SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 28, 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 Project Management Degrees.
The top three schools on this AffordableSchools.net's rankings list are: (1) Grantham University (Lenexa, Kansas); (2) Columbia Southern University (Orange Beach, Alabama); (3) Aspen University (Denver, Colorado). The complete list of all 25 U.S. colleges and universities, in alphabetical order, comprises:
* Aspen University (Denver, Colorado)
* Bellevue University (Bellevue, Nebraska)
* Capella University (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
* City University of Seattle (Seattle, Washington)
* Colorado State University-Global Campus (Greenwood Village, Colorado)
* Colorado Technical University-Online (Colorado Springs, Colorado)
* Columbia Southern University (Orange Beach, Alabama)
* Drexel University (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
* Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Worldwide (Daytona Beach, Florida)
* Florida Institute of Technology-Online (Melbourne, Florida)
* George Washington University (Washington, District of Columbia)
* Golden Gate University-San Francisco (San Francisco, California)
* Granite State College (Concord, New Hampshire)
* Grantham University (Lenexa, Kansas)
* Lehigh University (Bethlehem, Pennsylvania)
* New England College (Henniker, New Hampshire)
* New York University (New York, New York)
* Northeastern University (Boston, Massachusetts)
* Rochester Institute of Technology (Rochester, New York)
* Saint Mary's University of Minnesota (Winona, Minnesota)
* Sam Houston State University (Huntsville, Texas)
* Stevens Institute of Technology (Hoboken, New Jersey)
* Trevecca Nazarene University (Nashville, Tennessee)
* University of Wisconsin-Platteville (Platteville, Wisconsin)
* Walden University (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
"Project Management (PM) skills are in huge demand," said the article's lead researcher, Raj Dash. "Not just in the United States but with many of the country's major trading partners, through 2020 and probably beyond. The Project Management Institute (PMI) has estimated that between 11-15.7M new PM-related jobs need to be filled by 2020.
"Professionals who combine a bachelor's degree in another discipline with a masters program in project management have a decided advantage for top PM jobs. This is a skill set that is highly desirable for managers in many industries, particularly in tech, construction, research and much more.
"In this college rankings list, we've focused on online master's-level degrees in project management -- given the convenience of online academic programs for currently working professionals. Graduate degrees and certificate programs in project management that are offered either 100% fully online, or in a hybrid format, are ranked for affordability, and presented with a statistical summary complete with tables and charts. An occupations/ industries list provides a starting point for career research in project management, and a handy list of acronyms helps navigate some of the terminology of the PMI in relation to professional certification exams such as CAPM(r) and PMP(r).
College rankings for this article 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 at least degrees and possibly certificates in Project Management 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 active online degree programs. This resulted in our list of the 25 most affordable masters programs in project management. 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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