Amberton University is a private institution which offers four-year degree programs. It actually started out as an extension campus of Abilene Christian University in Mesquite, Texas. In 1974, the campus was moved to Garland, Texas. The name was changed to Amber University in 1982, and it was only in 2001 that the university got its present name.
The university offers a wide array of undergraduate degree programs, graduate programs, and certification programs. For the undergraduate degree programs, the following majors also have online classes:
• General Business
• Human Relations and Business.
Graduate programs that can be taken completely online include:
• Professional Development (MA)
• General Business (MBA)
• Strategic Leadership (MBA)
• Family Studies (MS)
• Human Resources Training & Development (MS)
The student to faculty ratio is 45 to 1, quite high as compared to other institutions. However, the university is known for its high focus on academics, without the usual extra-curricular trappings of the traditional educational institutions, including housing facilities. Their specialty is mature adult education, and the atmosphere in the school is similar to professional schools such as law and medicine.
Tuition rate is $675 per 3 hour course. This figure applies to undergraduate and graduate students, including those who are enrolled in their distance learning programs. Other fees apply, depending on specific circumstances and requests.