dcsimg

Online schools in Texas offer a variety of degree programs through public and private institutions. With statewide programs, like the "Top Ten percent" law, which requires state universities to grant automatic admission to new graduates in the top 10 percent of their high school class, Texas is encouraging academic success for all of its students.

Online Schools in Texas

The Texas Education Agency, or TEA, is supporting the growth of online schools in Texas through what it calls a "coordinated, statewide approach." This includes supporting programs that are already in place, as well as backing online learning and technological advances expected to impact the space in the future, according to the Vision 2020 plan.

The TEA currently oversees the Texas Virtual School Network, which is available to all Texas high school students and offers regular coursework, Advanced Placement classes, and dual credit courses that can lead to both high school and college credit. As of 2010, regular coursework offered in the network included Algebra I and II, world history, health education, and German I and II. AP coursework, designed to give students a jump start on college credits, was offered in subjects like U.S. history, government and politics, and physics. The Vision 2020 plan lays out a road map for further usage of networking and technology in the state's school system, further aiding Texan students along the pathway to higher education whether at a campus-based or online college in Texas.

College Degrees in Texas

Strong students have a special incentive to attend college in Texas. The state has a "Top 10 percent" law that requires public state universities and colleges to grant automatic admission to any applicant who graduated in the top 10 percent of his or her high-school class in the last two years. This program, administered by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, is part of a broader Texas initiative to ensure underrepresented populations have access to higher education. Many of the colleges and universities in Texas' public state higher-education system offer online learning options that could further make a college education attainable for these high-performing students.

According to Every Chance, Every Texan, the Jobs and Education for Texans program, which launched in 2009, helps provide grants to college students working towards a technical education that could help them find a job in one of the state's fast-growing fields, such as computer support, allied health care, nursing, or high-tech manufacturing. To date, more than 50 of the state's public community colleges and vocational schools have received scholarship money for students.

Online Colleges in Texas

Colleges in Texas offer a wide variety of online courses and degree programs. Students looking for grants under the state's "Every Chance Every Texan" program can turn to community colleges such as Dallas County Community College to find associate degrees offered full-time online in the arts, business, information technology, marketing and many other subjects. The state's largest school, the University of Texas, coordinates the various undergraduate, graduate and non-program courses offered through its various campuses via its UT Online Consortium.

Texas A&M offers career-focused master's degrees and certificates that can be pursued online. Texas State University offers a number of online courses to its students as part of its hybrid education offerings. Other well-known schools in the lone star state offer a variety of online degree programs that can help bring education to students who can't attend a traditional school because of logistical challenges and conflicting commitments: Texas Tech and the University of North Texas are two of the most recognizable. In addition to a wide choice of online programs offered by traditional colleges based in Texas, there are a number of national schools that also offer fully online programs in Texas.

Career Outlook in Texas

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the mean annual wage earned by workers in the state was $43,090 as of May 2012. The Texas work force is more than 10 million people strong and many jobs are projected to maintain healthy wages between 2010 and 2020. These include jobs for actuaries, computer and information systems managers, marketing managers and many others. What most of these and many other occupations have in common is that they require some form of post-secondary education.

Sources:
Every Chance, Every Texan, http://www.everychanceeverytexan.org/
May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates - Texas, Bureau of Labor Statistics, http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_tx.htm#00-0000
Texas Education Agency, http://www.tea.state.tx.us/

Matching School Ads
Refine School Matches
Hide filters
  • SUBJECT Clear All

    See More

  • DEGREE

    See More

  • PROGRAM TYPE

  • START TIME

    LOCATION
    Please enter valid US or Canada Zip.
            Results open in new window

            Showing schools in your area

            Prefer exploring options talking to our staff?
            Call toll free now: 1.855.330.6938
            Matching School Ads
            BS in Business Administration - Project Management

            WELCOME TO KAPLAN UNIVERSITY

            Online Education That Fits Your Life

            For 80 years, we’ve been preparing students for career success. We’ve led the wayso that our students can too.

            Globally Renowned Purdue to Acquire Kaplan University

            Purdue University, one of the nation's most respected universities, will acquire Kaplan University and create a new, nonprofit, public institution within the Purdue system. Pending regulatory approvals, this exciting transition is expected to take place later this year. This change will be seamless—during the transition, you will still be able to enroll at Kaplan University, earn a high-quality education, and meet your educational and career goals.

            • Online Courses
            • Flexible Scheduling
            • Financial Aid
            • Transferable Credits
            Cloud Technologies Bachelors - Online
            • Full Sail University offers online degree programs that are designed for the world of entertainment, media, arts, and technology. Full Sail's approach is centered on real-world industry experience and creative problem solving.
            • Full Sail uses the experience and knowledge gained from more than three decades of educational innovation to create an unparalleled online education experience that challenges and inspires our students.
            • Learning at Full Sail has always centered around interaction and the exchange of ideas, and our online curriculum fully embraces this philosophy with the aim of being the most people-focused education experience on the web.
            • Through Full Sail’s multitude of online program offerings, students get: One-click access to instructors, Powerful collaborative tools, Interactive learning environments and Innovative curriculum.
            • Full Sail's newest program is the Dan Patrick School of Sportscasting. Developed in collaboration with sportscasting veteran Dan Patrick, the goal is to provide students with real world experience both behind and in fornt of the camera.
            Show more [+]
            • Online Courses
            Diesel Technology
            Lincoln Tech , Grand Prairie
            • Encompasses the Lincoln Tech, Lincoln Culinary Institute, and Lincoln College of New England brands.
            • Lincoln schools made more than $15 million available nationally through scholarships to qualified students in 2015.
            • Designated a Military Friendly School for the 6th year in a row by Victory Media; offers exclusive scholarship for servicemen and women and their families.
            • First Lincoln Tech campus opened in 1946; now 30 campuses in 15 states across the United States.
            • Campuses are accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS), Accrediting Commission of Career Schools (ACCSC), Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES), and New England Association of Schools and Colleges – Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (NEASC)
            Show more [+]
            • Flexible Scheduling
            • Financial Aid
            Medical Coding & Billing-Health Information Technology Cert.
            • Students participate in an externship program with partnered organizations, where they can get real-world experience.
            • Designated as a 2015 Military Friendly School by Victory Media, and offers a 20% military discount for students who qualify.
            • Accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES).
            • 6 campuses located in Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, and San Antonio, Texas, with online programs available in Arizona, Florida, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, and Virginia.
            Show more [+]
            • Flexible Scheduling
            • Financial Aid
            Associate - Occupational Therapy Assistant
            • For more than 45 years, PMI has been dedicated to quality healthcare education
            • 17 campuses across 9 states including Arizona, California, Texas, Colorado & more
            • Accredited by the ABHES with multiple accreditations per specific program
            • Certificates, associates, and bachelor’s programs in leading healthcare fields
            • PMI offers financial aid to students who qualify for assistance
            Show more [+]
            Cosmetology
            • Students can obtain experience and expertise in the latest cosmetology procedures and techniques, plus the salon business skills needed to put their talents to use.  
            • Offers cosmetology training to prepare students for a career as a professional stylist, skin care specialist, image consultant, make up technician, and more.
            • Each campus features a public salon and spa for student practice.
            • The Milan Institute has successfully graduated over 25,000 students since 1985.
            • Part of the family-owned Milan Institute school group.
            • 8 campuses across California, Texas, Nevada, and Idaho, in addition to 11 Milan Institute campuses.
            Show more [+]
            • Accredited
            • Financial Aid
            Motorcycle

            At Universal Technical Institute (UTI), you won't just train for a career. You'll train for success. The hands-on training and high-tech skills you'll get at UTI can put you on the fast track toward a rewarding career as a professional technician. Across the nation, you'll find UTI-trained technicians working in great jobs with leading manufacturers, dealerships and repair shops. 

            • Financial Aid
            Combination Welding
            • Offers several program options in healthcare and wellness, skilled trades, and business.
            • Provides career assistance services including resume and cover letter writing, interview prep, and professional partnerships with regional employers for employment opportunities.
            • Classes start every month.
            • Accredited by the Council on Occupational Education (COE), and the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) for the San Antonio branch.
            • 5 campuses in Brownsville, Corpus Christi, McAllen, San Antonio, and Weslaco.
            Show more [+]
            • Flexible Scheduling
            • Financial Aid
            Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC), Diploma
            Vista College , College Station

            Our mission is YOUR SUCCESS!

            When you succeed, we succeed.  That is why we provide high-quality, specialized career preparation for all our students. Our goal is to help you find your rewarding career.

            Our Mission Statement:

            To provide high-quality, specialized career preparation or enhancement to meet and cope with technological changes resulting in employment and career success.

            AS in Criminal Justice
            • Dallas campus named 2013 School of the Year by the National Association for Health Professionals (NAHP).
            • Tuition covers course-required materials for campus students, including books, lab equipment, and class supplies.
            • Offers flat tuition rate to continuously enrolled students who are on track toward program completion.
            • Campus accreditation by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).
            • 18 campuses across the United States, with online options as well.
            Show more [+]
            • Flexible Scheduling
            • Financial Aid
            • Transferable Credits