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UT Tyler Among Top 25 ‘Affordable Online Colleges in Texas'

May 1, 2013

Media Contact:  Hannah Buchanan
Public Affairs Specialist
Marketing and Communications
The University of Texas at Tyler
903.565.5769 or 903.539.7196 (cell)

The University of Texas at Tyler is among the top 25 affordable Texas colleges and universities offering online courses, Dr. Alisa White, provost and senior vice president for academic affairs, announced.

Independent partners StateStats.org and OnlineSchoolsTexas.com compiled their list of the top institutions that offer some or all of their courses online. They analyzed data such as student-to-teacher ratio, in-state and out-of-state tuition, campus setting and program breadth.

“UT Tyler is committed to providing opportunities for students to take courses to fit their learning styles and their lifestyles,” White said. “Our faculty strives to offer the best learning experience in all course formats.”

This is the first year the organizations assembled such a group. For the complete list, visit www.onlineschoolstexas.com.

UT Tyler students save time and get ahead by choosing online classes, along with on-campus courses, or by entering degree programs that can be completed entirely online.

“Students enter college with a lot of experience with technology,” she added. “They expect to use technology to enhance their academic experience and to allow them some flexibility as they work toward their degrees.”

For more information, visit http://www.uttyler.edu/academics/online-programs/index.php.

StateStats.org is a non-profit organization that builds free, open source tools with the goal of increasing accessibility to education and information through the use of new technologies. StateStats.org has become a leader in providing educational tools to libraries, high schools and career centers across the country.

OnlineSchoolsTexas.com strives to provide Texans with information about alternative post-secondary educational options, as well as information and advice regarding career choices in the state. 

One of the 15 campuses of the UT System, UT Tyler offers excellence in teaching, research, artistic performance and community service. More than 80 undergraduate and graduate degree programs are available at UT Tyler, which has an enrollment of almost 7,000 high-ability students at its campuses in Tyler, Longview and Palestine.
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