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Texas Tech University Ranked One of the Best Online Engineering Programs

Amanda Bowman

January 9, 2018


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
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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