UHV ranks in top 20 on affordable distance learning list

A website dedicated to analyzing affordable online degree programs recently selected the University of Houston-Victoria in its rankings of “Online Colleges in Texas That Win on Affordability.” put UHV No. 20 out of 53 Texas public and private colleges and universities that made the company’s affordable distance learning list.

UHV President Phil Castille said the university is committed to providing strong online programs that meet the needs of rural and other students in the Crossroads region and beyond.

Phil Castille

“Since many of our nontraditional students are balancing work, family and civic obligations along with school, it’s imperative that we offer the convenience of online programs,” he said. “UHV has embraced new technologies to extend our online program inventory to meet rising workforce needs. I’m pleased our efforts to have quality, affordable online programs were recognized by”

The company recently analyzed online degree programs from more than 2,000 accredited colleges and universities across the nation. used data collected by various sources, including the National Center for Education Statistics, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data Systems, Carnegie Classification and, to look at four-year, accredited online degree programs, both public and private, that offer reasonable price tags for students.

The company found UHV’s combination of quality, affordability and flexibility gave the university an exceptional collection of distance learning options.

All of the UHV School of Business Administration’s undergraduate and graduate degrees can be completed online, including the Strategic and Global Master of Business Administration programs. The UHV School of Arts & Sciences offers 11 programs online, such as bachelor’s degrees in criminal justice or psychology and master’s degrees in publishing or computer information systems.

The UHV School of Education & Human Development offers many of its master’s and certification programs online, including a Master of Education in adult and higher education, and the VOICE program, which allows students with a bachelor’s degree to become certified teachers after an accelerated, one-year, post-baccalaureate program.

To find out more about UHV’s online programs, visit or contact the Office of Admissions at 361-570-4110 or

To see the “Online Colleges in Texas that Win on Affordability” list, 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.

Jeremy Shapiro