Government Accredited Online Colleges in Texas

Texas students have had the benefit of becoming familiar with distance education, and have taken advantage of online degree programs that are available to them. Secondary schools have also caught on to the online trend, and are quickly developing programs to meet the growing need. During the fall of 2012, over 8 percent of students enrolled in higher education institutions were enrolled exclusively in online classes. To help improve the quality and access to education, Texas developed a couple of initiatives that have helped in increase the access students have to online educational opportunities.

In 2007, the Texas State Legislature created The Texas Virtual School Network (TxVSN). This initiative is made up of two parts, the statewide course catalog and the online schools program, and was designed to give access to all higher education students to online courses and programs. The TxVSN also assists those in grades 8-12 by providing course materials for high school graduation.

With the second largest higher education enrollment in the nation, Texas has sought various avenues to increase access to education. One way Texas has done so was to become a member of the Southern Regional Education Boards Electronic Campus, which helps to give online educational opportunities in the Southern Region.

College Name City Enrollment (est.) Net Cost Degree Programs School Type Website
Abilene Christian University Abilene 5,009 $26,770 Certificate,Certificate (Post-Bachelors),Certificate (Post-Masters),Associates,Bachelors,Doctoral,Masters Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above Visit
Alvin Community College Alvin 8,278 $2,440 Certificate,Associates Public, 2-year Visit
Amarillo College Amarillo 14,417 $2,778 Certificate,Associates Public, 2-year Visit
Amberton University Garland 2,212 Unknown Bachelors,Masters Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above Visit
American InterContinental University-Houston Houston 831 $14,674 Associates,Bachelors,Masters Private for-profit, 4-year or above Visit
Anamarc College-El Paso Central El Paso 683 Unknown Certificate,Associates Private for-profit, 2-year Visit
Angelina College Lufkin 7,897 $2,760 Certificate,Associates Public, 2-year Visit
Angelo State University San Angelo 8,118 $6,327 Certificate (Post-Masters),Associates,Bachelors,Doctoral,Masters Public, 4-year or above Visit
Argosy University-Dallas Farmers Branch 821 $12,685 Certificate (Post-Bachelors),Certificate (Post-Masters),Associates,Bachelors,Doctoral,Masters Private for-profit, 4-year or above Visit
Arlington Baptist College Arlington 266 $7,640 Bachelors,Masters Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above Visit
Arlington Career Institute Grand Prairie 304 Unknown Certificate Private for-profit, 2-year Visit
Austin Community College District Austin 70,449 $7,200 Certificate,Associates Public, 2-year Visit
Baptist Health System School of Health Professions San Antonio 536 Unknown Certificate,Associates,Bachelors Private for-profit, 4-year or above Visit
Baptist Missionary Association Theological Seminary Jacksonville 199 $4,500 Associates,Bachelors,Masters Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above Visit
Baylor College of Medicine Houston 1,543 Unknown Doctoral,Masters Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above Visit
Blinn College Brenham 27,903 $2,952 Certificate,Associates Public, 2-year Visit
Brazosport College Lake Jackson 6,423 $3,315 Certificate,Associates,Bachelors Public, 4-year or above Visit
Brookhaven College Farmers Branch 24,584 $2,490 Certificate,Associates Public, 2-year Visit
Career Point College San Antonio 1,290 $18,700 Certificate,Associates,Bachelors Private for-profit, 4-year or above Visit
Cedar Valley College Lancaster 11,861 $2,490 Certificate,Associates Public, 2-year Visit
Center for Advanced Legal Studies Houston 357 Unknown Certificate (Post-Bachelors),Associates Private for-profit, 4-year or above Visit
Central Texas College Killeen 49,104 $2,460 Certificate,Associates Public, 2-year Visit
Chamberlain College of Nursing-Texas Houston 72 $16,960 Bachelors Private for-profit, 4-year or above Visit
Cisco College Cisco 6,191 $2,970 Certificate,Associates Public, 2-year Visit
Clarendon College Clarendon 2,013 $2,736 Certificate,Associates Public, 2-year Visit
Coastal Bend College Beeville 5,682 $2,696 Certificate,Associates Public, 2-year Visit
College of Health Care Professions-Northwest Houston 596 Unknown Certificate,Associates Private for-profit, 2-year Visit
College of the Mainland Texas City 5,998 $2,454 Certificate,Associates Public, 2-year Visit
Collin County Community College District McKinney 41,307 $2,044 Certificate,Associates Public, 2-year Visit
Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service Houston 271 $10,904 Certificate,Associates Private not-for-profit, 2-year Visit
Concordia University-Texas Austin 3,222 $23,600 Certificate (Post-Bachelors),Certificate (Post-Masters),Associates,Bachelors,Masters Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above Visit
Court Reporting Institute-Wheeler Institute of Texas Dallas 774 $10,075 Certificate,Associates Private for-profit, 2-year Visit
Criswell College Dallas 326 $6,934 Certificate,Associates,Bachelors,Masters Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above Visit
Dallas Baptist University Dallas 6,913 $21,110 Certificate,Certificate (Post-Bachelors),Certificate (Post-Masters),Associates,Bachelors,Doctoral,Masters Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above Visit
Dallas Christian College Dallas 389 $13,820 Certificate (Post-Bachelors),Associates,Bachelors Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above Visit
Dallas Institute of Funeral Service Dallas 189 $9,000 Certificate,Associates Private not-for-profit, 2-year Visit
Dallas Theological Seminary Dallas 2,415 Unknown Certificate (Post-Bachelors),Doctoral,Masters Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above Visit
Del Mar College Corpus Christi 16,493 $3,686 Certificate,Associates Public, 2-year Visit
DeVry University's Keller Graduate School of Management-Texas Irving 1,715 Unknown Certificate (Post-Bachelors),Masters Private for-profit, 4-year or above Visit
DeVry University-Texas Irving 6,030 $15,915 Associates,Bachelors Private for-profit, 4-year or above Visit
East Texas Baptist University Marshall 1,407 $21,530 Certificate,Bachelors,Masters Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above Visit
Eastfield College Mesquite 24,883 $2,490 Certificate,Associates Public, 2-year Visit
El Centro College Dallas 20,297 $2,490 Certificate,Associates Public, 2-year Visit
El Paso Community College El Paso 41,191 $1,966 Certificate,Associates Public, 2-year Visit
Faris Technical Institute Inc Nederland N/A Unknown Certificate Private for-profit, less-than 2-year Visit
Frank Phillips College Borger 1,316 $3,250 Certificate,Associates Public, 2-year Visit
Galen College of Nursing-San Antonio San Antonio 1,715 Unknown Certificate,Associates Private for-profit, 2-year Visit
Galveston College Galveston 3,427 $2,260 Certificate,Associates Public, 2-year Visit
Grayson College Denison 7,352 $2,300 Certificate,Associates Public, 2-year Visit
Hallmark College of Technology/Hallmark College of Aeronautics San Antonio 1,168 Unknown Certificate,Associates,Bachelors Private for-profit, 4-year or above Visit
Hardin-Simmons University Abilene 2,649 $22,560 Certificate (Post-Bachelors),Certificate (Post-Masters),Bachelors,Doctoral,Masters Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above Visit
Hill College Hillsboro 6,594 $2,670 Certificate,Associates Public, 2-year Visit
Houston Baptist University Houston 2,738 $26,795 Bachelors,Masters Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above Visit
Houston Community College Houston 93,608 $3,355 Certificate,Associates Public, 2-year Visit
Howard College Big Spring 6,215 $3,242 Certificate,Associates Public, 2-year Visit
Howard Payne University Brownwood 1,328 $22,560 Certificate,Associates,Bachelors,Masters Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above Visit
Huston-Tillotson University Austin 1,081 $13,054 Certificate (Post-Bachelors),Bachelors Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above Visit
Interactive Learning Systems-Houston Houston 27 Unknown Certificate,Associates Private for-profit, 2-year Visit
Interactive Learning Systems-North Houston Houston -39 Unknown Certificate,Associates Private for-profit, 2-year Visit
Interactive Learning Systems-Pasadena Pasadena 122 Unknown Certificate,Associates Private for-profit, 2-year Visit
International Academy of Design and Technology-San Antonio San Antonio 915 $11,760 Associates,Bachelors Private for-profit, 4-year or above Visit
Jacksonville College-Main Campus Jacksonville 492 $7,200 Certificate,Associates Private not-for-profit, 2-year Visit
Kaplan Career Institute-McAllen McAllen 1,279 Unknown Certificate,Associates Private for-profit, 2-year Visit
Kaplan College-Arlington Arlington 810 Unknown Certificate,Associates Private for-profit, 2-year Visit
Kaplan College-Beaumont Beaumont 528 Unknown Certificate,Associates Private for-profit, 2-year Visit
Kaplan College-Brownsville Brownsville 694 Unknown Certificate,Associates Private for-profit, 2-year Visit
Kaplan College-Corpus Christi Corpus Christi 932 Unknown Certificate,Associates Private for-profit, 2-year Visit
Kaplan College-Dallas Dallas 531 Unknown Certificate,Associates Private for-profit, 2-year Visit
Kaplan College-El Paso El Paso 1,346 Unknown Certificate,Associates Private for-profit, 2-year Visit
Kaplan College-Fort Worth Fort Worth 705 Unknown Certificate,Associates Private for-profit, 2-year Visit
Kaplan College-Laredo Laredo 535 Unknown Certificate,Associates Private for-profit, 2-year Visit
Kaplan College-Lubbock Lubbock 725 Unknown Certificate,Associates Private for-profit, 2-year Visit
Kaplan College-Midland Midland 422 Unknown Certificate,Associates Private for-profit, 2-year Visit
Kaplan College-San Antonio San Antonio 1,184 Unknown Certificate,Associates Private for-profit, 2-year Visit
Kaplan College-San Antonio-San Pedro San Antonio 1,512 Unknown Certificate,Associates Private for-profit, 2-year Visit
Kilgore College Kilgore 8,277 $2,976 Certificate,Associates Public, 2-year Visit
Lamar Institute of Technology Beaumont 3,925 $3,915 Certificate,Associates Public, 2-year Visit
Lamar State College-Orange Orange 3,455 $3,352 Certificate,Associates Public, 2-year Visit
Lamar State College-Port Arthur Port Arthur 3,947 $5,052 Certificate,Associates Public, 2-year Visit
Lamar University Beaumont 19,929 $8,544 Associates,Bachelors,Doctoral,Masters Public, 4-year or above Visit
Laredo Community College Laredo 13,442 $3,900 Certificate,Associates Public, 2-year Visit
Lee College Baytown 9,671 $2,190 Certificate,Associates Public, 2-year Visit
LeTourneau University Longview 4,068 $24,540 Associates,Bachelors,Masters Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above Visit
Lone Star College System The Woodlands 98,355 $3,088 Certificate,Associates Public, 2-year Visit
Lubbock Christian University Lubbock 2,634 $17,760 Associates,Bachelors,Masters Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above Visit
McLennan Community College Waco 14,835 $3,192 Certificate,Associates Public, 2-year Visit
McMurry University Abilene 1,799 $23,480 Bachelors,Masters Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above Visit
Messenger College Euless -23 $8,410 Certificate,Associates,Bachelors Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above Visit
Midland College Midland 11,269 $3,780 Certificate,Associates,Bachelors Public, 4-year or above Visit
Midwestern State University Wichita Falls 7,184 $7,632 Associates,Bachelors,Masters Public, 4-year or above Visit
Mountain View College Dallas 15,913 $2,490 Certificate,Associates Public, 2-year Visit
National American University-Austin Austin 723 $12,459 Certificate,Associates,Bachelors Private for-profit, 4-year or above Visit
National American University-Mesquite Mesquite 301 $12,459 Certificate,Associates,Bachelors Private for-profit, 4-year or above Visit
Navarro College Corsicana 15,147 $2,682 Certificate,Associates Public, 2-year Visit
North Central Texas College Gainesville 14,872 $2,232 Certificate,Associates Public, 2-year Visit
North Lake College Irving 20,375 $2,490 Certificate,Associates Public, 2-year Visit
Northeast Texas Community College Mount Pleasant 4,546 $2,844 Certificate,Associates Public, 2-year Visit
Northwest Vista College San Antonio 21,482 $5,500 Certificate,Associates Public, 2-year Visit
Northwood University-Texas Cedar Hill 868 $20,996 Associates,Bachelors,Masters Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above Visit
Odessa College Odessa 7,178 $3,400 Certificate,Associates Public, 2-year Visit
Our Lady of the Lake University-San Antonio San Antonio 2,783 $23,420 Certificate (Post-Bachelors),Certificate (Post-Masters),Bachelors,Doctoral,Masters Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above Visit
Palo Alto College San Antonio 14,104 $5,500 Certificate,Associates Public, 2-year Visit
Panola College Carthage 3,400 $2,568 Certificate,Associates Public, 2-year Visit
Paris Junior College Paris 8,363 $2,100 Certificate,Associates Public, 2-year Visit
Paul Quinn College Dallas 314 $12,400 Bachelors Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above Visit
PCCenter DeSoto 3 Unknown Certificate Private for-profit, less-than 2-year Visit
Pima Medical Institute-Houston Houston 612 Unknown Certificate,Associates Private for-profit, 2-year Visit
Prairie View A & M University Prairie View 9,735 $6,404 Bachelors,Doctoral,Masters Public, 4-year or above Visit
Ranger College Ranger 2,475 $3,330 Certificate,Associates Public, 2-year Visit
Richland College Dallas 34,223 $2,490 Certificate,Associates Public, 2-year Visit
Rio Grande Bible Institute Edinburg 190 $1,880 Certificate,Bachelors Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above Visit
Saint Edward's University Austin 5,990 $31,110 Certificate (Post-Bachelors),Bachelors,Masters Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above Visit
Sam Houston State University Huntsville 20,030 $6,608 Certificate (Post-Bachelors),Bachelors,Doctoral,Masters Public, 4-year or above Visit
San Antonio College San Antonio 38,839 $5,500 Certificate,Associates Public, 2-year Visit
San Jacinto Community College Pasadena 41,532 $2,296 Certificate,Associates Public, 2-year Visit
Sanford-Brown College-Dallas Dallas 1,303 $15,891 Certificate,Associates Private for-profit, 2-year Visit
Sanford-Brown College-Houston Houston 1,958 $15,839 Certificate,Associates Private for-profit, 2-year Visit
Sanford-Brown College-Houston North Loop Houston 611 $16,070 Certificate,Associates Private for-profit, 2-year Visit
Sanford-Brown College-San Antonio San Antonio 514 $15,839 Certificate,Associates Private for-profit, 2-year Visit
Schreiner University Kerrville 1,247 $21,540 Certificate,Certificate (Post-Bachelors),Certificate (Post-Masters),Associates,Bachelors,Masters Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above Visit
South Plains College Levelland 14,351 $2,642 Certificate,Associates Public, 2-year Visit
South Texas College McAllen 39,695 $6,045 Certificate,Associates,Bachelors Public, 4-year or above Visit
South University-Austin Austin 126 $16,360 Associates,Bachelors,Masters Private for-profit, 4-year or above Visit
South University-The Art Institute of Dallas Dallas 2,694 $17,868 Certificate,Associates,Bachelors,Masters Private for-profit, 4-year or above Visit
South University-The Art Institute of Fort Worth Fort Worth 553 $17,868 Certificate,Associates,Bachelors Private for-profit, 4-year or above Visit
Southern Methodist University Dallas 12,531 $41,750 Certificate (Post-Bachelors),Certificate (Post-Masters),Bachelors,Doctoral,Masters Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above Visit
Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf Big Spring 277 $3,242 Certificate,Associates Public, 2-year Visit
Southwest Texas Junior College Uvalde 7,355 $3,124 Certificate,Associates Public, 2-year Visit
Southwestern Adventist University Keene 938 $17,800 Certificate,Associates,Bachelors,Masters Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above Visit
Southwestern Assemblies of God University Waxahachie 2,239 $16,630 Associates,Bachelors,Masters Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above Visit
Southwestern Christian College Terrell 271 $7,504 Associates,Bachelors Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above Visit
St Philip's College San Antonio 15,615 $5,500 Certificate,Associates Public, 2-year Visit
St. Mary's University San Antonio 4,468 $24,226 Bachelors,Doctoral,Masters Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above Visit
Stephen F Austin State University Nacogdoches 14,929 $7,928 Bachelors,Doctoral,Masters Public, 4-year or above Visit
Strayer University-Texas Austin 1,519 $14,985 Certificate,Certificate (Post-Bachelors),Associates,Bachelors,Masters Private for-profit, 4-year or above Visit
Sul Ross State University Alpine 3,755 $4,764 Certificate,Certificate (Post-Bachelors),Associates,Bachelors,Masters Public, 4-year or above Visit
Tarleton State University Stephenville 14,659 $5,522 Associates,Bachelors,Doctoral,Masters Public, 4-year or above Visit
Tarrant County College District Fort Worth 75,583 $1,994 Certificate,Associates Public, 2-year Visit
Temple College Temple 8,242 $3,744 Certificate,Associates Public, 2-year Visit
Texarkana College Texarkana 6,057 $3,460 Certificate,Associates Public, 2-year Visit
Texas A & M International University Laredo 8,268 $5,714 Bachelors,Doctoral,Masters Public, 4-year or above Visit
Texas A & M University-College Station College Station 54,000 $8,506 Bachelors,Doctoral,Masters Public, 4-year or above Visit
Texas A & M University-Commerce Commerce 12,599 $6,583 Bachelors,Doctoral,Masters Public, 4-year or above Visit
Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi Corpus Christi 11,964 $7,084