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TTU System Online Programs Recognized by U.S. News & World Report

Four TTU System online graduate programs were recognized in the Best Online Rankings

January 9, 2018 | Contact Scott Lacefield

Texas Tech University (TTU), Angelo State University (ASU) and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) each had online programs ranked among the best in the country Tuesday by U.S. News & World Report for its 2018 edition of “Best Online Programs.”

TTU’s Worldwide eLearning graduate engineering program was tabbed No. 16, up a spot from No. 17 a year ago. The survey of more than 1,300 online programs includes general rankings of each institution’s online bachelor’s degree programs and discipline-specific rankings of online master’s programs.

 ASU received a No. 58 ranking for its online graduate nursing program and a No. 115 ranking for its online graduate education program.

This marks the sixth consecutive year the ASU nursing program has made the “Best Online Programs” list and is the fifth straight year for the ASU education program.

TTUHSC received a No. 49 ranking in the Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs category.

The criteria used to configure the rankings included weighted scores in the categories of student engagement, faculty credentials and training, peer reputation, student services and technology, and admissions selectivity.

Justin Louder, associate vice provost of TTU Worldwide eLearning

“Our university is committed to providing students with a high-quality Texas Tech education no matter where they reside. Not only do our faculty members provide first-rate instruction, but the institution offers year-round support to our online and distance Red Raiders. This ranking reflects Texas Tech’s commitment to our Worldwide eLearning students.”

Leslie Mayrand, dean of ASU’s Archer College of Health and Human Services

“Continuing to receive this honor is a true testament to the efforts of our outstanding graduate nursing faculty and the quality of our course design. The online learning environment is constantly changing, and we pride ourselves in our ability to adapt and remain on the cutting edge of online education. I think our success can also be attributed to the fact that we really listen to our graduate students and utilize their feedback to make our programs the best they can be.”  

John Miazga, dean of ASU’s College of Eduaction

“Angelo State University is honored to be recognized again as a quality online degree provider. This is a result of the dedication, scholarship and service of the faculty and staff in the College of Education. Their pursuit of excellence and quality in online education results in superior offerings to our students.”  

About the Texas Tech University System 

Established in 1996, the Texas Tech University System is one of the top public university systems in the state of Texas and nation, consisting of four universities—Texas Tech UniversityTexas Tech University Health Sciences CenterAngelo State University and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso.

Headquartered in Lubbock, Texas, the Texas Tech University System is a $2 billion enterprise focused on advancing higher education, health care, research and outreach with approximately 20,000 employees, nearly 53,000 students, more than 330,000 alumni and an endowment over $1.2 billion.

In its short history, the Texas Tech University System has grown tremendously and is nationally acclaimed, operating on 17 campuses statewide and internationally. Under the dynamic leadership of Chancellor Robert Duncan, the Texas Tech University System has set forth a bold vision of excellence, collaboration and innovation and continues to prove that from here, it’s possible.