Group names UHV online BBA one of most affordable in nation, a consumer group that publishes rankings of online college programs, has ranked the University of Houston-Victoria School of Business Administration No. 6 in affordability nationally for its online Bachelor of Business Administration degree.

Farhang Niroomand
Farhang Niroomand

“We are pleased to be recognized by, which many people use to research cost and quality of programs,” said Farhang Niroomand, dean of the UHV School of Business Administration. “We strive for excellence, affordability and accessibility for students, and this ranking complements our rankings from other entities.” compared tuition and distance-learning fees at 67 regionally accredited universities. These universities offer 136 online business bachelor and master’s degrees. UHV’s online BBA was ranked the most affordable in Texas. It also was ranked No. 6 nationally in the 2009 survey. The rankings are released every two years.

UHV’s in-state students pay about $24,360 for an online BBA. By comparison, the average distance education cost for a BBA from other schools around the nation is $44,944.

“Online learning allows nontraditional students to attend America’s best universities in terms of brand reputation and affordability,” said Vicky Phillips, founder of “UHV is an undisputed Best Buy for students nationwide looking for a quality online business school with a top consumer ranking.” first recognized UHV in 2004 when it ranked the Strategic Master of Business Administration fourth as a Best Buy in regionally accredited universities across the nation.

Philip Castille
Philip Castille

In 2005, the UHV School of Business Administration received accreditation from AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, a hallmark of excellence achieved by fewer than 5 percent of business schools. In the 2010 GetEducated rankings, the school was ranked No. 4 for its Global MBA program, No. 17 for its Strategic MBA and a distance learning Best Buy compared with other AACSB-accredited schools. The School of Business Administration also has been recognized by The Princeton Review, Fortune Small Business Magazine and Entrepreneur Magazine.

“We are pleased to be recognized for the things UHV has made part of its mission, namely, quality education at affordable prices,” UHV President Philip Castille said. “We continue to pursue additional degree programs for both traditional, face-to-face students and those whose work schedule or commuting situations necessitate online study.”

The UHV School of Arts & Sciences’ bachelor’s degree in computer information systems made the list earlier this year.

For more information about the Bachelor of Business Administration degree or other offerings in the UHV School of Business Administration, visit

The University of Houston-Victoria, located in the heart of the Coastal Bend region since 1973 in Victoria, Texas, offers courses leading to more than 80 academic programs in the schools of Arts & Sciences; Business Administration; and Education, Health Professions & Human Development. UHV provides face-to-face classes at its Victoria campus, as well as an instructional site in Katy, Texas, and online classes that students can take from anywhere. UHV supports the American Association of State Colleges and Universities Opportunities for All initiative to increase awareness about state colleges and universities and the important role they have in providing a high-quality and accessible education to an increasingly diverse student population, as well as contributing to regional and state economic development.

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