Angelo State University has been ranked No. 1 on the list of the nation’s “Top 10 Colleges for Affordable Online Master’s in Psychology Degree Programs” for 2016-17 by, an education resource guide that ranks institutions of higher education in a wide variety of categories.


ASU’s online master’s degree in applied psychology program is one of three at Texas schools to make the list of the “Best Affordable Online Master’s in Psychology Degree Programs.” Only accredited schools were eligible for the rankings that were compiled using data from the National Center for Education Statistics. Criteria for the rankings included:

  • Affordability
  • Student-to-faculty ratio
  • Percentage of students receiving financial aid
  • Acceptance, enrollment, retention and graduation rates
  • Loan default rates

In addition to the No. 1 ranking for psychology, ASU also ranked No. 6 among the nation’s “Top Colleges for Best Online Education Degree Programs.” ASU offers five different online Master of Education degree programs through the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. More details are available at

The other Texas schools nationally ranked for psychology were LeTourneau University in Longview and Southwestern Assemblies of God University in Waxahachie. The entire rankings list is available at

The only other Texas school nationally ranked for education was the University of Houston. The entire rankings list is at