UST-Houston Named to Best 2023 Online Catholic Colleges & Universities list by College Consensus
The College Consensus ranking of the Best Online Catholic Colleges & Universities is the combination of the most respected ranking system scores (like U.S. News – National Universities and Money) and the most reputable student review scores (like Cappex and Niche) to create a unique meta-ranking. This approach offers a comprehensive and holistic view of colleges that prospective students cannot find anywhere else.
The Online Catholic Colleges & Universities category focuses on schools designated as Roman Catholic by the National Center for Education Statistics and offering at least three fully online degree programs at any level.
Dr. Jim Monaghan, Director of Online Education and Associate of VP of Academic Affairs, said, “UST has more than 30 degree programs available online with nearly 100% of The Kolbe School's associate degrees. online.”
University of St. Thomas is located in the Museum District near downtown and the world-renowned Texas Medical Center. With nearly 4,000 students from 40 states and 46 countries, the University’s diverse student population mirrors that of the City of Houston. UST is a Hispanic-serving, Asian-serving and Minority-serving institution as designated by the Department of Education.
Founded by the Basilian Fathers in 1947, the private university welcomes students of all faiths. Touting a 14:1 student-to-faculty ratio, UST professors offer personalized attention resulting in academic excellence.
UST is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges and offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in more than 50 fields of study. Among our most sought-after undergraduate degree programs are nursing, psychology, education, biology and finance.
UST is test-optional and offers many innovative programs to offset tuition costs, including the St. Thomas Promise and the Rising Stars Internship Program. More than 85% of new freshmen, whether domestic or international, receive a UST scholarship upon enrolling.
UST is a full member of the NCAA Div. III with membership in the SCAC (Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference.) Currently, UST offers 19 different sports and non-NCAA Spirit and Esports.