UHCL ranked in top 10 of affordable online degree options

Affordable Colleges Online has ranked University of Houston-Clear Lake seventh out of 53 in the state of Texas as one of the most affordable colleges offering online degree programs. The organization analyzed online degree programs from more than 2,000 accredited colleges and universities across the nation and then ranked them within their prospective states and looked at not only affordability, but also quality and flexibility.

“Online programs at UHCL are attainable, user friendly, student centered and applicable to real life careers,” says Office of Online Programs Director Shanta Goswami Varma, who is proud of the university’s rankings. “A student can achieve a certificate, a bachelor’s or a master’s degree while working a full-time job and/or raising a family.”

Currently, the university offers five undergraduate programs completely online and seven graduate programs, which include the Master of Science in Environmental Science with two sub-plans. Students may also attain eight online certifications that include a Fitness and Human Performance Certificate and a Systems Engineering Certificate.

A complete list of UH-Clear Lake’s online offerings includes the following bachelor degree programs, which will be offered only to those who have already completed their first two years of college:

Online graduate programs at UH-Clear Lake include the following:

Certificate programs available at UH-Clear Lake can strengthen degree programs and include the following:  

  • 7-12 Technology Applications Certificate
  • EC-12 Technology Applications Certificate
  • Distance Educator Certificate
  • Fitness and Human Performance Certificate
  • Master Technology Teacher Certificate
  • Performance Technology Certificate
  • Software Engineering Certificate
  • Systems Engineering Certificate

“UHCL’s future plans include growing fully online programs in the field of science and technology, education, leadership and behavioral sciences,” says Varma.

“During the next five years and beyond, UHCL will be exploring ways to offer lower level courses online to provide another pathway for freshman and sophomores to take their required courses,” adds Associate Vice President for Information Resources Glen Houston.

To see the "Online Colleges in Texas that Win on Affordability," visit http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/online-colleges/texas/.

For more about the online opportunities at UH-Clear Lake, visit http://www.uhcl.edu/onlineprograms, email OnlinePrograms@uhcl.edu or call 281-283-3056.

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University of Houston-Clear Lake offers more than 80 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, including a doctoral program, from its four schools, which include the School of Business, School of Education, School of Human Sciences and Humanities, and School of Science and Computer Engineering. In 2011, the university gained approval from the state to add freshman- and sophomore-level courses to its roster and is currently planning for its first freshman class in fall 2014. For more information about the university, visit http://www.uhcl.edu.

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