Aug 13, 2012
 

GetEducated.com cites USD’s online education degrees as ‘Best Buys’

VERMILLION, S.D. -- The University of South Dakota’s online master’s in education programs received an “A” for affordability from GetEducated.com, a consumer watchdog group that reviews and ranks online universities for cost, quality and credibility.
 

USD’s School of Education, in concert with the Graduate School and Division of Continuing and Distance Education, earned award badges in ranking as a top Best Buy among online education degrees for teachers and educators for Education Administration for Master of Arts in Educational Administration (13th overall); Educational Technology for Master of Science in Technology for Education & Training/ K-12 Education (23rd overall); and Best Affordable Online Masters of Education for Master of Arts in Educational Administration (44th overall) and Master of Science in Technology for Education & Training/ K-12 Education (65th overall) degrees.

“The University of South Dakota is a nationally-ranked leader in the field of online learning. Its efforts to offer a high-quality college education to the public through the innovative use of technology are exemplary,” says Vicky Phillips, founder of GetEducated.com. “The four Best Buy awards earned by USD mark the university as one of the best online education programs in America for educators and teachers who seek trusted, affordable ways to get educated online.”

The average overall cost for all master’s degrees in the online learning survey was $16,731, putting some of USD’s education programs in the top 20 percent of the most affordable online education masters. Lamar University ranked as the most affordable online education school at about $6,450 for an online education master’s for Texas residents. A complete list of the rankings is available at www.geteducated.com/online-college-ratings-and-rankings. More information is available online about USD’s Graduate School (www.usd.edu/graduate-school) and Division of Continuing and Distance Education (www.usd.edu/continuing-and-distance-education).

 
About The University of South Dakota
 
Founded in 1862, The University of South Dakota is designated as the only public liberal arts university in the state and is home to a comprehensive College of Arts and Sciences, School of Education, School of Health Sciences, the state's only School of Law, School of Medicine, the accredited Beacom School of Business and the College of Fine Arts. It has an enrollment of more than 10,200 students taught by more than 400 faculty members. More information is available at www.usd.edu/press/news.

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