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School Review: University of Houston - Clear Lake

 

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The University of Houston at Clear Lake was founded in 1974 in Clear Lake, Texas. The school specializes in awarding upper-level undergraduate and graduate degrees. In addition to their campus-based degree programs, the University of Houston at Clear Lake also offers distance education and off-campus programs. A few of their distance education programs require that students take on-campus courses, but many are available entirely online.

 

Online courses at The University of Houston at Clear Lake are taught either through a program called WebCT or through a special website set up by the instructor. Online courses are taught by the same instructors that teach the campus-based courses. In addition, the online programs have the same prerequisites and course requirements as the campus-based programs. Financial aid is available to students of their distance education programs in the forms of student grants, loans, and scholarships. Students who wish to apply for financial aid should fill out a FAFSA prior to beginning a degree program.

 

The University of Houston at Clear Lake offers completely-online educational certificate and graduate degree programs. Their online graduate degree programs include a MS in Instructional Technology, a MS in Software Engineering, and a Master's in Business Administration. Their online certificate programs include a certificate in professional development and a certification in performance technology.

 

The University of Houston at Clear Lake is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Their online students have access to an online bookstore, library, and writing center as well as contact with administrators, instructors, and advisors via email, phone, and classroom chat room and discussion boards. Students of the University of Houston at Clear Lake may also be eligible for a tuition rebate if they complete their graduate degree program on time.

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