Best Online/Distance Learning Colleges & Programs in Texas 2021

Hi readers! In this post, I’ve compiled a list of best distance learning colleges, universities, and institutes in Texas. Here, readers will find the following details – rankings, list of distance education colleges, their address, type of institute, fees/cost, degrees and awards, distance learning majors/degrees and more.

Distance Learning Texas

Best Online/Distance Learning Colleges in Texas for 2021

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College

Fees/Cost

Type of Institute

Degrees & Awards

Address

1 South Texas College $1,337 4-year, primarily associate’s, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree 3201 W Pecan, McAllen, Texas 78502-9701
2 College of the Mainland $2,785 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 1200 Amburn Road, Texas City, Texas 77591-2499
3 Texas A & M International University $3,323 4-year, Public Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship 5201 University Blvd, Laredo, Texas 78041-1900
4 The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley $4,654 4-year, Public Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship|Doctor’s degree – professional practice 1201 W University Dr, Edinburg, Texas 78539-2999
5 El Paso Community College $4,673 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 9050 Viscount Blvd, El Paso, Texas 79925-6507
6 Houston Community College $4,686 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 3100 Main Street, Houston, Texas 77002
7 Austin Community College District $4,786 4-year, primarily associate’s, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree 5930 Middle Fiskville Rd, Austin, Texas 78752
8 North Central Texas College $4,826 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 1525 W California Street, Gainesville, Texas 76240-4699
9 Ranger College $5,037 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 1100 College Circle, Ranger, Texas 76470
10 Palo Alto College $5,043 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 1400 W Villaret Blvd, San Antonio, Texas 78224-2499
11 Brazosport College $5,349 4-year, primarily associate’s, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree 500 College Dr, Lake Jackson, Texas 77566
12 Northwest Vista College $5,352 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 3535 N. Ellison Drive, San Antonio, Texas 78251
13 Collin County Community College District $5,454 4-year, primarily associate’s, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree 3452 Spur 399, McKinney, Texas 75069
14 Central Texas College $5,504 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 6200 West Central Texas Expressway, Killeen, Texas 76549-4199
15 Midland College $5,773 4-year, primarily associate’s, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree 3600 N Garfield, Midland, Texas 79705
16 San Antonio College $5,853 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 1819 N. Main Ave.,, San Antonio, Texas 78212-3941
17 Del Mar College $5,919 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 101 Baldwin Blvd., Corpus Christi, Texas 78404-3897
18 Amarillo College $6,005 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 2011 S. Washington, Amarillo, Texas 79109
19 Tarrant County College District $6,266 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 1500 Houston St, Fort Worth, Texas 76102-6524
20 St Philip’s College $6,340 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 1801 Martin Luther King Dr, San Antonio, Texas 78203-2098
21 Panola College $6,820 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 1109 W Panola Street, Carthage, Texas 75633-2397
22 McLennan Community College $6,835 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 1400 College Dr, Waco, Texas 76708
23 Frank Phillips College $6,945 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 1301 W. Roosevelt St., Borger, Texas 79008-5118
24 Lamar Institute of Technology $7,033 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 855 E Lavaca, Beaumont, Texas 77705
25 Trinity Valley Community College $7,136 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 100 Cardinal Drive, Athens, Texas 75751
26 University of Houston-Downtown $7,159 4-year, Public Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree 1 Main Street, Houston, Texas 77002-1014
27 Cedar Valley College $7,332 2-year, Public One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 3030 North Dallas Ave, Lancaster, Texas 75134-3799
28 Western Texas College $7,373 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 6200 College Ave, Snyder, Texas 79549
29 The University of Texas at Tyler $7,389 4-year, Public Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship|Doctor’s degree – professional practice 3900 University Blvd, Tyler, Texas 75799-6699
30 Weatherford College $7,601 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 225 College Park Drive, Weatherford, Texas 76086-5699
31 Kilgore College $7,791 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 1100 Broadway, Kilgore, Texas 75662-3299
32 Northeast Texas Community College $8,217 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 2886 FM 1735, Mount Pleasant, Texas 75455
33 Clarendon College $8,394 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 1122 College Drive, Clarendon, Texas 79226
34 Lone Star College System $8,401 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 5000 Research Forest Drive, The Woodlands, Texas 77381-4399
35 The University of Texas at El Paso $8,414 4-year, Public Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship|Doctor’s degree – professional practice 500 W. University Ave, El Paso, Texas 79968-0691
36 Jacksonville College-Main Campus $8,493 2-year, Private not-for-profit Associate’s degree|Two but less than 4 years certificate 105 B J Albritton Dr, Jacksonville, Texas 75766-4759
37 Tyler Junior College $8,837 4-year, primarily associate’s, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree 1400 East Fifth Street, Tyler, Texas 75701
38 Baptist University of the Americas $8,856 4-year, Private not-for-profit Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree 7838 Barlite Blvd., San Antonio, Texas 78224-1364
39 San Jacinto Community College $8,858 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 8060 Spencer Hwy, Pasadena, Texas 77505
40 University of Houston-Clear Lake $9,215 4-year, Public Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship 2700 Bay Area Blvd, Houston, Texas 77058-1002
41 Grayson College $9,518 4-year, primarily associate’s, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Two but less than 4 years certificate|Bachelor’s degree 6101 Grayson Drive, Denison, Texas 75020-8299
42 Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary $9,612 4-year, Private not-for-profit Less than one year certificate|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship|Doctor’s degree – other 2001 W. Seminary Dr., Fort Worth, Texas 76115
43 The University of Texas Permian Basin $9,769 4-year, Public Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree 4901 E University, Odessa, Texas 79762-0001
44 Midwestern State University $9,799 4-year, Public Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree 3410 Taft Blvd, Wichita Falls, Texas 76308-2099
45 Texas Woman’s University $9,830 4-year, Public Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship|Doctor’s degree – professional practice 304 Administration Dr, Denton, Texas 76204
46 University of Houston-Victoria $10,063 4-year, Public Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree 3007 N. Ben Wilson, Victoria, Texas 77901
47 Texas State Technical College $10,247 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Two but less than 4 years certificate 3801 Campus Drive, Waco, Texas 76705
48 Texas A&M University-Texarkana $10,412 4-year, Public Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship 7101 University Avenue, Texarkana, Texas 75503
49 The University of Texas at Dallas $10,455 4-year, Public Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship|Doctor’s degree – professional practice 800 West Campbell Road, Richardson, Texas 75080-3021
50 Alvin Community College $10,917 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Two but less than 4 years certificate 3110 Mustang Rd, Alvin, Texas 77511-4898
51 Navarro College $10,994 2-year, Public One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 3200 W 7th Avenue, Corsicana, Texas 75110
52 Hallmark University $11,213 4-year, primarily associate’s, Private not-for-profit Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree 10401 IH 10 W, San Antonio, Texas 78230-1736
53 Sul Ross State University $11,833 4-year, Public Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree HWY 90 East, Alpine, Texas 79832
54 Angelo State University $12,169 4-year, Public Less than one year certificate|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate|Doctor’s degree – professional practice 2601 W. Avenue N, San Angelo, Texas 76909
55 North American University $12,468 4-year, Private not-for-profit Less than one year certificate|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree 11929 West Airport Blvd., Stafford, Texas 77477-0000
56 Texas A & M University-Commerce $12,477 4-year, Public Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship 2600 South Neal Street, Commerce, Texas 75428-3011
57 Lamar University $12,716 4-year, Public Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship|Doctor’s degree – professional practice 4400 MLK Blvd, Beaumont, Texas 77705
58 Stephen F Austin State University $12,866 4-year, Public Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship 2008 Alumni Drive, Rusk 206, Nacogdoches, Texas 75961
59 Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi $12,916 4-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship|Doctor’s degree – professional practice 6300 Ocean Dr., Corpus Christi, Texas 78412-5503
60 West Texas A & M University $12,982 4-year, Public Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship 2501 4th Ave, Canyon, Texas 79016-0001
61 Sam Houston State University $13,055 4-year, Public Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship 1806 Ave J, Huntsville, Texas 77340
62 Texas A & M University-Kingsville $13,069 4-year, Public Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship 955 University Blvd, Kingsville, Texas 78363
63 The University of Texas at San Antonio $13,168 4-year, Public Less than one year certificate|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship One UTSA Circle, San Antonio, Texas 78249-1644
64 Texas State University $13,178 4-year, Public Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship|Doctor’s degree – professional practice 601 University Dr, San Marcos, Texas 78666
65 University of Houston $13,212 4-year, Public Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship|Doctor’s degree – professional practice 212 E. Cullen Building, Houston, Texas 77204-2018
66 Blinn College $13,400 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 902 College Ave, Brenham, Texas 77833-4098
67 Prairie View A & M University $13,460 4-year, Public Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship FM 1098 Road & University Drive, Prairie View, Texas 77446
68 M T Training Center $13,823 < 2-year, Private for-profit Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate 1801 S. Great Southwest Parkway, Grand Prairie, Texas 75051
69 University of North Texas $14,020 4-year, Public Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship|Doctor’s degree – professional practice 1501 W.Chestnut Ave., Denton, Texas 76203-1277
70 Texas A&M University-San Antonio $14,059 4-year, Public Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree One University Way, San Antonio, Texas 78224
71 Criswell College $14,137 4-year, Private not-for-profit Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree 4010 Gaston Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75246-1537
72 Wiley College $14,139 4-year, Private not-for-profit Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree 711 Wiley Ave, Marshall, Texas 75670
73 Jarvis Christian College $14,161 4-year, Private not-for-profit Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree PR 7631, Hwy 80 E, Hawkins, Texas 75765-1470
74 The University of Texas at Arlington $14,445 4-year, Public Less than one year certificate|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship|Doctor’s degree – professional practice 701 S. Nedderman Dr., Arlington, Texas 76013
75 Texas Southern University $14,540 4-year, Public Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship|Doctor’s degree – professional practice 3100 Cleburne St, Houston, Texas 77004
76 Tarleton State University $14,631 4-year, Public Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship 1333 W. Washington, Stephenville, Texas 76401-0000
77 Center for Advanced Legal Studies $15,242 2-year, Private for-profit Less than one year certificate|Associate’s degree 800 W Sam Houston Parkway S, Suite 100, Houston, Texas 77042-1912
78 The University of Texas at Austin $15,502 4-year, Public Less than one year certificate|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship|Doctor’s degree – professional practice 110 Inner Campus Drive, Austin, Texas 78705
79 Vista College $15,861 2-year, Private for-profit One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 6101 Montana Ave, El Paso, Texas 79925-2021
80 Dallas Institute of Funeral Service $16,134 2-year, Private not-for-profit Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 3909 S Buckner Blvd, Dallas, Texas 75227-4314
81 Messenger College $16,312 4-year, Private not-for-profit One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Two but less than 4 years certificate|Bachelor’s degree 2701 Brown Trail, Suite 408, Bedford, Texas 76021-4202
82 College of Biblical Studies-Houston $16,385 4-year, Private not-for-profit One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree 7000 Regency Square Blvd., Houston, Texas 77036-3211
83 Texas Tech University $16,463 4-year, Public Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship|Doctor’s degree – professional practice Broadway and University Avenue, Lubbock, Texas 79409-5005
84 Southwest University at El Paso $17,115 4-year, primarily associate’s, Private for-profit One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree 1414 Geronimo, El Paso, Texas 79925
85 Southern Careers Institute-Brownsville $17,561 < 2-year, Private for-profit Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate 935 N. Expressway, Brownsville, Texas 78520
86 Arlington Baptist University $17,578 4-year, Private not-for-profit Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree 3001 W Division, Arlington, Texas 76012-3425
87 Our Lady of the Lake University $18,012 4-year, Private not-for-profit Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship|Doctor’s degree – professional practice 411 SW 24th St., San Antonio, Texas 78207-4689
88 Southern Careers Institute-Austin $18,436 2-year, Private for-profit Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 1701 W Ben White Blvd, Ste 100, Austin, Texas 78744
89 Texas A & M University-College Station $19,237 4-year, Public Less than one year certificate|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship|Doctor’s degree – professional practice JKW Administration Building, Suite 200, College Station, Texas 77843-1248
90 St. Mary’s University $19,528 4-year, Private not-for-profit Less than one year certificate|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship|Doctor’s degree – professional practice One Camino Santa Maria, San Antonio, Texas 78228
91 University of St Thomas $19,544 4-year, Private not-for-profit Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship|Doctor’s degree – professional practice 3800 Montrose Blvd, Houston, Texas 77006-4696
92 Rice University $20,335 4-year, Private not-for-profit Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship 6100 S Main St, Houston, Texas 77005-1827
93 Houston Baptist University $20,436 4-year, Private not-for-profit Less than one year certificate|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship 7502 Fondren Rd, Houston, Texas 77074-3298
94 Hardin-Simmons University $20,696 4-year, Private not-for-profit Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship|Doctor’s degree – professional practice 2200 Hickory, Abilene, Texas 79698-0001
95 Grace School of Theology $21,011 4-year, Private not-for-profit One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Two but less than 4 years certificate|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree 3705 College Park Dr Ste 140, Conroe, Texas 77384-4894
96 Parker University $21,676 4-year, Private not-for-profit Less than one year certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – professional practice 2540 Walnut Hill Lane, Dallas, Texas 75229-5668
97 Southwestern Adventist University $21,717 4-year, Private not-for-profit Less than one year certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree 100 W Hillcrest, Keene, Texas 76059
98 McMurry University $21,719 4-year, Private not-for-profit Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree S 14th and Sayles Blvd, Abilene, Texas 79697
99 Schreiner University $22,860 4-year, Private not-for-profit One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate 2100 Memorial Blvd, Kerrville, Texas 78028-5697
100 East Texas Baptist University $22,956 4-year, Private not-for-profit Less than one year certificate|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree One Tiger Drive, Marshall, Texas 75670-1498
101 Howard Payne University $23,026 4-year, Private not-for-profit Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree 1000 Fisk St., Brownwood, Texas 76801-2794
102 Arlington Career Institute $23,361 2-year, Private for-profit Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Two but less than 4 years certificate 901 Ave K, Grand Prairie, Texas 75050-2636
103 Vista College-Online $23,572 4-year, primarily associate’s, Private for-profit Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree 300 N. Coit Rd, Suite 300, Richardson, Texas 75080
104 Lubbock Christian University $23,672 4-year, Private not-for-profit Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate 5601 19th Street, Lubbock, Texas 79407-2099
105 Concordia University Texas $24,061 4-year, Private not-for-profit Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship 11400 Concordia University Drive, Austin, Texas 78726
106 Dallas Nursing Institute $24,100 4-year, primarily associate’s, Private not-for-profit One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree 2101 Waterview Pkwy, Richardson, Texas 75080
107 University of the Incarnate Word $24,481 4-year, Private not-for-profit Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship|Doctor’s degree – professional practice 4301 Broadway, San Antonio, Texas 78209
108 LeTourneau University $24,609 4-year, Private not-for-profit Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree 2100 S Mobberly Ave, Longview, Texas 75602
109 The King’s University $24,688 4-year, Private not-for-profit One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree 2121 E. Southlake Boulevard, Southlake, Texas 76092
110 Southwestern Assemblies of God University $24,760 4-year, Private not-for-profit Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship 1200 Sycamore, Waxahachie, Texas 75165
111 Wayland Baptist University $24,882 4-year, Private not-for-profit Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship 1900 W 7th St., Plainview, Texas 79072
112 The College of Health Care Professions-South San Antonio $25,193 2-year, Private for-profit One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 1964 SW Military Drive, San Antonio, Texas 78221-1474
113 Southern Careers Institute-Harlingen $25,404 < 2-year, Private for-profit Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate 1122 Morgan Boulevard, Harlingen, Texas 78550
114 Strayer University-Texas $25,902 4-year, Private for-profit Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree 8501 N. Mopac Expressway, Austin, Texas 78759
115 Southern Careers Institute-San Antonio $26,047 < 2-year, Private for-profit Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate 6963 NW Loop 410, San Antonio, Texas 78238-4114
116 Southern Careers Institute-San Antonio $26,078 < 2-year, Private for-profit Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate 238 SW Military Drive, Suite 101, San Antonio, Texas 78221
117 Southern Careers Institute-Corpus Christi $26,148 < 2-year, Private for-profit Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate 2422 Airline Road, Corpus Christi, Texas 78414
118 Texas Wesleyan University $26,434 4-year, Private not-for-profit Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship 1201 Wesleyan St, Fort Worth, Texas 76105-1536
119 West Coast University-Dallas $26,525 4-year, Private for-profit Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate 8435 North Stemmons Freeway, Dallas, Texas 75247-3900
120 Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service $26,558 2-year, Private not-for-profit Less than one year certificate|Associate’s degree 415 Barren Springs Dr, Houston, Texas 77090-5918
121 Southern Careers Institute-Pharr $26,701 < 2-year, Private for-profit Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate 1500 N. Jackson Rd, Pharr, Texas 78577
122 University of Dallas $26,761 4-year, Private not-for-profit Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship 1845 E Northgate Drive, Irving, Texas 75062-4736
123 University of Mary Hardin-Baylor $27,237 4-year, Private not-for-profit Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate|Doctor’s degree – professional practice|Doctor’s degree – other 900 College St, Belton, Texas 76513-2599
124 Dallas Baptist University $27,259 4-year, Private not-for-profit Less than one year certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship 3000 Mountain Creek Parkway, Dallas, Texas 75211-9299
125 The College of Health Care Professions-Northwest $27,802 4-year, primarily associate’s, Private for-profit One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree 240 Northwest Mall, Houston, Texas 77092
126 Abilene Christian University $27,883 4-year, Private not-for-profit Less than one year certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship|Doctor’s degree – other Abilene, Texas 79699
127 Saint Edward’s University $28,214 4-year, Private not-for-profit Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship 3001 S Congress Ave, Austin, Texas 78704-6489
128 Dallas Christian College $28,323 4-year, Private not-for-profit Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree 2700 Christian Pkwy., Dallas, Texas 75234-7299
129 DeVry University-Texas $30,282 4-year, Private for-profit Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree 4800 Regent Blvd., Ste. 200, Irving, Texas 75063
130 Trinity University $30,505 4-year, Private not-for-profit Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree One Trinity Place, San Antonio, Texas 78212-7200
131 Texas Christian University $37,509 4-year, Private not-for-profit One but less than two years certificate|Two but less than 4 years certificate|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship|Doctor’s degree – professional practice 2800 S University Dr, Fort Worth, Texas 76129
132 Baylor University $38,372 4-year, Private not-for-profit Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship|Doctor’s degree – professional practice Waco, Texas 76798
133 Southern Methodist University $40,404 4-year, Private not-for-profit Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship|Doctor’s degree – professional practice 6425 Boaz St, Dallas, Texas 75275-0221
134 Amberton University NA 4-year, Private not-for-profit Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree 1700 Eastgate Dr, Garland, Texas 75041-5595
135 American College of Acupuncture and Oriental Med NA 4-year, Private for-profit Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – professional practice 9100 Park West Drive, Houston, Texas 77063-4104
136 Austin Graduate School of Theology NA 4-year, Private not-for-profit Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree 7640 Guadalupe St, Austin, Texas 78752
137 Bakke Graduate University NA 4-year, Private not-for-profit Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship 8515 Greenville Ave S206, Dallas, Texas 75243-7039
138 Baptist Health System School of Health Professions NA 4-year, primarily associate’s, Private for-profit Less than one year certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree 8400 Datapoint Dr, San Antonio, Texas 78229
139 Baptist Missionary Association Theological Seminary NA 4-year, Private not-for-profit Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree 1530 E Pine St, Jacksonville, Texas 75766-5407
140 Dallas Theological Seminary NA 4-year, Private not-for-profit Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship 3909 Swiss Ave, Dallas, Texas 75204
141 Oblate School of Theology NA 4-year, Private not-for-profit Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship|Doctor’s degree – professional practice 285 Oblate Dr, San Antonio, Texas 78216-6693
142 Texas A&M University-Central Texas NA 4-year, Public Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree 1001 Leadership Place, Killeen, Texas 76549
143 Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center NA 4-year, Public Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship|Doctor’s degree – professional practice 3601 4th Street, Lubbock, Texas 79430
144 The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston NA 4-year, Public Two but less than 4 years certificate|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship|Doctor’s degree – professional practice 7000 Fannin, Houston, Texas 77030
145 The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio NA 4-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship|Doctor’s degree – professional practice 7703 Floyd Curl Dr, San Antonio, Texas 78229-3900
146 The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston NA 4-year, Public Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship|Doctor’s degree – professional practice 301 University Blvd, Galveston, Texas 77555-0129
147 University of North Texas Health Science Center NA 4-year, Public Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship|Doctor’s degree – professional practice 3500 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth, Texas 76107-2699

 

For ranking colleges, we have used the ‘affordability’ factor. With each passing year, cost of higher-education is rising. Keeping this fact in mind, we have decided to rank institutes on the basis of cost/expenses and affordability.

 

Best Online/Distance Learning Programs & Majors

Here are some popular distance learning programs/majors –

  1. Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences

    • Agricultural and Domestic Animal Services
    • Agricultural and Food Products Processing
    • Agricultural Business and Management
    • Agricultural Mechanization
    • Agricultural Production Operations
    • Agricultural Public Services
    • Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences, Other
    • Agriculture, General
    • Animal Sciences
    • Applied Horticulture and Horticultural Business Services
    • Food Science and Technology
    • International Agriculture
    • Plant Sciences
    • Soil Sciences
  2. Architecture and Related Services

  3. Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies

    • Area Studies
    • Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies
  4. Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  5. Business, Marketing, Management, and Related Support Services

    • Accounting and Related Services
    • Business Administration, Management and Operations
    • Business Operations Support and Assistant Services
    • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
    • Business/Commerce, General
    • Business/Corporate Communications
    • Business/Managerial Economics
    • Construction Management
    • Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations
    • Finance and Financial Management Services
    • General Sales, Merchandising, and Related Marketing Operations
    • Hospitality Administration/Management
    • Human Resources Management and Services
    • Insurance
    • International Business
    • Management Information Systems and Services
    • Management Sciences and Quantitative Methocs
    • Marketing
    • Real Estate
    • Specialized Sales, Merchandising, and Marketing Operations
    • Taxation
    • Telecommunications Management
  6. Communication Technologies/Technicians and Support Services

    • Audiovisual Communications Technologies/Technicians
    • Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services, Other
    • Communications Technology/Technician
    • Graphic Communications
  7. Communication, Journalism, and Related programs

    • Communication and Media Studies
    • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
    • Journalism
    • Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication
    • Publishing
    • Radio, Television, and Digital Communication
  8. Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

    • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
    • Computer and Information Sciences, General
    • Computer Programming
    • Computer Science
    • Computer Software and Media Applications
    • Computer Systems Analysis
    • Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
    • Computer/Information Technology Administration and Management
    • Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications
    • Data Processing
    • Information Science/Studies
  9. Construction Trades

    • Construction Trades, General
    • Construction Trades, Other
  10. Education

    • Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education
    • Curriculum and Instruction
    • Education, General
    • Education, Other
    • Educational Administration and Supervision
    • Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research
    • Educational/Instructional Media Design
    • International and Comparative Education
    • Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education
    • Special Education and Teaching
    • Student Counseling and Personnel Services
    • Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas
    • Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods
    • Teaching Assistants/Aides
    • Teaching English or French as a Second or Foreign Language
  11. Engineering

    • Aerospace, Aeronautical, and Astronautical Engineering
    • Agricultural Engineering
    • Architectural Engineering
    • Biochemical Engineering
    • Biological/Biosystems Engineering
    • Biomedical/Medical Engineering
    • Cermic Sciences and Engineering
    • Chemical Engineering
    • Civil Engineering
    • Computer Engineering
    • Construction Engineering
    • Electrical, Electronics, and Communications Engineering
    • Electromechanical Engineering
    • Engineering Chemistry
    • Engineering Mechanics
    • Engineering Physics
    • Engineering Science
    • Engineering, General
    • Engineering, Other
    • Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
    • Forest Engineering
    • Geological Engineering
    • Industrial Engineering
    • Manufacturing Engineering
    • Materials Engineering
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Mechatronics, Robotics, and Automation Engineering
    • Metallurgical Engineering
    • Mining and Mineral Engineering
    • Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering
    • Nuclear Engineering
    • Ocean Engineering
    • Operations Research
    • Paper Science and Engineering
    • Petroleum Engineering
    • Plastics Engineering
    • Surveying Engineering
    • Systems Engineering
    • Textile Sciences and Engineering
  12. Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields

    • Architecture Engineering Technicians
    • Civil Engineering Technicians
    • Computer Engineering Technicians
    • Construction Engineering Technologies
    • Drafting Engineering Technicians
    • Electrical Engineering Technicians
    • Electromechanical Instrumentation and Maintenance Technicians
    • Engineering Technicians, Other
    • Engineering Technology, General
    • Engineering-Related Fields
    • Engineering-Related Technologies
    • Environmental Control Technicians
    • Industrial Production Technicians
    • Mechanical Engineering Related Technicians
    • Mining and Petroleum Technicians
    • Nanotechnology
    • Nuclear Engineering Technicians
    • Quality Control and Safety Technicians
  13. English Language and Literature/Letters

    • English Language and Literature, General
    • English Language and Literature/Letters, Other
    • Literature
    • Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies
  14. Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences

    • Apparel and Textiles
    • Family and Consumer Electronics Related Studies
    • Family and Consumer Sciences Business Services
    • Family and Consumer Sciences, General
    • Family and Consumer Sciences, Other
    • Foods, Nutrition, and Related Services
    • Housing and Human Environments
    • Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services
    • Work and Family Studies
  15. Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics

    • African Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
    • Native American Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
    • American Sign Language
    • Celtic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
    • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
    • East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
    • Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
    • Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
    • Persian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
    • Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services
    • Middle Eastern and Semitic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
    • Modern Greek Language and Literature
    • Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
    • Slavic, Baltic, and Albanian Languages, Literature, and Linguistics
    • South Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
    • Southeast Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
    • Turkic, Uralic-Altaic, Caucasian, and Central Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
  16. History

  17. Legal Professions and Studies

    • Law
    • Legal Professions and Studies, Other
    • Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies
    • Legal Support Services
    • Non-Professional General Legal Studies (UG)
  18. Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies, and Humanities

  19. Library Science

  20. Mathematics and Statistics

    • Applied Mathematics
    • Mathematics
    • Mathematics and Statistics, Other
    • Statistics
  21. Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians

  22. Military Technologies and Applied Sciences

  23. Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  24. Natural Resources and Conservation

    • Fishing and Fisheries Sciences Management
    • Forestry
    • Natural Resources and Conservation
    • Natural Resources and Conservation and Research
    • Natural Resources Management and Policy
    • Wildlife and Wildlands Science and Management
  25. Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

    • Health and Physical Education/Fitness
    • Outdoor Education
    • Parks, Recreation, and Leisure Facilities Management
    • Parks, Recreation, and Leisure Studies
    • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies, Other
  26. Personal and Culinary Services

    • Cosmetology and Related Personal Grooming Services
    • Culinary Arts and Related Services
    • Funeral Service and Mortuary Science
    • Personal and Culinary Services, Other
  27. Philosophy and Religious Studies

    • Philosophy
    • Philosophy and Religious Studies, General
    • Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other
    • Religion/Religious Studies
  28. Physical Sciences

    • Astronomy and Astrophysics
    • Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology
    • Chemistry
    • Geosciences
    • Materials Sciences
    • Physical Sciences
    • Physical Sciences, Other
    • Physics
  29. Precision Production

  30. Psychology

    • Psychology, General
    • Psychology, Other
  31. Public Administration and Social Service Professions

    • Community Organization and Advocacy
    • Human Services, General
    • Public Administration
    • Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other
    • Public Policy Analysis
    • Social Work
  32. Science Technologies/Technicians

  33. Social Sciences

    • Demography and Population Studies
    • Economics
    • Geography and Cartography
    • International Relations and National Security Studies
    • Political Science and Government
    • Rural Sociology
    • Social Sciences, General
    • Social Sciences, Other
    • Sociology
    • Sociology and Anthropology
    • Urban Studies/Affairs
  34. Theology and Religious Vocations

    • Bible/Biblical Studies
    • Missionary Studies
    • Pastoral Counseling and Specialized Ministries
    • Religious Education
    • Religious Music
    • Theological and Ministerial Studies
    • Theology and Religious Vocations, Other
  35. Transportation and Materials Moving

    • Transportation and Materials Moving, Other
  36. Visual and Performing Arts

    • Arts, Entertainment, and Media Management
    • Design and Applied Arts
    • Fine and Studio Arts
    • Visual and Performing Arts, General
    • Visual and Performing Arts, Other

 

Come, let us take a close look at the admission process and requirements –

 

Admission Requirements

While evaluating candidates who’ve applied for admission, colleges take the following factors into consideration –

  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school rank
  • Secondary school record
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • ACT/SAT test scores
  • TOEFL
  • Other relevant tests

 

The factors mentioned above are divided into the following groups – Admission considerations that are ‘Required/Mandatory’, admission considerations that are ‘Recommended’ and admission requirements that are ‘Considered but not required’.

 

Admission requirements may vary from one college to another. Most of the colleges rely on secondary school GPA, secondary school record, ACT/SAT scores and TOEFL (as mandatory considerations). Community colleges usually have an open admission policy.

 

Online/Distance Education Degrees

Depending upon the level of the program, Degrees or Awards can be classified into the following types –

  • Certificates
  • Associate’s Degree
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Advanced Degrees

 

Certificates

  • Less than one year certificate: The duration of the program is less than one year.
  • One but less than two years certificate: The duration of the course is 1 year (or more, but less than 2 years).

 

Associate’s Degree

Associate’s Degree program is two years long. After completing this program, you’ll obtain an Associate’s Degree from the college/university/accrediting body.

 

Bachelor’s Degree

Bachelor’s Degree program is four years long. After completing this program, you’ll obtain an Associate’s Degree from the college/university/accrediting body.

 

Advanced Degrees

Here are some of the popular advanced degrees –

  • Master’s Degree
  • Doctor’s Degree
  • Post-master’s certificate
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