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Online education programs are an excellent option for pursuing your degree, supplementing your current education, or switching career paths entirely. However, with so many programs out there, it can be tough to select the right one. Programs vary widely in costs, areas of study, student resources, and more.

It’s important that you consider which program will be a good fit for you and your lifestyle so that you have the tools you need for success. Fortunately, you can be confident that UTSA offers some of the best 100% online programs in the state. This guide will highlight how UTSA Online stacks up against some of the other top online colleges in Texas.

How Other Texas Programs Compare

Several schools in Texas offer online programs, but each school offers its own array of programs with varying tuition costs and fees. At UTSA Online, you’ll pay one flat tuition with no additional fees, no matter where you live.

Of course, there are many reasons to choose a school, but comparing the below factors will help guide your search.

The following universities offer in-person, online, and hybrid programs, but the chart below encompasses only online programs offered by each of the schools. Here’s how the best online colleges in Texas stack up against each other:

School Tuition and Fees Accredited? Programs Available Student Support Services
Texas State University – San Marcos Undergraduate Resident – $307 per credit hour

Graduate Resident – $357 per credit hour

Undergraduate Non-Resident – $727 per credit hour

Graduate Non-Resident – $777 per credit hour

*These values are approximate

Yes

-Bachelor’s

-Master’s

-Academic Advising

-Online Tutoring Resources

Texas A&M University – Commerce   $568 per credit hour

Yes

-Bachelor’s

-Master’s

-Doctoral

-Online Tutoring Resources
Texas A&M University – Central Texas   Undergraduate Resident –  $418 per credit hour

Graduate Resident – $455 per credit hour

Undergraduate Non-Resident – $826 per credit hour

Graduate Non-Resident – $863 per credit hour

*These values are approximate

Yes

-Bachelor’s

-Master’s

-Online Tutoring Resources
West Texas A&M University Undergraduate Resident –  $494 per credit hour

Graduate Resident – $456 per credit hour

Undergraduate Non-Resident – $928 per credit hour

Graduate Non-Resident – $555 per credit hour

*These values are approximate

Yes

-Bachelor’s

-Master’s

-Doctoral

-Academic Advising

-Online Tutoring Resources

Texas Tech University $400-$900 per credit hour

* These values are approximate

Yes

-Bachelor’s

-Master’s

-Doctoral

-Graduate Certificate

-Online Student Support Portal with Resources
University of North Texas $395-$640 per credit hour  

Yes

-Bachelor’s

-Master’s

-Doctoral

-Graduate Certificate

-Email Dedicated Advisor

-Online Tutoring Resources

-Online Counseling Resources

-Career Center

University of Texas at San Antonio $450-$525 per credit hour

Yes

-Bachelor’s

-Master’s

-Graduate Certificate

-Undergrad Online Academic Advisors and Graduate Online Advising

-Career Center

-Online Tutoring Resources

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Keep in mind that the costs of tuition and fees will vary depending on the program, degree path, and the college offering the courses. The above values may also not incorporate other fees associated with the school, like university service fees and distance learning fees. Also, remember that UTSA Online has no additional or out-of-state fees, so you’d only pay for the tuition cost.

Why Pick UTSA Online?

Texas has multiple great educational programs, but there are plenty of reasons to choose The University of Texas at San Antonio.

UTSA Online offers high-quality instruction and convenient flexibility for any lifestyle, making it one of the best online colleges in Texas. We’re able to give you the tools to grow your career and build your Bold Future.

Flexibility in Classes

UTSA Online programs are designed to support a wide range of lifestyles and make attaining a degree more accessible. Our 100% online classes are asynchronous, meaning they don’t have designated meeting times, so you are never tied to a specific time. You’ll be able to build your education around your schedule and complete work when you need to.

This flexibility provides you with a greater opportunity to receive a quality education on your terms. Our 100% online programs work great for people who work full-time, support a family, or can’t attend in-person classes for any reason.

Whether you’re looking to supplement your current experience or switch career paths, our flexible programs can offer the support you need.

Accreditation and National Recognition

As an accredited university, UTSA enables you to pursue a degree 100% online and gain a quality education that will propel you into a fulfilling career. According to U.S. News and World Report, UTSA Online is one of the best online programs in the nation. UTSA is the Highest-Ranked Online Program in San Antonio and the UT System and the 7th Best Online Program in the State of Texas.  

Although our classes provide plenty of flexibility, they don’t lack any of the rigor, giving you the skills you need to succeed in

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your desired career path. All of our online classes are taught by our full-time, world-renowned faculty, meaning our 100% online students receive the same quality instruction as UTSA’s in-person students.

With our comprehensive, fully online programs, you can be confident that you’ll receive a fulfilling education from the comfort of your own home.

One Tuition Rate

All of our 100% online students pay the same rate, regardless of whether they are located in or out of state. Our tuition rate is also all-inclusive, so there are no additional fees, like on-campus amenity fees, to hike up your costs. The cost per credit hour depends only on your specific program. If you’d like to calculate the cost of your tuition, you can use UTSA Online’s tuition calculator

You also have the opportunity to consider options like financial aid, scholarships, grants, and loans to make a degree more attainable for you and your lifestyle. We encourage all students to apply for financial aid through the FAFSA and pursue federal and state need-based aid programs.

UTSA is also recognized as a Military Friendly School. We may be able to provide aid to active and retired service members, as well as their dependents, through a variety of benefit types, like the Montgomery GI Bill and Post 9/11 GI Bill. Altogether, we strive to provide you with the support and resources needed to build your Bold Future in the way that works best for you. 


Interested in learning more about UTSA Online?

Explore our full catalog of 100% online degree programs and discover which ones interest you most. Contact us today to learn more about any of our programs. If you are ready to get started, get in touch with UTSA’s Online Enrollment Team at 210-458-4000 or onlineenrollment@utsa.edu for undergraduate programs, and 210-458-4400 or OnlineGrad@utsa.edu to contact our Graduate Enrollment team.

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