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The Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex houses more than 30 colleges and universities, including several top research institutions and one of the country's leading medical centers. While residents have long enjoyed access to some of the best schools and programs in the state, online colleges in Dallas now allow out-of-town learners to reap many of the same benefits.

While the growing online capabilities of the higher education system in Dallas improve accessibility and flexibility for students, the wealth of options can make finding the best school a little more challenging. To help learners sort through their options and find the school and program best suited to their unique circumstances, we ranked the best online colleges in Dallas.

What Are the 2021 Best Online Colleges in Dallas? Here Are Our Top 2:

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Rank School Location
1 Dallas Baptist University Dallas, TX
2 Parker University Dallas, TX
How We Rank Schools

At BestColleges, we believe a college education is one of the most important investments you will make. We want to help you navigate the college selection process by offering school rankings that are transparent, inclusive, and relevant for online students.

Our rankings are grounded in a few guiding principles and use the latest statistical data available from trusted sources. Read our Ranking Methodology. We hope our approach helps you find the school that is best for you.

2021 Best Accredited Online Colleges in Dallas

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Dallas Baptist University

Dallas, TX Graduation Rate: 53%

A private school founded in 1898, DBU's online branch offers over 75 undergraduate and graduate degree programs online. Distance learners can also choose from several certificate programs and dual degree programs. Students can pursue an online education taught through a Christian lens. Most courses are delivered asynchronously, providing ample flexibility.

Undergraduate certificate options include business communication, healthcare management, and marketing practices, while graduate certificate programs include Christian school administration, distance learning, and project management. The school also offers online associate degrees, such as an associate of business administration, as well as bachelor's programs like psychology and interdisciplinary studies.

Online graduate programs include a master of arts in teaching, a master of arts in discipleship, and a master of arts in global leadership. The school also oversees dual degree programs where students can earn a bachelor's and a master's in five years.


Parker University

Dallas, TX Graduation Rate: 80%

Chartered in 1978, Parker University offers options for online students interested in programs related to healthcare, business, or technology. The school boasts a 10-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio and educates roughly 500 undergraduates and 1,000 graduate students each year.

Parker offers several certificate programs, a handful of bachelor's programs, and three master's programs online. Bachelor's options include programs in computer information systems, health information management, and integrative health. Master's programs cover topics like clinical neuroscience, strength and human performance, and functional nutrition. Students can also focus on their professional development by pursuing continuing education courses online.

Best Online Colleges in Texas

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