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Another ‘Best Online Colleges in Texas’ Ranking for ASU

September 03, 2015

Angelo State University has been named one of the “Best Online Colleges in Texas” for 2015–16 by Affordable Colleges Online, a web-based college guide for prospective students that ranks and profiles online schools and academic programs in all 50 states.

Overall, ASU ranked No. 5 on the list of Best Online Colleges in Texas. To be eligible for the rankings, schools must be accredited and not-for-profit. Criteria for the rankings include the number of available online bachelor’s degrees, student-to-faculty ratio, online tuition rate, six-year graduation rate, loan default rate, and job placement and career counseling for graduates. 

According to Affordable Colleges Online, “There are notable schools in the Lone Star State that merit recognition. The colleges that made the list of the Best Online Colleges in Texas for 2015–16 have a demonstrated record of excellence in delivering online programs and support to students at the post-secondary level.” 

3d laptop and graduation hatASU 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, nursing, security studies, and intelligence, security studies and analysis. Various undergraduate and graduate certificate programs are also available totally online. 

In total, 26 Texas colleges and universities were ranked by Affordable Colleges Online. The only schools ranked higher than ASU were Midland College, Dallas Baptist University, Southwestern Adventist University and University of the Incarnate Word.