Some Texas students pay more for online courses


AUSTIN (AP) — Some online higher education courses are costing Texans more money than brick-and-mortar classes. The Dallas Morning News reports state leaders have hailed online education as one fix for ballooning college prices, but that tuition for those classes can be more than 20 percent higher.

The newspaper analyzed 18 universities and found that only the University of North Texas and the University of Texas had lower costs for online classes. Many of the online courses include extra fees or additional costs per credit hour.

University officials say higher tuition rates for online courses are the result of expensive infrastructure and the costs for designing the courses. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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