Publishes 2017 Ranking of the 50 Best Online Master’s in Education Degrees

EUGENE, Ore., Feb. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/  College Choice, a leading authority in college and university rankings and resources, has published a ranking of the 50 Best Online Master’s in Education Degrees for 2017.

At a time when shortages of qualified teachers are looming in many states and school districts, future educators have the potential to advance quickly in their field, especially if they have completed a graduate-level education. Since many people who might be interested in such a degree are already working, whether in education or another field, getting the degree online could be a practical choice.

“Getting a master’s in education might not be a bad financial move, especially if it’s online,” Christian Amondson, Managing Editor of College Choice, said of the ranking. “Due to the potential teacher shortage crisis, many states’ departments of education are working to increase the number of quality instructors in the classroom through policy changes, scholarships, grants, and loan forgiveness incentives.”

College Choice developed its list by looking at academic quality along with return on investment—the differential between tuition costs and average early career earnings.

The ranking for the 50 Best Online Master’s in Education Degrees for 2017 finds the University of Houston in the top spot. The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is in second, and the University of Georgia rounds out the top three.

The entire ranking, listed in alphabetical order, is as follows:

  1. Arizona State University-Tempe
  2. Ball State University
  3. Campbellsville University
  4. Central Michigan University
  5. College of St. Scholastica Duluth, MN
  6. Creighton University
  7. East Carolina University
  8. Emporia State University
  9. Florida State University
  10. Fort Hays State University
  11. George Washington University
  12. Georgetown College
  13. Georgia Southern University
  14. Georgia State University
  15. Graceland University
  16. Indiana University Bloomington
  17. James Madison University
  18. Lamar University
  19. Michigan State University
  20. North Carolina Central University
  21. Northern Illinois University
  22. Ohio University-Main Campus
  23. Pennsylvania State University-World Campus
  24. Pittsburg State University
  25. Purdue University-Main Campus
  26. Sam Houston State University
  27. Stony Brook University
  28. SUNY at Albany
  29. Texas A & M University-College Station
  30. Texas Tech University
  31. The University of Texas at Arlington
  32. University of Alaska Anchorage
  33. University of Arkansas
  34. University of Colorado Denver
  35. University of Dayton
  36. University of Florida
  37. University of Georgia
  38. University of Houston
  39. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  40. University of Iowa
  41. University of Massachusetts Lowell
  42. University of Mississippi
  43. University of Nebraska at Kearney
  44. University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  45. University of North Carolina at Pembroke
  46. University of South Carolina-Columbia
  47. University of South Florida-Main Campus
  48. University of West Georgia
  49. William Carey University
  50. Wright State University-Main Campus

College Choice is an online publication dedicated to helping students and their families find the right college. The site publishes rankings and reviews that make finding the best colleges for different interests easier and more fun, as well as resources to help students get into, pay for, and thrive at the college of their choice.

Christian Amondson, Managing Editor, College Choice
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