UTRGV ranked sixth in Texas for online colleges


RIO GRANDE VALLEY, Texas — The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is ranked sixth in the state by OnlineColleges.com on its list of Best Online Colleges in Texas for 2019-20, for the affordability and quality of its online programs.

Universities across Texas were ranked based on several key factors, including accreditation, affordability, accessibility, student satisfaction and online growth.

  • In the “Annual Tuition and Fees” category, UTRGV came in at $7,587, based on criteria that refer to the average in-state tuition and required fees for full-time undergraduates and graduate students as of 2017-19. Statistics are based on reports from the National Center for Education Statistics.
  • The university’s “Distance Education Participation,” which refers to the percentage of students taking either some or all courses via distance education, is assessed at 46 percent.
  • And in the “Number of Programs Offered” category, which indicates the count of degrees and certificates available via distance education at any level as of 2017-18, UTRGV offers 15.

All category rankings listed assess four-year institutions.

For more information about online and accelerated online graduate programs at UTRGV, visit the UTRGV Graduate College website or call 956-665-3661.

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