SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- AffordableSchools.net (http://affordableschools.net) -- a college rankings site centering on unique and affordable academic programs -- announced the release of its newest online masters programs rankings list, featuring the 25 Most Affordable Online Master's of Mathematics/ Statistics Education Degrees.
The top three schools on this AffordableSchools.net's rankings list are: (1) Regent University (Virginia Beach, Virginia); (2) Western Governors University (Salt Lake City, Utah); (3) North Greenville University (Tigerville, South Carolina). The complete list of all 25 U.S. colleges and universities, in alphabetical order, comprises:
* Ball State University (Muncie, Indiana)
* Chadron State College (Chadron, Nebraska)
* Columbus State University (Columbus, Georgia)
* East Carolina University (Greenville, North Carolina)
* Emporia State University (Emporia, Kansas)
* Faulkner University (Montgomery, Alabama)
* Kansas State University (Manhattan, Kansas)
* Lesley University (Cambridge, Massachusetts)
* Marygrove College (Detroit, Michigan)
* Mercy College (Dobbs Ferry, New York)
* Montana State University (Bozeman, Montana)
* National University (La Jolla, California)
* Nicholls State University (Thibodaux, Louisiana)
* North Greenville University (Tigerville, South Carolina)
* Northern Arizona University (Flagstaff, Arizona)
* Nova Southeastern University (Fort Lauderdale, Florida)
* Pennsylvania State University-World Campus (University Park, Pennsylvania)
* Regent University (Virginia Beach, Virginia)
* Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania (Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania)
* Texas A & M University-College Station (College Station, Texas)
* University of Houston (Houston, Texas)
* University of Idaho (Moscow, Idaho)
* University of Northern Iowa (Cedar Falls, Iowa)
* Western Governors University (Salt Lake City, Utah)
* Western Kentucky University (Bowling Green, Kentucky)
"The US Department of Education published an online overview of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) education and included job growth expectation figures," said the article's lead researcher, Raj Dash. "Mathematics-dependent STEM jobs alone are expected to grow at 15% in the period 2010 to 2020, but fewer students are picking these majors in college than the country will need in the near future.
"Of course, if we have a shortage of individuals in the American workforce with math-related skills, we also need teachers/ educators of math, statistics and related topics. In fact, this shortage is serious enough that President Obama set a priority to increase both students and teachers of STEM-related fields. A campaign with funding of over $250M is in place both to create 10,000+ new math and science teachers and train over 100K current teachers.
"For anyone interested in educating the nation in math and statistics skills, in one of several different age groups, this college rankings article should help narrow the search for graduate programs. It focuses on fully online or hybrid-delivery master's programs primarily in the format of teaching/ education degrees in mathematics or statistics.
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 Mathematics/ Statistics Education 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 math/ statistics education. Similar topical rankings will be published at AffordableSchools (http://affordableschools.net) -- a college search and rankings site with a focus on affordable colleges and programs -- on a regular basis.