We're pretty lucky to have options for a quality higher education here in Victoria with both Victoria College and the University of Houston-Victoria and once again, one of them has earned national recognition.

UHV has been named one of the best universities in Texas to earn an online degree.

Recognized by Value Colleges, UHV is listed as a 2017 Top 10 Best Online College in Texas.In a press release, David Cockrum, UHV interim provost and vice president for academic affairs, said the university has a proud history of offering affordable and engaging online courses, adding that the university realized early on that significant numbers of students "were unable to take a traditional, face-to-face class schedule.,” “If they couldn’t come to us, we wanted to come to them."

Value Colleges, a group that offers answers to questions about affordability and value when making college decisions, compiled the list for prospective students in Texas. To make the list, institutions had to offer tuition of less than $15,000 a year. The group also takes into account accreditations and the return on investment for graduates.