SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- AffordableSchools.net (http://affordableschools.net) -- a college rankings site centering on unique and affordable academic programs -- announced the release of its newest college rankings list, featuring the 25 Most Affordable Online Master's of Finance Degrees.
The top three schools on this AffordableSchools.net's rankings list are: (1) Columbia Southern University (Orange Beach, Alabama); (2) Aspen University (Denver, Colorado); (3) Charleston Southern University (Charleston, South Carolina). The complete list of all 25 U.S. colleges and universities, in alphabetical order, comprises:
* Aspen University (Denver, Colorado)
* Brenau University (Gainesville, Georgia)
* California Lutheran University (Thousand Oaks, California)
* Capella University (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
* Charleston Southern University (Charleston, South Carolina)
* Colorado State University-Global Campus (Greenwood Village, Colorado)
* Columbia Southern University (Orange Beach, Alabama)
* Concordia University-Wisconsin (Mequon, Wisconsin)
* Davenport University (Grand Rapids, Michigan)
* Florida Institute of Technology-Online (Melbourne, Florida)
* Golden Gate University-San Francisco (San Francisco, California)
* Mississippi College (Clinton, Mississippi)
* National University (La Jolla, California)
* New England College (Henniker, New Hampshire)
* Northeastern University (Boston, Massachusetts)
* Nova Southeastern University (Fort Lauderdale, Florida)
* Saint Joseph's University (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
* Tiffin University (Tiffin, Ohio)
* University of Houston-Clear Lake (Houston, Texas)
* University of Maryland-University College (Adelphi, Maryland)
* University of Saint Mary (Leavenworth, Kansas)
* University of St Francis (Joliet, Illinois)
* University of the Southwest (Hobbs, New Mexico)
* Walsh College of Accountancy and Business Administration (Troy, Michigan)
* Webster University (Saint Louis, Missouri)
"Finance might be arguably thought of as the crystal ball side of financial matters for businesses and even private citizens," said Raj Dash, the article's lead researcher. "Where Accounting, in a nutshell, tracks a business' financial transactions, Finance typically focuses on the financial future of a business or individual.
"It's a simplified distinction, yet useful when deciding on the type of financial career to pursue. While some colleges offer degree programs that combine both accounting and finance topics, the two are often offered separately. For students still deciding, know that the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS.gov) predicts a 30% growth in jobs for Personal Financial Advisors (PFAs) in the period 2014-2024, while other Finance- and Accounting-related careers are expecting growth similar to the national average.
"We've explored this, as well a partial list of finance-related occupations, in this college rankings article of the most affordable Master's degrees in Finance. The article also offers an overall statistical summary of the 25 colleges ranked, including a per-college stats dashboard and an easy-to-use histogram chart of tuition for the colleges."
Rankings for this list were compiled with data from NCES (National Center for Education Statistics), a bureau of the Dept. of Education (http://nces.ed.gov/). We queried for graduate institutions that grant degrees in Finance on a distance basis, filtered out colleges that are based in U.S. protectorate nations, sorted by increasing out-of-state tuition, filtered out doctoral-level-only colleges, filtered for online degree programs, resulting in selecting the 25 most affordable master's programs in finance. Similar topical rankings will be published at AffordableSchools (http://affordableschools.net) -- an independent college search and rankings site with a focus on affordable colleges and programs -- on a regular basis.
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