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UST Ranks No. 4 on Hidden Gems in Texas List by Online Schools Guide

University of St. Thomas-Houston faculty, staff, students and alumni know the University is a hidden gem in the heart of Houston, but now it is official! 

Online Schools Guide (OSG) ranks UST No. 4 on its Hidden Gems in Texas guide for 2022-2023. Providing advice and information, the Hidden Gems in Texas website offers prospective students a resource for quality online degree programs at some of the best small schools in Texas.

The editors at OSG identify smaller schools in Texas which have excellent academic reputations and offer online degree programs. Then, they rank the programs based on the cost of attendance and the number of online offerings. Founded in 2018, OSG is wholly independent and unbiased. OSG is working to be the ultimate resource for new high school graduates, working adults returning to school, and all sorts of nontraditional students.

UST is a private Catholic university grounded in the liberal arts. St. Thomas is committed to the unity of all knowledge offering programs in the traditional liberal arts and professional and skills-based disciplines. Known for academic excellence and small class sizes, UST now offers that same level of teaching and personalized service when you enroll in one of its 26 online undergraduate or graduate degree programs. University of St. Thomas graduates think critically, communicate effectively, succeed professionally, and lead ethically.

“We are pleased and honored to be included prominently in the Hidden Gems in Texas guide,” Dr. Jim Monaghan, associate vice president for Academic Affairs and Director of Online Programs, said. “It is reflective of the hard work and commitment of our faculty and instructional designers to the development, teaching and continual improvement of our myriad online programs, from two-year degrees through advanced graduate degrees.”