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UHD Named One of the Best Online Colleges in Texas

best-online-colleges-texasBy Toni Carter

The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) has been named one of the Best Online Colleges in Texas for 2016-17.  UHD Online, which helps working and non-traditional students to pursue an education online, ranked No. 6 six in the state of Texas.

The annual list was produced by Affordable Colleges Online, a web-based college guide that provides community resources and tools related to higher education with an eye on affordability and accreditation. According to the guide, universities included on the list have a demonstrated record of excellence in delivering online programs and support to students at the post-secondary level.

In its assessment of UHD Online, Affordable Colleges Online credited its convenience and quality of curriculum.

“Students who value meeting their personal and professional time obligations can take a closer look into the online learning programs at the University of Houston–Downtown,” Affordable Colleges Online reported. “Virtual courses at UHD are designed to provide students with the same quality education as traditional on-campus courses.”

UHD Online offers online bachelor’s degree programs in various subjects including:

  • general business
  • management information systems
  • finance
  • insurance & risk management
  • international business
  • management
  • marketing
  • supply chain management
  • humanities
  • professional writing
  • psychology
  • criminal justice
  • applied administration
  • interdisciplinary studies

UHD Online also offers three online master’s degree programs: non-profit management, criminal justice and security management.

Louis Evans, executive director of Off-Campus Locations and Online Coordination, said the ranking shows the commitment and devotion of the faculty and staff in establishing that they can provide a successful online education.

“By providing students’ access to high-quality online degree programs, UHD exhibits commitment to meeting the academic needs of 21st century learners,” he said.

Online classes at UHD were first offered in fall 1999.