Wednesday, March 2, 2022
  Awards and Recognitions, Around Campus

By Amanda A. Taylor-Uchoa

RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – UTRGV has been recognized for 40 top-ranked online degree programs for 2022 by online magazine is a resource for online/on-campus program rankings and higher education planning. It named UTRGV to highly ranked categories based on flexibility, cost, faculty, course strength and reputation. 

Dr. Janna Arney, UTRGV executive vice president and provost, said the Intelligent rankings underscore the excellent education offered at the university.

“We are proud of the faculty, staff and students who work so hard to maintain this standard of excellence,” she said. “We strive to always create an environment that ensures success for our students, and we thank for recognizing those efforts.”

The top eight UTRGV programs cited by include:  

Due to UTRGV’s flexible distance learning and/or hybrid models, which include on-campus and online formats, studies show that being able to obtain a degree via these various formats substantially increases income, as degree holders can earn up to 84 percent more than students with a high school diploma or GED alone.

RANKING METHODOLOGY implemented a unique methodology that ranks each program on a scale from 0 to 100 across five categories. The scoring system compares each university according to program strength, student readiness, return on investment, cost, and student engagement. Researchers compared 704 programs from 2,900 universities and colleges across the United States. The 2022 rankings are calculated through research and evaluation on each institution’s strength in online resources, reputation, and overall program strength. analyzes at the undergraduate and graduate level to allow thousands of users to access important information about each respective institution online.   The complete list of other programs includes: 


ABOUT INTELLIGENT.COM provides unbiased research to help students make informed decisions about higher education programs. The website offers curated guides which include the best degree programs as well as information about financial aid, internships and even study strategies. With comprehensive, user-friendly guides and hundreds of program rankings, is a trusted source among students and prospective students. To learn more, please visit  


The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) was created by the Texas Legislature in 2013 as the first major public university of the 21st century in Texas. This transformative initiative provided the opportunity to expand educational opportunities in the Rio Grande Valley, including a new School of Medicine, and made it possible for residents of the region to benefit from the Permanent University Fund – a public endowment contributing support to the University of Texas System and other institutions.

UTRGV has campuses and off-campus research and teaching sites throughout the Rio Grande Valley including in Boca Chica Beach, Brownsville (formerly The University of Texas at Brownsville campus), Edinburg (formerly The University of Texas-Pan American campus), Harlingen, McAllen, Port Isabel, Rio Grande City, and South Padre Island. UTRGV, a comprehensive academic institution, enrolled its first class in the fall of 2015, and the School of Medicine welcomed its first class in the summer of 2016.