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One of the Best Online Colleges In Texas

UHD Lands New Ranking by Study.com


By Sheryl E. Taylor

The results are in! The University of Houston-Downtown ranks at No. 18 among “The Best Online Colleges & Schools in Texas” by Study.com.

More than 40 million visitors per month use Study.com to research potential schools, degrees, and careers, and the 2020 rankings of the best distance-learning programs in Texas help the site’s users learn about UHD’s online offerings.

In compiling the list, Study.com looked at Department of Education data like tuition costs and graduate rates as well as the support services and resources these institutions provide its distance-learning students, including free online tutoring, writing help and career development assistance.

After evaluating hundreds of Texas schools for this list, UHD ranked based on academic and career resources for online students, the quality of education, faculty, and more. 

About the University of Houston-Downtown

The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) is the second-largest university in Houston and has served the educational needs of the nation’s fourth-largest city since 1974. As one of four distinct public universities in the University of Houston System, UHD is a comprehensive, four-year university led by President Loren J. Blanchard. Annually, UHD educates approximately 14,000 students, boasts more than 66,000 alumni, and offers 45 bachelor’s degrees, 12 master’s degrees, and 19 online programs within four colleges: Marilyn Davies College of Business, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Public Service, and College of Sciences and Technology. UHD has one of the lowest tuition rates in Texas.

U.S. News and World Report ranked UHD among the nation’s Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Applied Administration and Best Online Master’s Programs in Criminal Justice, as well as a Top Performer in Social Mobility. The Wall Street Journal/College Pulse ranked UHD one of the best colleges in the U.S. for its 2024 rankings, with notable distinctions: No. 1 for diversity (tied) and No. 3 for student experience. The University is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, a Minority-Serving Institution, and a Military Friendly School. For more information on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit uhd.edu.