Value Colleges Releases 2016 Top 50 Best Value Online Graduate Education Program Ranking

Value Colleges, an independent online guide to the best values in undergraduate and graduate college education, has released its ranking of the Top 50 Best Value Online Graduate Education Programs of 2016.Value Colleges, an independent online guide to the best values in undergraduate and graduate college education, has released its ranking of the Top 50 Best Value Online Graduate Education Programs of 2016.

The ranking highlights the online Master of Education degree programs that provide the best possible balance between cost and quality. Ranking only reputable, regionally-accredited institutions, Value Colleges alerts prospective students to the best choices for their tuition dollars.

The top 50 schools are ranked using data from the U.S. News & World Report's 2015 Online Education Ranking, PayScale's 2015-16 College Salary Report, and factoring in the actual cost per credit (as reported on the individual college websites).

The top 3 best values for 2016 were the University of Houston, Houston, TX, the University of Texas-Arlington, Arlington, TX, and Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN.

All schools that made the ranking are listed below (in alphabetical order):

Arizona State University - Tempe, AZ

Auburn University - Auburn, AL

Ball State University - Muncie, IN

Boise State University - Boise, ID

California State University-Fullerton - Fullerton, CA

Central Michigan University - Mount Pleasant, MI

East Carolina University - Greenville, NC

Eastern Kentucky University - Richmond, KY

Florida State University - Tallahassee, FL

George Washington University, Washington, DC

Georgetown College - Georgetown, KY

Georgia State University - Atlanta, GA

Georgetown College - Georgetown, KY

Indiana University-Bloomington - Bloomington, IN

Kennesaw State University - Kennesaw, GA

Lamar University - Beaumont, TX

Mississippi State University - Mississippi State, MS

New York Institute of Technology - New York, NY

North Carolina A&T State University - Greensboro, NC

North Carolina State University - Raleigh, NC

Northern Illinois University - DeKalb, IL

Ohio University - Athens, OH

Old Dominion University - Norfolk, VA

Pennsylvania State University-World Campus - University Park, PA

Purdue University - West Lafayette, IN

Regis University - Denver, CO

SUNY-Buffalo - Buffalo, NY

SUNY-Stony Brook - Stony Brook, NY

Texas A&M University - College Station, TX

University of Arkansas - Fayetteville, AR

University of Central Missouri - Warrensburg, MO

University of Cincinnati - Cincinnati, OH

University of Dayton - Dayton, OH

University of Florida - Gainesville, FL

University of Houston - Houston, TX

University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign - Champaign, IL

University of Massachusetts-Amherst - Amherst, MA

University of Massachusetts-Lowell - Lowell, MA

University of Mississippi - University, MS

University of Missouri - Columbia, MO

University of Nebraska-Lincoln - Lincoln, NE

University of Nevada-Reno - Reno, NV

University of North Carolina-Greensboro - Greensboro, NC

University of North Carolina-Wilmington - Wilmington, NC

University of Scranton - Scranton, PA

University of South Alabama - Mobile, AL

University of South Carolina - Columbia, SC

University of South Florida - Tampa, FL

University of Texas-Arlington - Arlington, TX

Utah State University - Logan, UT

Wright State University - Dayton, OH

"Many working teachers want to earn a master's degree," editor Carrie Sealey-Morris notes, "but cannot stop working to go back to school." Most teachers enter the classroom right out of college and long hours, coupled with after-school responsibilities, make it difficult for working teachers to take regularly-scheduled courses. Fortunately, as Sealey-Morris explains, "Education has long been a good candidate for distance education, since teachers tend to be dedicated and self-motivated students. It's a natural progression for colleges and universities to begin offering graduate degrees in education online." Value Colleges uses available data to help lead working teachers to the best online programs.

Value Colleges is an independent, online resource with one mission: to help prospective students find the best educational value in their chosen field. At Value Colleges, future students can find rankings for the top investments in online and residential college degrees, advice on making the best decisions about finances when in college, and explanations of commonly-misunderstood aspects of college costs.

Source: PRNewswire Dec. 7, 2015