The university is ranked No. 21 for the 2014-2015 academic year.
Texas Tech University was ranked No. 21 among other national four-year universities for its online programs by BestColleges.com for the 2014-2015 academic year. This is the second straight year the university has been ranked.
“I commend Worldwide eLearning and Texas Tech faculty and staff for their strong efforts in providing education to students remotely and locally,” Texas Tech President M. Duane Nellis said. “As we continue to grow our online presence, it is our responsibility to encourage students, both traditional and non-traditional, to pursue their education goals. This ranking is a testament to that.”
The rankings are based on admissions, enrollment, retention and graduation data, and each school must offer at least three fully online degree programs.
Worldwide eLearning offers several degree programs that can be earned entirely online, including:
- Five undergraduate minors
- Four bachelor's degrees
- 15 master's degrees
- Four doctoral degrees
- 21 graduate certificates
- Six graduate certification preparation programs.
The online education program also offers programs at Texas Tech's regional sites in Waco, El Paso, Junction, Fredericksburg and Highland Lakes.
“Texas Tech is committed to meeting the needs of the 21st century learner by offering high-quality online and distance education programs,” Assistant Vice Provost Justin Louder said. “Our commitment to quality online education shows in our ranking with BestColleges.com.”
Texas Tech jumped in the ranking from No. 45 to No. 21 and is one of only two schools in Texas included in the ranking each of the past two years.