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ASU Ranked No. 3 Online College in Texas

August 24, 2015

Angelo State University has been named one of the “Top 10 Online Colleges in Texas” by BestSchools.com, an online college guide for prospective students that ranks and profiles online schools and academic programs in all 50 states.

3d laptop and graduation hatOverall, ASU ranked No. 3 on the list of top online colleges in Texas behind only the University of Houston and Texas Tech University. To be eligible for the rankings, schools must be accredited and not-for-profit, offer at least one fully online bachelor’s degree and voluntarily disclose curriculum and tuition information on their website. 

The actual data for the rankings is collected through interviews with school administrators and faculty. Criteria includes each school’s online program history, how the program and courses are developed, who teaches the online courses, what strategies are in place to ensure a quality student experience, and the vision for long-term growth. 

According to BestSchools.com, “All of the colleges in our top three do pretty well when it comes to offering an affordable tuition rate, but Angelo State University beats the others by a long shot. They’re easily one of the best choices in the state for any student prioritizing value for the money.” Also, “ASU has been able to recreate a student experience online that would be typically found in a face-to-face environment by holding students to the same standards and making the same resources and support available in an online environment as are available in person.” 

ASU offers online bachelor’s degree programs in border security; border and homeland security; and intelligence, security studies and analysis. Thirteen online master’s degree programs are also available in various subjects, including applied psychology, business administration, criminal justice, curriculum and instruction, education, homeland security, intelligence, security studies and analysis, nursing and security studies. Various undergraduate and graduate certificate programs are also available totally online. 

The other schools ranked among the Top 10 Online Colleges in Texas are, in order from 4-10, University of Texas at El Paso, UT-Austin, Texas A&M University, University of Dallas, Dallas Baptist University, West Texas A&M University and Sam Houston State University.