The University of Houston–Downtown is a four-year state university, and is a separate and distinct component institution of the University of Houston System. Its campus spans 20 acres in Downtown Houston, with a satellite location in northwestern Harris County. Founded in 1974, UHD is the second-largest university in the Houston area with nearly 14,000 students.The university serves students in four academic colleges. UHD offers over 50 degree programs: 45 bachelors and seven masters. Awarding more than 2,400 degrees annually, the university's alumni base exceeds 30,000. Wikipedia.
News Article | December 8, 2016
A list of the nation’s Best Online Accounting Degree programs for 2016-2017 has been released by leading higher education information and resource provider AffordableCollegesOnline.org. The list ranks two- and four-year schools respectively, highlighting 100 colleges that offer the best overall combination of value and quality for online accounting students. Top scoring schools include Davenport University, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Northern State University, Dickinson State University and Cleary University (four-year) and Holmes Community College, Hutchinson Community College, Lone Star College, Western Nebraska Community College and Southwest Virginia Community College (two-year). "The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants showed a record number of accounting graduates were hired by public accounting firms in 2012,” said Dan Schuessler, CEO and Founder of AffordableCollegesOnline.org. “With that in mind, we were compelled to highlight and rank the schools making an effort to maximize affordability and provide flexible, high-quality learning options for accounting students.” To be eligible for placement on the AffordableCollegesOnline.org rankings, a school must meet several minimum requirements. Colleges must be accredited, public or private not-for-profit institutions to qualify. Affordability standards are also set to include only schools who offer in-state tuition below $5,000 per year at two-year schools or $25,000 per year at four-year schools. More than a dozen additional statistics are compared to determine final scores and rankings for each qualifying school, such as aid offerings, graduation rates and more. For complete details on the data and methodology used to determine school scores, as well as the full ranking for the nation’s Best Online Accounting Degree programs visit: Auburn University Aurora University Baker College Belhaven University Bellevue University Brenau University Brescia University Cleary University Colorado Christian University Columbia College Concordia University - Saint Paul Dakota State University Dallas Baptist University Davenport University Dickinson State University East Carolina University Florida Atlantic University Franklin University Hawaii Pacific University Huntington University Indiana State University Indiana Wesleyan University Keiser University - Fort Lauderdale Kent State University at Kent Keystone College Lakeland College Liberty University Madonna University Missouri State University - Springfield Morehead State University National University Northern Arizona University Northern State University Northwestern Oklahoma State University Northwood University - Michigan Old Dominion University Saint Leo University Thomas Edison State College Tiffin University University of Alabama at Birmingham University of Charleston University of Houston - Downtown University of Houston - Victoria University of Louisiana at Monroe University of Maryland - University College University of Massachusetts - Amherst University of Michigan - Flint University of Minnesota - Crookston University of the Southwest Western Governors University AffordableCollegesOnline.org began in 2011 to provide quality data and information about pursuing an affordable higher education. Our free community resource materials and tools span topics such as financial aid and college savings, opportunities for veterans and people with disabilities, and online learning resources. We feature higher education institutions that have developed online learning environments that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational and career success. We have been featured by nearly 1,100 postsecondary institutions and nearly 120 government organizations.
News Article | November 18, 2016
An analysis of collegiate undergraduate programs by AffordableCollegesOnline.org has determined the best places to earn an Associates and Bachelor’s Degree Online in the nation for 2016-2017. As a leader in online higher education resources, the site measured cost and quality data to determine the top college online undergraduate degree programs. Highest marks were awarded to Goodwin College, Great Basin College, Keiser University Fort Lauderdale, East Mississippi Community College, Western Wyoming Community College and Holmes Community College in the associate degree category; Dickinson State University, Siena Heights University, Fort Hays State University, Davenport University, Judson College and Northern Arizona University in the bachelor’s degree category. "Undergraduate enrollment numbers in the U.S. rose 21 percent between 2003 and 2013. As more students attend college, the need for flexible learning options also grows,” said Dan Schuessler, CEO and Founder of AffordableCollegesOnline.org. "Colleges offering online undergraduate programs are showing their ability to adapt to those needs, and we’ve identified the places students looking for online associate and bachelor’s degree programs can go for an affordable, quality education.” Schools must meet specific criteria to qualify for the Best Online Associate Degree Programs & Best Online Bachelor’s Degree Programs lists. All institutions must be accredited, public or private not-for-profit entities and must offer in-state tuition maximums of $5,000 per year at two-year schools and $25,000 per year at four-year schools. Eligible institutions are further evaluated by a variety of cost and quality measures to determine their position on the lists, including financial aid offerings, graduation rates and online program variety. To learn more about the specific data analysis and methodology used by AffordableCollegesOnline.org and to see the full college lists, including rank and score, visit the links below: All colleges highlighted for 2016-2017 are listed below. Allen County Community College Amarillo College Bluegrass Community and Technical College Bucks County Community College Central Georgia Technical College Central Texas College College of Southern Idaho Columbus State Community College Crowder College Cuyahoga Community College Diablo Valley College East Mississippi Community College Fayetteville Technical Community College Foothill College Forsyth Technical Community College Gateway Community and Technical College Georgia Piedmont Technical College Guilford Technical Community College Holmes Community College Kansas City Kansas Community College Laramie County Community College Madisonville Community College Maysville Community and Technical College Metropolitan Community College Minnesota State Community and Technical College Mitchell Community College Mohave Community College North Central Missouri College Northeast Community College Northwest Mississippi Community College Northwest Vista College Odessa College Owensboro Community and Technical College Palo Alto College Pamlico Community College Pitt Community College Rio Salado College San Antonio College Somerset Community College St. Philip's College Stanly Community College State Fair Community College Three Rivers Community College Truckee Meadows Community College Tulsa Community College Tyler Junior College Wake Technical Community College West Kentucky Community and Technical College Western Wyoming Community College Westmoreland County Community College Baker College Bethel University Bismarck State College Broward College Clarion University of Pennsylvania College of Southern Nevada Colorado Christian University Colorado Mountain College Columbia College Darton State College Davenport University Daytona State College Drury University Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Worldwide Florida State College at Jacksonville Goodwin College Granite State College Great Basin College Hawaii Pacific University Hodges University Humphreys College - Stockton Modesto Campuses Indiana Institute of Technology Indiana Wesleyan University Keiser University - Fort Lauderdale Lewis-Clark State College Liberty University Miami Dade College National University Northwestern Michigan College Northwood University - Michigan Ohio Christian University Oklahoma State University - Oklahoma City Peirce College Peninsula College Presentation College Seminole State College of Florida South Texas College Southwestern Assemblies of God University St. Petersburg College SUNY Empire State College Thomas Edison State University Tiffin University University of Alaska Fairbanks University of Alaska Southeast University of Maine at Augusta University of Northwestern Ohio Vincennes University Western Kentucky University Baker College Center for Graduate Studies Bellevue University Colorado Christian University Columbia College Concordia University - Saint Paul Dakota State University Dallas Baptist University Davenport University Dickinson State University East Carolina University Eastern Kentucky University Ferris State University Florida International University Fort Hays State University Goodwin College Granite State College Hawaii Pacific University Indiana State University Indiana Wesleyan University Judson College Keiser University - Fort Lauderdale Liberty University Mercy College Missouri State University - Springfield National University Northern Arizona University Northern State University Northwestern State University of Louisiana Old Dominion University Oregon State University Pennsylvania State University - Main Campus Saint Leo University Siena Heights University Southwestern Assemblies of God University Southwestern College Texas A & M University - College Station Tiffin University Troy University University of Central Florida University of Florida University of Houston - Downtown University of Houston - Victoria University of Louisiana at Monroe University of Maryland - University College University of Massachusetts - Lowell University of Memphis University of Nebraska at Omaha University of North Dakota Wayland Baptist University Western Kentucky University AffordableCollegesOnline.org began in 2011 to provide quality data and information about pursuing an affordable higher education. Our free community resource materials and tools span topics such as financial aid and college savings, opportunities for veterans and people with disabilities, and online learning resources. We feature higher education institutions that have developed online learning environments that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational and career success. We have been featured by nearly 1,100 postsecondary institutions and nearly 120 government organizations.
News Article | October 29, 2016
The 2016 ranking of the Best Online Colleges in Texas has been released by leading higher education and online student resource provider, AffordableCollegesOnline.org. Four-year colleges earning the highest marks include the University of Texas of the Permian Basin, the University of Texas, Victoria, and Southwestern Adventist University. Frank Phillips College, Western Texas College and Odessa College received top honors for two-year colleges. Between the two lists, more than 70 colleges in Texas were recognized for their variety of online education options and their strong focus on affordability. "The number of Texans earning college degrees has increased dramatically over the past five years,” said Dan Schuessler, CEO and Founder of AffordableCollegesOnline.org. "We’ve found the schools in Texas who are designing learning options to be more flexible and accessible than ever before, for both in-state students and learners located across the nation.” To earn a place on AffordableCollegesOnline.org’s list, schools are required to meet certain baseline criteria. Colleges must be accredited, public or private not-for-profit institutions. Schools had to also meet baseline affordability standards, offering in-state tuition for under $5,000 per year at two year schools and under $25,000 per year at four year schools. Each college’s ranking is determined by an in-depth analysis of more than a dozen different metrics, ranging from financial aid options to graduation rate to online program variety. The full list of colleges is included below. To see where each ranks specifically and to get more specific details about the methodology used to compare each college, visit the following page: The Best Two-Year Online Colleges in Texas for 2016: Alvin Community College Amarillo College Central Texas College College of the Mainland Collin College Del Mar College El Paso Community College Frank Phillips College Grayson College Houston Community College Kilgore College Lamar Institute of Technology Lone Star College Navarro College North Central Texas College Odessa College Panola College South Plains College Tarrant County College District Temple College Texas State Technical College - Waco Trinity Valley Community College Tyler Junior College Western Texas College The Best Four-Year Online Colleges in Texas for 2016: Amberton University Angelo State University Arlington Baptist College Dallas Baptist University Dallas Christian College Grace School of Theology King's University Lamar University Lubbock Christian University Messenger College Midwestern State University Our Lady of the Lake University Parker University Prairie View A & M University Sam Houston State University South Texas College Southwestern Adventist University Southwestern Assemblies of God University Southwestern Christian College Stephen F. Austin State University Sul Ross State University Tarleton State University Texas A & M University - Central Texas Texas A & M University - College Station Texas A & M University - Commerce Texas A & M University - Corpus Christi Texas A & M University - Kingsville Texas A & M University - Texarkana Texas Tech University Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Texas Woman's University The University of Texas at Arlington The University of Texas at Brownsville The University of Texas at El Paso The University of Texas at Tyler The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center The University of Texas Medical Branch The University of Texas of the Permian Basin University of Houston - Clear Lake University of Houston - Downtown University of Houston - Victoria University of North Texas University of North Texas at Dallas Wayland Baptist University West Texas A & M University AffordableCollegesOnline.org began in 2011 to provide quality data and information about pursuing an affordable higher education. Our free community resource materials and tools span topics such as financial aid and college savings, opportunities for veterans and people with disabilities, and online learning resources. We feature higher education institutions that have developed online learning environments that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational and career success. We have been featured by nearly 1,100 postsecondary institutions and nearly 120 government organizations.
News Article | October 17, 2016
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 17, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Associa, the industry's largest community management firm, utilizes Salesforce products for its marketing and sales efforts. The success of this partnership was the focus of a series of presentations by Associa's Salesforce Architect Colleen Burnsed, at the Dreamforce annual conference. In early October, more than 100,000 professionals of various roles and industries gathered in San Francisco to learn, connect and grow with today's top thought leaders to improve and innovate their organization's business practices. "It was a pleasure to be invited to speak at Dreamforce and talk about Associa's utilization of Salesforce and how businesses across various industries can be enhanced by consolidating workflow into one platform," says Burnsed. "Dreamforce is a great opportunity to share what is working for our business and to learn what is working for other businesses." Burnsed has been with Associa for a little over a year and has been working with Salesforce for four years as an administrator and previously support specialist of a Salesforce partner application. She co-chairs the Salesforce Women in Technology group in Houston, Texas, to help foster a community of women in a male-dominated industry. Burnsed has a bachelor's degree in criminal justice from The University of Houston - Downtown. Building and managing successful communities for more than 37 years, Associa is the worldwide leader in community management with over 10,000 employees operating more than 180 branch offices in the United States, Mexico, and Canada. Based in Dallas, Texas, our industry expertise, financial strength, and innovation meet the unique needs of clients across the world with customized services and solutions designed to help communities achieve their vision. To learn more about Associa and its charitable organization, Associa Cares, go to www.associaonline.com or www.associacares.com. Stay Connected: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/associa Twitter: https://twitter.com/associa LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/company/associa Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/associa/ YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/associamarketing Google+: https://plus.google.com/+Associaonline/ A photo accompanying this release is available at: http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=41684