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Framingham State online master's degrees ranked 18th most affordable countrywide

Posted by Jaclyn Reiss  August 9, 2012 01:29 PM

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The following is from a prepared statement from Framingham State University:

Framingham State University’s online Master of Education degrees rank 18th nationwide in affordability out of 367 programs surveyed by GetEducated.com, a website that ranks online colleges based on affordability and credibility.

The site also ranks the University’s Master of Education degree in Curriculum and Instructional Technology as the ninth most affordable in the country.

Scott Greenberg, associate vice president of Academic Affairs and Dean of Graduate and Continuing Education at Framingham State, said the rankings demonstrate the university’s commitment to accessibility.

“The value of a Framingham State University degree is among the highest in the country, when you factor in the high quality of education with the affordable costs,” Greenberg said. “Our excellent master’s degree in Curriculum and Instructional Technology is one of several affordable online programs we offer in 18 subject areas.”

GetEducated.com found that the average cost of an online Master of Education degree nationwide is $16,731. Framingham State’s online degree costs under $10,000, placing it as a “Best Buy” for teachers and educators seeking an affordable online education degree.

“Framingham State 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,” said Vicky Phillips, founder of GetEducated.com. “In a time when college costs have reached astronomical levels, Framingham State is a role model for how educational technology coupled with wise administrative policies can help solve the cost crises that is crippling higher education.”

In 2009, U.S. News and World Report recognized Phillips as “the leading consumer advocate for online college students.”

The complete ranking is found here. To learn more about all of Framingham State’s online degrees, visit the program's website.

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