EDsmart, a nationally recognized publisher of college resources and rankings, has revealed its 2018-2019 edition of the Most Affordable Online Master’s Programs.
Draper, UT -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/27/2018 -- EDsmart's ranking of most affordable online master's programs is the most comprehensive and well-rounded to date.The ranking includes only fully accredited schools that offer amaster's program online. Rankings are based solely on average in-state graduate student tuition as published in the National Center for Education Statistics database.
The EDsmart2019 ranking for the Most Affordable Online Master's Programs finds Fort Hays State University in the top spot at anAverage Graduate Student Tuition (In-State) of $3,497. Midwestern State Universityand Wayne State Collegecome in second and third, respectively.
"The programs that made our list not only offer affordable opportunities for master's degrees, they also stand as examples of commitment to their students," said Tyson Stevens, Managing Editor at EDsmart. "Prospective students can choose from a range of options to continue their education. The affordable online master's programs rankings and data are a great starting point for applicants to find the program that's the best fit for them academically and financially. In addition, most of these schools offer additional financial aid by way of scholarships, fellowships, and loans."
Schools that made the list include:
Arkansas State University
California State University-Dominguez Hills
Columbus State University
Eastern New Mexico University
Emporia State University
Fort Hays State University
Georgia College & State University
Georgia Southern University
Henderson State University
Kennesaw State University
Midwestern State University
Missouri State University
Montana State University – Billings
North Dakota State University-Main Campus
Oklahoma State University
Sam Houston State University
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
Southeast Missouri State University
Texas A&M University
Texas Tech University
The University of Texas of the Permian Basin
University of Central Arkansas
University of Central Missouri
University of Louisiana at Monroe
University of Texas — Arlington
University of Texas-Tyler
University of West Georgia
Valdosta State University
Wayne State College
EDsmart recognizes that other online master's programs may have been overlooked in the creation of this list and invites schools, students, faculty, and deans to contact firstname.lastname@example.org to submit their schools for consideration to be included in the rankings.
School response to EDsmart rankings has been very positive over the years. Sharing the rankings on their websites and via social media has helped schools attract new students and excite existing students, alumni and staff.
EDsmart 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 will help prospective and current college students get into, pay for, and thrive at the college of their choice.
Tyson Stevens, Managing Editor