Texas Tech University Ranked One of the Best Online Engineering Programs

The engineering program moved up one spot from 2017’s ranking.


The 2018 Best Online Programs rankings released today (Jan. 9) by U.S. News and World Report place Texas Tech University’s Worldwide eLearning engineering program among the best in the nation.

The university was ranked No. 16 for Best Online Graduate Engineering Program, up from No. 17 last year.

“Our university is committed to providing students with a high-quality Texas Tech education no matter where they reside,” said Justin Louder, associate vice provost of Worldwide eLearning. “Not only do our faculty members provide first-rate instruction, but the institution offers year-round support to our online and distance Red Raiders. This ranking reflects Texas Tech’s commitment to our Worldwide eLearning students.”

The survey of more than 1,300 online programs includes general rankings of each institution’s online bachelor’s degree programs and discipline-specific rankings of online master’s programs. The programs are listed in a searchable directory, which prospective students can use to find information about tuition, online services and other data.


Justin Louder

U.S. News and World Report evaluates the distance learning programs separately from the institution as a whole in order to provide a clear picture of the services and programs available specifically to distance learners. Data is gathered by a statistical survey and analyzed based on student services and technology, peer reputation, student engagement, faculty credentials and training and admissions selectivity.

Texas Tech Worldwide eLearning offers more than 60 fully online degrees, certifications and certification preparation programs. Students have access to on-site instructors, technology and tools via seven regional teaching sites across the state, including El Paso, Fredericksburg, Highland Lakes, Junction, Waco, Collin County and Cleburne.

The degrees earned online and at regional sites are the same as those earned at Texas Tech’s Lubbock campus.  

For more information about Worldwide eLearning and a list of online programs, visit its website.

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TTU Worldwide eLearning

TTU Worldwide eLearning is dedicated to bringing you a quality education anywhere. With more than 100 online and regional programs, certificate, and certification preparation programs, pursuing an education through Texas Tech University is possible at any location.


Whitacre College of Engineering

The Edward E. Whitacre Jr. College of Engineering has educated engineers to meet the technological needs of Texas, the nation and the world since 1925.

Approximately 4,300 undergraduate and 725 graduate students pursue bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees offered through eight academic departments: civil and environmental, chemical, computer science, electrical and computer, engineering technology, industrial, mechanical and petroleum.

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