The university recently was ranked No. 4 in Texas by TheBestSchools.org.
Texas Tech University recently was ranked No. 4 in Texas by TheBestSchools.org for its online education and distance programs, moving up 17 spots from last year. The university ranks behind Lamar University, Dallas Baptist University and LeTourneau University.
This is the third consecutive year Texas Tech has been ranked by the organization.
“Texas Tech is committed to meeting the needs of many different types of students by offering high-quality online and distance education programs to fit into many different lifestyles,” Associate Vice Provost Justin Louder said. “The programs offered through Texas Tech's Worldwide eLearning are the same courses students receive on campus. We are proud to educate students both near and far, and TheBestColleges.org ranking is a testament to that.”
The rankings are based on the quality of university programs, types of courses and degrees offered, faculty strengths, as well as school awards, rankings and reputation, including a strong reputation for online degree programs.
Worldwide eLearning is Texas Tech's one-stop-shop for all of students' online classes and degree programs. The program offers more than 60 degree, certification and certification preparation programs available fully online and also has six unique regional teaching sites in Waco, El Paso, Junction, Fredericksburg, Collin and Highland Lakes. The degrees earned online and at the regional sites are the same degrees earned on Texas Tech's main campus in Lubbock.
In addition to TheBestSchools.org ranking, Worldwide eLearning has been ranked four consecutive years by U.S. News and World Report for having the best online programs in the nation, including its graduate computer information technology, graduate engineering, graduate education and bachelor's degree programs as well as best online programs for veterans.