EUGENE, Ore., Aug. 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- College Choice, a leading authority in college and university rankings and resources, has published its 2016 rankings for the Best Online Master's in Counseling Degree Programs.
Counselors all across the country are finding that specialized education is the best path forward towards advancing their degree. That's why so many working professionals in the field have decided to turn to online schools in order to balance work and studying. That's why College Choice has created this ranking.
Christian Amondson, Managing Editor of College Choice, had this to say about what a master's degree in counseling can lead to: "Possible career paths include educational, vocational, and school counselors, rehabilitation counselors, mental health counselors, addiction and substance abuse counselors, behavioral disorder counselors, marriage and family counselors, pastoral counselors, and more. Employment of community and social service occupations, of which counselors are a part, is projected to grow 10 percent from 2014 to 2024. In fact, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, counseling jobs are expected to grow faster than average."
The 2016 ranking Best Online Master's in Counseling Degree Programs from College Choice was created using factors like academic reputation, student retention rate, online school services, tuition and more. All of this information was taken from each school's online program website as well as independent ranking and statistics sites like Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the National Center for Education Statistics.
Capella is first in the College Choice 2016 ranking for Best Online Master's in Counseling Degree Programs. Walden University and Seton Hall University round out the top three.
The complete rankings are as follows:
Amberton University, Garland, TX
Auburn University, Auburn, AL
Capella University, Minneapolis, MN
Colorado Christian University, Lakewood, CO
Concordia University-Wisconsin, Mequon, WI
Fort Hays State University, Hays, KS
Grace College and Theological Seminary, Winona Lake, IN
Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, AZ
Indiana Wesleyan University-Marion, Marion, IN
Lamar University, Beaumont, TX
LeTourneau University, Longview, TX
Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA
Missouri Baptist University, Saint Louis, MO
Northcentral University, Prescott Valley, AZ
Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT
Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ
Summit University of Pennsylvania, Clarks Summit, PA
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, TX
The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL
Thomas University, Thomasville, GA
University of Louisiana at Monroe, Monroe, LA
University of Massachusetts Boston, Boston, MA
University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND
University of North Texas, Denton, TX
University of the Cumberlands, Williamsburg, KY
University of the Southwest, Hobbs, NM
Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC
Walden University, Minneapolis, MN
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.
Managing Editor, College Choice
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