Most Military-Friendly Online Colleges in Texas

These are the best military friendly online colleges in Texas that have robust online degree offerings.

Military members and veterans work hard in all sorts of roles to support the nation’s military and security. Many colleges recognize this, and offer unique benefits for military students and their families, including grants, discounts, experiential credit, resources and support, and career placement assistance.

The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) tracks five criteria for military services: Yellow Ribbon Program participation, credit opportunities for military training and experience, if the school has a student veterans organization or resource center, if the school is a dedicated military contact point, and if it is recognized as a Service member Opportunity College.

For the purpose of this list, all of the schools here check boxes on at least three of these five services. Beyond that, they are ranked by their overall score, according to our methodology.

Many of these schools are also Hispanic-Serving Institutions or Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions.

For this ranking, we used our proprietary methodology that takes into account key metrics for identifying academic excellence:

  • Small Student-to-Faculty Ratio
  • High Number of Online Programs Offered
  • High Percentage of Online Students
  • High Graduation Rates
  • High Retention Rates
  • High Desirability—the relationship between the number of applicants of a school, those that got admitted, and of those, the number that enrolled.
  • Academic Influence—based off the number of scholarly contributions made by the institution’s faculty in their fields of study and how often they were cited by other scholarly works.

Read more about our standard methodology, here.

To make this ranking, we limited our methodology to the Military Friendly colleges in Texas that offer online degree programs.

For your convenience, you can sort this ranking to find the best value Military Friendly institutions in Texas or the most affordable Military Friendly institutions in Texas.

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    1. Texas Tech University

      Lubbock, TX

      Score

      96

      TX Relative Cost

      Key FactsAnswers
      Total Enrollment38,742 (10% fully online)
      Public or PrivatePublic
      USDE Special Government StatusHispanic-Serving Institution
      Number of Online Programs99
      AccreditationRegional: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
      Average In-State Undergraduate Tuition$9,300 per year
      Net Cost by Income
      Source: National Center for Educational Statistics

      TexasOnlineColleges.com Awards

      #1 Best Texas Online CollegeA Most Affordable Texas Online College #2 Best Value Texas Online College
      Experienced Online School
      Disability Friendly SchoolFirst-Generation Student Friendly SchoolMilitary Friendly SchoolHispanic-Serving Institution

      See TTU’s full list of online degrees!
    2. University of Texas at Austin

      Austin, TX

      Score

      92*

      TX Relative Cost

      Key FactsAnswers
      Total Enrollment51,090 (0% fully online)
      Public or PrivatePublic
      Number of Online Programs2
      AccreditationRegional: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
      Average In-State Undergraduate Tuition$10,824 per year
      Net Cost by Income
      Source: National Center for Educational Statistics

      TexasOnlineColleges.com Awards

      First-Generation Student Friendly SchoolMilitary Friendly School

      See UTA’s full list of online degrees!
    3. Texas A&M University

      College Station, TX

      Score

      91

      TX Relative Cost

      Key FactsAnswers
      Total Enrollment68,726 (3% fully online)
      Public or PrivatePublic
      Number of Online Programs13
      AccreditationRegional: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
      Average In-State Undergraduate Tuition$12,153 per year
      Net Cost by Income
      Source: National Center for Educational Statistics

      TexasOnlineColleges.com Awards

      Experienced Online School
      Disability Friendly SchoolFirst-Generation Student Friendly SchoolMilitary Friendly School

      See TAMU’s full list of online degrees!
    4. LeTourneau University

      Longview, TX

      LeTourneau University’s school logo

      Score

      89

      TX Relative Cost

      Key FactsAnswers
      Total Enrollment3,150 (45% fully online)
      Public or PrivatePrivate Non-Profit
      Number of Online Programs40
      AccreditationRegional: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
      Average In-State Undergraduate Tuition$31,270 per year
      Net Cost by Income
      Source: National Center for Educational Statistics

      TexasOnlineColleges.com Awards

      #3 Best Texas Online CollegeA Best Value Texas Online College
      Experienced Online School
      First-Generation Student Friendly SchoolMilitary Friendly School

      See LTU’s full list of online degrees!
    5. Texas Christian University

      Fort Worth, TX

      Score

      89

      TX Relative Cost

      Key FactsAnswers
      Total Enrollment11,024 (2% fully online)
      Public or PrivatePrivate Non-Profit
      Number of Online Programs17
      AccreditationRegional: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
      Average In-State Undergraduate Tuition$49,250 per year
      Net Cost by Income
      Source: National Center for Educational Statistics

      TexasOnlineColleges.com Awards

      Experienced Online School
      Disability Friendly SchoolFirst-Generation Student Friendly SchoolMilitary Friendly School

      See TCU’s full list of online degrees!
    6. Southern Methodist University

      Dallas, TX

      Score

      88

      TX Relative Cost

      Key FactsAnswers
      Total Enrollment11,824 (4% fully online)
      Public or PrivatePrivate Non-Profit
      Number of Online Programs3
      AccreditationRegional: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
      Average In-State Undergraduate Tuition$56,560 per year
      Net Cost by Income
      Source: National Center for Educational Statistics

      TexasOnlineColleges.com Awards

      Experienced Online School
      Disability Friendly SchoolFirst-Generation Student Friendly SchoolMilitary Friendly School

      See SMU’s full list of online degrees!
    7. Sam Houston State University

      Huntsville, TX

      Score

      87

      TX Relative Cost

      Key FactsAnswers
      Total Enrollment21,558 (17% fully online)
      Public or PrivatePublic
      Number of Online Programs72
      AccreditationRegional: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
      Average In-State Undergraduate Tuition$8,536 per year
      Net Cost by Income
      Source: National Center for Educational Statistics

      TexasOnlineColleges.com Awards

      #6 Best Texas Online College#8 Most Affordable Texas Online College#3 Best Value Texas Online College
      Experienced Online School
      First-Generation Student Friendly SchoolMilitary Friendly School

      See SHSU’s full list of online degrees!
    8. University of Texas at Arlington

      Arlington, TX

      Score

      83

      TX Relative Cost

      Key FactsAnswers
      Total Enrollment48,635 (39% fully online)
      Public or PrivatePublic
      USDE Special Government StatusHispanic-Serving Institution
      Number of Online Programs34
      AccreditationRegional: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
      Average In-State Undergraduate Tuition$11,040 per year
      Net Cost by Income
      Source: National Center for Educational Statistics

      TexasOnlineColleges.com Awards

      #10 Best Texas Online CollegeA Most Affordable Texas Online College A Best Value Texas Online College
      Experienced Online School
      First-Generation Student Friendly SchoolMilitary Friendly SchoolHispanic-Serving Institution

      See UTA’s full list of online degrees!
    9. Houston Baptist University

      Houston, TX

      Score

      78

      TX Relative Cost

      Key FactsAnswers
      Total Enrollment3,741 (19% fully online)
      Public or PrivatePrivate Non-Profit
      USDE Special Government StatusHispanic-Serving Institution
      Number of Online Programs36
      AccreditationRegional: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
      Average In-State Undergraduate Tuition$33,450 per year
      Net Cost by Income
      Source: National Center for Educational Statistics

      TexasOnlineColleges.com Awards

      Top Texas Online College
      Experienced Online School
      First-Generation Student Friendly SchoolMilitary Friendly SchoolHispanic-Serving Institution

      Houston Baptist University is a private university established in 1960 and affiliated with the Southern Baptist Church. It has over 3,000 students enrolled, 9% of whom are enrolled fully online.

      HBU offers more than 30 bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees to choose from. Its 23 online master’s degree options include five MBA tracks, two MSN options, and two MEd options. It also offers two EdD in educational leadership options.

      To serve military students and their families, HBU is home to a student veterans organization, and is a dedicated military contact point. It is considered a Servicemembers Opportunity College.

      In addition to being a military friendly school, HBU is federally recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution.

      99% of HBU students receive some form of financial aid or scholarship.

      See HBU’s full list of online degrees!
    10. University of the Incarnate Word

      San Antonio, TX

      Score

      76

      TX Relative Cost

      Key FactsAnswers
      Total Enrollment8,175 (19% fully online)
      Public or PrivatePrivate Non-Profit
      USDE Special Government StatusHispanic-Serving Institution
      Number of Online Programs32
      AccreditationRegional: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
      Average In-State Undergraduate Tuition$32,576 per year
      Net Cost by Income
      Source: National Center for Educational Statistics

      TexasOnlineColleges.com Awards

      Top Texas Online College
      Experienced Online School
      Disability Friendly SchoolFirst-Generation Student Friendly SchoolMilitary Friendly SchoolHispanic-Serving Institution

      See UIW’s full list of online degrees!
    11. Saint Edward's University

      Austin, TX

      Score

      75

      TX Relative Cost

      Key FactsAnswers
      Total Enrollment3,976 (3% fully online)
      Public or PrivatePrivate Non-Profit
      USDE Special Government StatusHispanic-Serving Institution
      Number of Online Programs2
      AccreditationRegional: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
      Average In-State Undergraduate Tuition$47,440 per year
      Net Cost by Income
      Source: National Center for Educational Statistics

      TexasOnlineColleges.com Awards

      Experienced Online School
      Disability Friendly SchoolFirst-Generation Student Friendly SchoolMilitary Friendly SchoolHispanic-Serving Institution

      See SEU’s full list of online degrees!
    12. University of Texas at El Paso

      El Paso, TX

      University of Texas at El Paso’s school logo

      Score

      73

      TX Relative Cost

      Key FactsAnswers
      Total Enrollment25,177 (9% fully online)
      Public or PrivatePublic
      USDE Special Government StatusHispanic-Serving Institution
      Number of Online Programs20
      AccreditationRegional: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
      Average In-State Undergraduate Tuition$9,161 per year
      Net Cost by Income
      Source: National Center for Educational Statistics

      TexasOnlineColleges.com Awards

      Top Texas Online College A Most Affordable Texas Online College A Best Value Texas Online College
      Experienced Online School
      First-Generation Student Friendly SchoolMilitary Friendly SchoolHispanic-Serving Institution

      See UTEP’s full list of online degrees!
    13. Lubbock Christian University

      Lubbock, TX

      Score

      71

      TX Relative Cost

      Key FactsAnswers
      Total Enrollment1,770 (4% fully online)
      Public or PrivatePrivate Non-Profit
      Number of Online Programs2
      AccreditationRegional: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
      Average In-State Undergraduate Tuition$23,330 per year
      Net Cost by Income
      Source: National Center for Educational Statistics

      TexasOnlineColleges.com Awards

      Experienced Online School
      Disability Friendly SchoolFirst-Generation Student Friendly SchoolMilitary Friendly School

      See LCU’s full list of online degrees!
    14. Our Lady of the Lake University

      San Antonio, TX

      Score

      71

      TX Relative Cost

      Key FactsAnswers
      Total Enrollment2,974 (33% fully online)
      Public or PrivatePrivate Non-Profit
      USDE Special Government StatusHispanic-Serving Institution
      Number of Online Programs8
      AccreditationRegional: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
      Average In-State Undergraduate Tuition$29,218 per year
      Net Cost by Income
      Source: National Center for Educational Statistics

      TexasOnlineColleges.com Awards

      Experienced Online School
      Disability Friendly SchoolFirst-Generation Student Friendly SchoolMilitary Friendly SchoolHispanic-Serving Institution

      See OLLU’s full list of online degrees!
    15. University of Houston–Downtown

      Houston, TX

      Score

      71

      TX Relative Cost

      Key FactsAnswers
      Total Enrollment14,640 (20% fully online)
      Public or PrivatePublic
      USDE Special Government StatusHispanic-Serving Institution
      Number of Online Programs19
      AccreditationRegional: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
      Average In-State Undergraduate Tuition$6,788 per year
      Net Cost by Income
      Source: National Center for Educational Statistics

      TexasOnlineColleges.com Awards

      #3 Most Affordable Texas Online College#10 Best Value Texas Online College
      Experienced Online School
      First-Generation Student Friendly SchoolMilitary Friendly SchoolHispanic-Serving Institution

      See UHD’s full list of online degrees!
    16. Texas Wesleyan University

      Fort Worth, TX

      Score

      70

      TX Relative Cost

      Key FactsAnswers
      Total Enrollment2,276 (7% fully online)
      Public or PrivatePrivate Non-Profit
      USDE Special Government StatusHispanic-Serving Institution
      Number of Online Programs11
      AccreditationRegional: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
      Average In-State Undergraduate Tuition$31,816 per year
      Net Cost by Income
      Source: National Center for Educational Statistics

      TexasOnlineColleges.com Awards

      Experienced Online School
      Disability Friendly SchoolFirst-Generation Student Friendly SchoolMilitary Friendly SchoolHispanic-Serving Institution

      See TWU’s full list of online degrees!
    17. University of Mary Hardin-Baylor

      Belton, TX

      Score

      68

      TX Relative Cost

      Key FactsAnswers
      Total Enrollment3,846 (2% fully online)
      Public or PrivatePrivate Non-Profit
      Number of Online Programs1
      AccreditationRegional: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
      Average In-State Undergraduate Tuition$29,700 per year
      Net Cost by Income
      Source: National Center for Educational Statistics

      TexasOnlineColleges.com Awards

      Experienced Online School
      Disability Friendly SchoolFirst-Generation Student Friendly SchoolMilitary Friendly School

      See UMHB’s full list of online degrees!
    18. University of St. Thomas

      Houston, TX

      Score

      67

      TX Relative Cost

      Key FactsAnswers
      Total Enrollment3,448 (12% fully online)
      Public or PrivatePrivate Non-Profit
      USDE Special Government StatusAsian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution, Hispanic-Serving Institution
      Number of Online Programs6
      AccreditationRegional: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
      Average In-State Undergraduate Tuition$31,460 per year
      Net Cost by Income
      Source: National Center for Educational Statistics

      TexasOnlineColleges.com Awards

      Experienced Online School
      Disability Friendly SchoolFirst-Generation Student Friendly SchoolMilitary Friendly SchoolAsian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving InstitutionHispanic-Serving Institution

      See UST’s full list of online degrees!
    19. ECPI University - San Antonio

      San Antonio, TX

      ECPI University - San Antonio’s school logo

      Score

      61

      TX Relative Cost

      Key FactsAnswers
      Total Enrollment13,487 (23% fully online)
      Public or PrivatePrivate For-Profit
      Number of Online Programs33
      AccreditationRegional: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
      Average In-State Undergraduate Tuition$16,639 per year
      Net Cost by Income
      Source: National Center for Educational Statistics

      TexasOnlineColleges.com Awards

      A Most Affordable Texas Online College
      Experienced Online School
      Military Friendly School

      See ECPIUSA’s full list of online degrees!
    20. McMurry University

      Abilene, TX

      Score

      61

      TX Relative Cost

      Key FactsAnswers
      Total Enrollment1,175 (6% fully online)
      Public or PrivatePrivate Non-Profit
      USDE Special Government StatusHispanic-Serving Institution
      Number of Online Programs4
      AccreditationRegional: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
      Average In-State Undergraduate Tuition$28,099 per year
      Net Cost by Income
      Source: National Center for Educational Statistics

      TexasOnlineColleges.com Awards

      Experienced Online School
      First-Generation Student Friendly SchoolMilitary Friendly SchoolHispanic-Serving Institution

      See MMU’s full list of online degrees!
    21. Central Texas College

      Killeen, TX

      Central Texas College’s school logo

      Score

      59*

      TX Relative Cost

      Key FactsAnswers
      Total Enrollment16,719 (44% fully online)
      Public or PrivatePublic
      Number of Online Programs67
      AccreditationRegional: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
      Average In-State Undergraduate Tuition$3,390 per year
      Net Cost by Income
      Source: National Center for Educational Statistics

      TexasOnlineColleges.com Awards

      #1 Texas Online Community College
      Experienced Online School
      First-Generation Student Friendly SchoolMilitary Friendly School

      See CTC’s full list of online degrees!
    22. Del Mar College

      Corpus Christi, TX

      Score

      50*

      TX Relative Cost

      Key FactsAnswers
      Total Enrollment12,008 (18% fully online)
      Public or PrivatePublic
      USDE Special Government StatusHispanic-Serving Institution
      Number of Online Programs7
      AccreditationRegional: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
      Average In-State Undergraduate Tuition$4,275 per year
      Net Cost by Income
      Source: National Center for Educational Statistics

      TexasOnlineColleges.com Awards

      #8 Texas Online Community College
      Experienced Online School
      First-Generation Student Friendly SchoolMilitary Friendly SchoolHispanic-Serving Institution

      See DMC’s full list of online degrees!

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