CHICAGO, Jan. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The latest ranking at Best College Values, a website devoted to providing resources to prospective students that focus on high value degree programs, has released a ranking of 25 Best Online Master's in Engineering in Aerospace Engineering and Aviation.
The ranking consists of twenty-five regionally accredited colleges and universities which offer high quality online academic and professional programs in these areas of study.
For this ranking Best College Values collected a list of all regionally accredited colleges and universities offering online programs in aerospace engineering and aviation and ranked them using a weighted methodology which aggregates publicly available data from sources that include U.S. News and World Report scores, tuition rates, return on investment according to PayScale, graduation rates, and cohort default rates to produce an overall score of 1-100.
Placing first in this ranking is Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia. The University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia, and University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, placed second and third, respectively.
Other colleges and universities that made the ranking are listed below in alphabetical order.
Auburn University—Auburn, Alabama
Embry Riddle Aeronautical University—Daytona Beach, Florida
Everglades University—Boca Raton, Florida
Florida Institute of Technology—Melbourne, Florida
Iowa State University—Ames, Iowa
Johns Hopkins University—Baltimore Maryland
Middle Tennessee State University—Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Mississippi State University—Starkville, Mississippi
Missouri University of Science and Technology—Rolla, Missouri
North Carolina State University—Raleigh, North Carolina
Old Dominion University—Norfolk, Virginia
Purdue University—West Lafayette, Indiana
Saint Louis University—Saint Louis, Missouri
University of Alabama—Tuscaloosa, Alabama
University of Central Florida—Orlando, Florida
University of Colorado—Boulder, Colorado
University of Florida—Gainesville, Florida
University of North Dakota—Grand Forks, North Dakota
University of Southern California—Los Angeles, California
University of Texas, Arlington, Texas
University of Washington—Seattle, Washington
Virginia Polytechnic Institute—Blacksburg, Virginia
Brett Gershon, site editor at Best College Values, says that the field of aerospace engineering draws on a wide range of engineering disciplines. "Because these programs are interdisciplinary by nature," says Gershon, "even professionals working outside of aerospace engineering sectors can benefit from them." Gershon also notes that programs in aviation sciences have been included in the ranking. He adds that "while aviation sciences is not, strictly speaking, an engineering field, it is related to aerospace engineering and astronautics in important ways and typically includes enough of a foundation in engineering disciplines that graduates can be positioned for careers in both aviation and aerospace and astronautics." While aerospace engineering is focused on problem solving and design of aircraft and various other flight systems, aviation sciences specializes in the troubleshooting aspects of flight systems and infrastructures. Whatever career trajectory individuals are on in these and related fields, these online degrees provide a convenient way to advance professionally into higher tier positions.
BestCollegeValues.com is an online resource for prospective college students seeking an education worth its cost. Best College Values strives to provide the most comprehensive and rigorously researched set of online resources on the intersections of college affordability, educational quality, and educational outcomes so that individuals pursuing higher education can find the best college at the best price.
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