A local university sits atop a new ranking in the State of Texas.
Sam Houston State University was recently named the number 1 in the new OnlineColleges.com study of the best online colleges in Texas for 2019-2020. The ranking on a national scale puts Sam Houston State at number 8 overall.
The rankings were based on analyzing all schools that offer online classes and degrees programs based around their accreditation, degree availability and student outcomes. Another key factor it leaned on is the factors relevant to nontraditional students – or those who are more likely to be interested in attending college online.
It is the second year in a row that Sam Houston State and its online degree programs lead in the report, as last year, they were ranked second in the state.
Today, over 11,400 students are taking at least one online course at Sam Houston State, with a quarter of semester hours generated online.