online learning resources. We feature higher education institutions that have developed online learning environments that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational and career success. We have been featured by nearly 1,100 postsecondary institutions and nearly 120 government organizations.

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