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UHD Named One of the Best Online Colleges in Texas


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.