LUBBOCK, Texas (press release) – The following is a press release from Texas Tech University:
Newsweek published its first “America’s Best Online Learning Schools 2022âList earlier [last] week and Texas University of Technology was ranked at the top of the list of 150 higher education institutions.
The ranking is based on an online survey conducted by more than 9,000 people in the United States from July to September 2021. The final list of the best colleges and universities is based on user reviews and institutional data.
“Texas Tech is committed to providing high quality online education to students, wherever they are,” said Justin stronger, deputy vice-rector of eLearning and academic partnerships at Texas Tech. âOur faculty partner with eLearning staff to develop engaging, interactive and academically sound online courses. This ranking highlights the work and success of our campus and I thank everyone involved in online and distance learning for all of their hard work.
Institutions that offer full degree programs or stand-alone online courses were eligible for inclusion in the Newsweek survey. Texas Tech stood out from the competition with its 80 degree programs available entirely online in addition to its credit-free online learning options, professional development courses, and certifying training.
The survey, administered by Newsweek in partnership with Statista, used qualitative elements in its assessment criteria. In addition to institutional indicators such as enrollment, statistics on graduation and research activities, the survey was designed to analyze the experience of students.
Data such as accessibility, support and service, cost and perceived reputation of the organization were collected. Finally, survey participants were asked about their overall satisfaction and the likelihood that they would recommend the facility to others.
“Texas Tech’s history of meeting students where they need to be educated dates back to the 1960s, when ‘online education’ meant delivering classes through closed circuit television,” Texas said. Tech Provost. Ron hendrick. âThere was a 90% increase in online registrations from 2019 to 2020, and our # 1 ranking means, to me, that we stay true to this commitment to meet people where they are to offer them opportunities. educational opportunities. ”
(Texas Tech University press release)