UHV ranked No. 2 in Texas for online degrees

The University of Houston-Victoria’s ability to deliver quality online programs, provide good student experiences and facilitate positive learning outcomes has earned the university a No. 2 ranking in the 2017 Best Online Colleges in Texas list by

“UHV was at the forefront of online education delivery a couple of decades ago, so we have a history of striving to provide first-rate online programs,” said David Cockrum, UHV interim provost and vice president of academic affairs. “Our online students know they will be receiving high-caliber instruction and participating in class discussions and projects just like they would in a classroom setting.” considered all Texas public and private schools that offer online associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. Eighteen schools were ranked.

David Cockrum

The rankings were compiled using 10 factors that the company considers quality markers in college education. The factors were graduation rate, tuition, acceptance rate, enrollment and retention rate, student-to-faculty ratio, percentage of students receiving financial aid, loan default rate, salaries after college and overall affordability.

UHV generally fares well in several of these categories. The university features an 18:1 student-to-faculty ratio, making for small classes sizes and personal attention. UHV has one of lowest tuition rates for public school in Texas. In addition, more than 90 percent of UHV students receive some form of financial aid.

“It’s gratifying to see that UHV is among the best schools in Texas for online learning,” Cockrum said. “Our online success is not by accident. We spend time and resources to assure we have online programs that make a difference in our student’s lives.”

UHV has 41 different online degrees and concentrations. A full list can be found by visiting and clicking on “Online” under Delivery Method in the left tab.

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