Newsweek names Texas State among America's Best Online Learning Schools for 2022

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Jayme Blaschke | November 15, 2021

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Texas State University has been named one of America's Best Online Learning Schools 2022 by Newsweek magazine.

Texas State was ranked No. 7 out of 150 universities on the Newsweek list.

The rankings are based on an online survey conducted by Newsweek and Statista among U.S. residents who have used online learning services to obtain an academic degree or acquire knowledge and skills for their job (professional development) or hobbies (personal development).

Over the past decade Texas State has significantly expanded available online degree programs. Undergraduate offerings include social work and health information management bachelor's degrees that are 100% online, and respiratory care and nursing degrees that are 50%-85% online. Graduate programs offer even more distance learning options, with the College of Applied Arts, McCoy College of Business, College of Education, College of Fine Arts and Communication, College of Health Professions, College of Liberal Arts and College of Science and Engineering combining for 30 degree programs that are at least 50% online.  

Reflecting this commitment to online availability, the Office of Distance and Extended Learning won the 2021 Texas Distance Learning Association's award for Outstanding Commitment to Excellence and Innovation in Distance Education by a four-year organization.

Between July 26 and Sept. 13, 2021, Statista surveyed more than 9,000 individuals in the U.S. about online universities. User reviews and additional institutional indicators were transformed into score values and aggregated toward a final score. To receive an award, institutions needed an above average total score value. The awarded institutions received either five stars, if their final score value is above the median score of all awarded institutions, or four stars, if their score is below this threshold. For the top lists, participants' responses as well as the final selection of institutions in each list were carefully reviewed.

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For more information, contact University Communications:

Jayme Blaschke, 512-245-2555

Sandy Pantlik, 512-245-2922