EUGENE, Ore., July 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- College Choice, a leading authority in college and university rankings and resources, has recently released its 2016 ranking for the Best Master's in School Counseling Programs.
School counselors are a growing factor in a young student's school life, so the need for highly trained professionals in this field is expected to grow eight percent through 2022. School counselors who hold a Master's degree are often the best qualified to become part of a public or private school system, leading many professionals already in the field to search for a school that gives them the ability to become helpful partners in a student's life.
"Long-term job satisfaction for school counselors is overwhelmingly high. School counselors enjoy the flexibility of the school schedule (summers off!), and experience the full spectrum of interactions in a school environment, from students to parents to teachers. Although the job can be stressful at times, those who stay in the profession beyond two years report some of the highest rates of job satisfaction in any educational field," says Christian Amondson, Managing Editor of College Choice, said of the ranking.
The College Choice 2016 Ranking of Best Master's in School Counseling takes into account a school's academic reputation, affordability, student satisfaction, accreditation, and affordability. This information came from verified sources such as individual program websites, The National Center for Education Statistics and U.S. News and World Report.
Ohio State University tops this ranking, followed by the University of Maryland-College Park and the University of Florida.
The complete ranking is as follows (in alphabetical order):
Boston College, Boston, MA
College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA
George Fox University, Newberg, OR
Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ
Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA
Portland State University, Portland, OR
University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
University of Georgia, Athens, GA
University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
University of Maryland, College Park, MD
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
University of North Carolina, Greensboro, Greensboro, NC
University of Texas, Austin, Austin, TX
Eastern Washington University, Cheney, WA
Lewis & Clark College, Portland, OR
University of Montana, Missoula, MT
College Choice is the leading authority in college and university rankings, searches and resources dedicated to helping students and their families find the right college. The site publishes rankings and reviews that make finding the best colleges for different interests easier and more fun, as well as resources to help students get into, pay for, and thrive at the college of their choice.
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SOURCE College Choice