Student Educator Resource Releases 2015-2016 Top 50 Best Value Schools for Residential Master's of Education

Oct 19, 2015, 09:20 ET from Top Masters in Education

SAN ANTONIO, Oct. 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Top Masters in Education, a resource for educators looking to enhance their own educational foundation, has published its 2015-2016 Best Value ranking of the top schools for residential Master's of Education programs in the United States. The entire list can be viewed at

At the top of the list this year is Cameron University located in Lawton, Oklahoma, which offers a Master's of Education in four different concentrations: elementary math specialist, literacy, secondary education, and special education. With a concise program of high academic excellence coupled with low tuition, as compared to similar programs, Cameron University should be on any prospective student's list of institutions to consider. Mississippi Valley State University located in Itta Bena, Mississippi came in second, with Eastern New Mexico University located in Portales, New Mexico a close third.

The other schools that made the ranking are listed below (in alphabetical order):

Arizona State University - Phoenix, AZ               

Boise State University - Boise, ID                

California State University-Monterey Bay - Seaside, CA                              

Central Connecticut State University - New Britain, CT            

Eastern Illinois University - Charleston, IL            

Eastern Michigan University - Ypsilanti, MI                 

Eastern New Mexico State University - Portales, NM               

East Tennessee State University - Johnson City, TN            

Elizabeth City State University - Elizabeth City, NC            

Florida Gulf Coast University - Fort Myers, FL            

Francis Marion University - Florence, SC                

Frostburg State University - Frostburg, MD            

Georgia Southern University - Statesboro, GA           

Indiana University Northwest - Gary, IN                

Kent State University - Kent, OH               

Kutztown University - Kutztown, PA           

Marshall University - Huntington, WV        

McNeese State University - Lake Charles, LA            

Metropolitan State University-Denver - Denver, CO              

Mississippi Valley State University - Itta Bena, MS              

Murray State University - Murray, KY                

Norfolk State University - Norfolk, VA                

North Dakota State University - Fargo, ND              

Northwest Missouri State University - Maryville, MO           

Plymouth State University - Plymouth, NH        

Portland State University - Portland, OR               

Rhode Island College - Providence, RI            

Salem State University - Salem, MA                

South Dakota State University - Brookings, SD            

Southern Arkansas University - Magnolia, AR            

St. Cloud State University - St. Cloud, MN            

Stony Brook University - Stony Brook, NY            

University of Alaska-Fairbanks - Fairbanks, AK          

University of Delaware - Newark, DE                

University of Hawaii-Manoa - Honolulu, HI                

University of Maine - Orono, ME                

University of Montana - Missoula, MT            

University of Nebraska-Lincoln - Lincoln, NE                

University of Nevada-Las Vegas - Las Vegas, NV            

University of North Alabama - Florence, AL           

University of Northern Iowa - Cedar Falls, IA           

University of Vermont - Burlington, VT           

University of Washington - Seattle, WA

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee - Milwaukee, WI

University of Wyoming - Laramie, WY

Utah State University - Logan, UT               

Washburn University - Topeka, KS               

West Texas A&M University - Canyon, TX                

William Paterson University - Wayne, NJ                

Schools and programs were evaluated based on publicly available information about accreditation, academic quality, student satisfaction, reputation in the field, and cost. Lead editor, Hugo Saucedo, determined which were the lowest priced, highest quality, regionally-accredited residential M.Ed. programs. "We believe this list offers a great starting point for students seeking an accredited, affordable, top-quality program that suits their needs."

There has been much debate about the value of education and how much education should cost. Too often students leave college not only with a degree, but also saddled with a great deal of debt. The schools listed are not only academically superior, but are also of superior value and offer every student an opportunity for advancement in their careers. In addition, many of these programs hire experts in their given fields, which further enhances the value of their respective course offerings. This list covers every region of the United States and links potential students to programs that are well researched, thus allowing busy individuals to save time finding relevant information. 

An independent and comprehensive guide to earning a Master's in Education degree, Top Masters in Education provides education students with news and stories on the state of the education field, and career advice from knowledgeable and experienced educators who have been there.

Hugo Saucedo
Editor, Top Masters in Education
(210) 740-9080

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