LU ranks No. 7 among most affordable online college

Getting a quality education doesn’t mean you have to break the bank. Lamar University was recently ranked among the most affordable online colleges in Texas, according to the Center for Online Education.

The ranking lists the most affordable online schools in Texas based on in-state yearly tuition, or annual tuition rates if a school does not differentiate between in-state and out-of-state students. Tuition rates are based on full course load each semester or term. All colleges on the list offer at least one bachelor’s degree completion program available entirely online. The online schools in Texas with the lowest tuition are ranked highest, providing prospective students with a true list of the most affordable online colleges in their state.

Lamar University ranked No. 7 in a time when online education is become increasingly popular. An online learning survey conducted by the Babson Survey Research Group detailed college enrollment numbers in each state. According to this survey, 29% of all students enrolled at a Texas institution participated in at least one distance education course.

The top 10 include the following:
1.     University of Texas of the Permian Basin
2.     University of Houston – Downtown
3.     Texas A&M University – Central Texas
4.     University of Texas at El Paso
5.     Amberton University
6.     University of Texas at San Antonio
7.     Lamar University
8.     University of Texas at Brownsville
9.     University of Houston – Victoria
10.  University of Houston – Clear Lake

“I know it’s important for families to not enter into student debt,” said Katrina Brent, associate vice president of Enrollment Management and Marketing. “Lamar University prides itself in offering quality education for both on campus and online students while still being one of the most affordable options.”