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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) – the second-largest university in Houston – 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 more than 15,000 students; boasts more than 61,000 alumni and offers 45 bachelor’s, nine master’s degree programs and 16 fully online programs within five colleges (Marilyn Davies College of Business; Humanities & Social Sciences; Public Service; Sciences & Technology; and University College).

For the fourth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report ranks UHD among universities across the nation for Best Online Criminal Justice Programs (No. 27 and No. 15 for Veterans) and Best Online Bachelor’s Programs.

UHD has the most affordable tuition among four-year universities in Houston and one of the lowest in Texas. U.S. News ranked the University among Top Performers on Social Mobility and awarded UHD a No. 1 ranking as the most diverse institution of higher education in the southern region of the U.S. The University is noted nationally as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, Minority-Serving Institution and Military Friendly School. For more on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit www.uhd.edu.