According to a recent study, 53% of surveyed high school grads considering college indicated that their family’s financial situation has been affected because of COVID-19 while 49% of surveyed current college students indicated the same.
In light of these financially challenging times, Education Reference Desk has recently published its list of the most affordable colleges offering masters in Education online.
Schools considered for this ranking were collected from official accrediting agency websites, are regionally or nationally accredited, and offer at least one fully online master’s in education degree.
Pulling data from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), colleges were evaluated based on their affordability.
As part of the rankings, EduRef.net also published detailed profiles outlining each school on its list. Students can use these profiles to evaluate each school’s net prices, acceptance rates, accreditation and other helpful information.
“Online programs can offer a flexible learning environment for students who have to balance classes with working a full-time job, caring for their family or other responsibilities during COVID-19 restrictions,” said Education Reference Desk’s spokesperson, “The Most Affordable Online Master’s in Education Degrees ranking allows students to compare accredited schools and find those that best fit their financial situation, education interests and career goals.”
The EduRef.net 2020 ranking for the Most Affordable Online Master’s in Education ranks Northeastern State University #1 with Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus and Arkansas Tech University rounding out the top three.
The complete rankings are as follows:
#1 Northeastern State University
#2 Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus
#3 Arkansas Tech University
#4 Dickinson State University
#5 University of New Mexico
#6 Minot State University
#7 Fort Hays State University
#8 West Texas A & M University
#9 Adams State University
#10 Valdosta State University
#11 Eastern Illinois University
#12 Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville
#13 Fitchburg State University
#14 Missouri State University
#15 University of the Cumberlands
#16 Campbellsville University
#17 Mississippi College
#18 Buena Vista University
#19 Framingham State University
#20 Georgia College & State University
#21 Evangel University
#22 Midway University
#23 Strayer University
University response to EduRef.net rankings has been very positive. Sharing the rankings on their websites and via social media has helped schools attract new students and excite existing students and alumni.
The rankings and data were produced for EduRef.net, a leading higher education research organization. All evaluated data was gathered from IPEDs, the U.S. Dept. of Higher Education, school websites, and other reputable sources.
The rankings have been published at https://www.eduref.net/most-affordable-colleges/online-masters-in-education-degrees/
EduRef.net reviews publicly available data to produce independent ranking assessments of various educational programs, in addition to student guides and resources. The site is regularly updated by a committed team of writers and researchers, who produce college rankings and resources that have helped prospective and current college students get into, pay for, and thrive at the college of their choice.