UHV NewsWire – UHV Named Best Affordable Online College in the State
The University of Houston-Victoria has been recognized as the best value for money online student in the state based on the university’s affordable and high-quality online degrees, financial aid, and scholarships, flexible online course schedules and regionally accredited programs.
Chance Glenn Sr.
Texas Online Colleges, a website that collects information about online degree programs in Texas, ranked UHV # 1 on its Best Value Online Colleges in Texas list. The website determined its ranking by accreditation, tuition, financial aid, and available scholarships, and whether the school offers at least three bachelor’s degrees online. For approximately 20 years, UHV has offered online courses and offers a variety of online programs in schools of arts and sciences, business administration and education, health professions and human development.
âWe are extremely honored to be recognized in this way,â said Chance Glenn, Dean of UHV and Vice President of Academic Affairs. âThis is a testament to the hard work of faculty and staff and their tireless efforts to shape our online offerings to meet the needs of our growing community of learners. This has been a difficult time for everyone, so we are delighted to be able to consistently provide a high quality medium to advance the education of the citizens of Texas. “
UHV is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. University-specific schools and programs have additional accreditations from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, Texas Education Agency, Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs, National Strength and Conditioning Association Education Recognition Program and Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
The university offers scholarships and, in fiscal 2020, distributed over $ 39 million in aid. UHV has also been included in other listings and rankings for its affordability for several years.
For some UHV students, the only way to continue their education is to attend school online. There are undergraduate and graduate students who are professionals who need the flexibility of online courses, such as students in the UHV’s online nursing program, who are already registered nurses.
Amy Whaley from Goliad was a registered nurse for over 30 years when she graduated from the UHV nursing program in the fall. She always had the desire to earn a bachelor’s degree in nursing, but could not have attended the traditional face-to-face classes with a full-time job. Whaley is the director of health services at the Robstown Independent School District.
Thanks to the UHV’s online courses, Whaley was able to work on his assignments late at night, early in the morning and on weekends. His classmates also lived in South Texas, and another classmate was able to take classes while working out of state as a travel nurse, Whaley said.
As an older adult, Whaley initially worried that she wasn’t tech-savvy enough to take the online classes. However, the UHV system was easy to use and she received help with the online program as well as a nursing scholarship who paid for her tuition and classes.
âIt was a little intimidating at first, but with the help of teachers and UHV tech support, the website became very user-friendly for me,â Whaley said. âThe UHV online program is extremely organized and full of valuable information. I have acquired a plethora of knowledge which I use in my current role.
The University of Houston-Victoria, located in the heart of the Coastal Bend region since 1973 in Victoria, Texas, offers courses leading to over 80 academic programs in schools of the arts and sciences; Business Administration; and Education, health professions and human development. UHV offers face-to-face classes at its Victoria campus, as well as an education site in Katy, Texas, and online classes that students can take from anywhere. UHV supports the American Association of State Colleges and Universities Opportunities for All initiative to raise awareness of state colleges and universities and the important role they play in providing high quality education and accessible to an increasingly diverse student body, as well as contributing to regional development and the state’s economic development.