RALEIGH, N.C., Oct. 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Bestcollegevalues.com is a website that provides resources on objective value in higher education. Best College Values rankings highlight programs of study that balance low tuition with a high return on investment and reputable quality. By offering an objective comparison of institutions, these rankings help prospective students as they search for a program of study. When prospective students do not have to sort through the objective comparisons between schools, they are freer to focus on subjective factors and personal preferences in order to find an institution that will be a good fit for their individual needs and interests.
This month, Best College Values has released the latest in its series of "Best Value College Value" rankings, the 10 Best Online Master's of Engineering in Chemical Engineering.
This ranking is limited to schools that are regionally accredited by one of the six regional accrediting bodies for colleges and universities and have a reputation for offering high quality academic programs in engineering in one or more national publications such as U.S. News & World Report.
The Best Value Online Master in Chemical Engineering ranking can be found here: http://www.bestcollegevalues.com/rankings/best-online-masters-in-chemical-engineering/
Placing first in this ranking was the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia. Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama, and North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina, came in second and third respectively.
Other schools that made the ranking are listed below in alphabetical order:
Clarkson University—Potsdam, New York
Illinois Institute of Technology—Chicago, Illinois
Kansas State University—Manhattan, Kansas
Lehigh University—Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Rutgers University—New Brunswick, New Jersey
University of Florida—Gainesville, Florida
University of Illinois—Chicago, Illinois
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, those with a master's degree in engineering can earn an average of $400,000 more than those with only a bachelor's degree. Brett Gershon, site editor, says, "Because we live in a rapidly advancing technological society, the field of engineering is one of the most lucrative and secure professional fields, with the number of jobs for individuals with engineering training predicted to grow significantly in the coming years."
Because a Master's degree in engineering is known to provide some of the best returns on the investment among advanced degrees, these online degree programs are an excellent way for professionals to gain significant professional advantages without disrupting current employment or needing to relocate. These "Best Value" rankings are intended to direct prospective students to online programs that are specialization specific, balance reasonable tuition rates, offer a reputably high quality of education, and a high return on investment.
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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