By CollegeChoice.net, Special for USDR
College Choice, a leading authority in college and university rankings and resources, has published its 2016 rankings for the Most Affordable Online Psychology Programs, the Most Affordable Online Masters in Psychology, and the Most Affordable Online Masters in Counseling.
Psychology is a still a relatively new field of science, but an educational background in the field is great for managers, counselors, and more professions. From the science industry to the boardroom, there is increasing demand for working professionals that have a degree in psychology.
And at College Choice, there is a belief that the best pathway forward to earning a degree while working is through online education. That’s why these three rankings were created.
Christian Amondson, Managing Editor of College Choice, had this to say about the rankings and what a foundation in psychology would be useful in: “What could be more interesting and useful than a scientific understanding of human behavior? Whether you are an advertiser trying to make your product more desirable, a manager trying to inspire the best in your employees, or a criminal investigator trying to piece together the motive for a crime, an understanding of what makes people tick is going to make your job so much easier. It is also going to make you so much more valuable regardless of what line of work you choose.”
All three rankings used similar criteria in order to research and build the rankings. The Most Affordable Online Psychology Programs, the Most Affordable Online Masters in Psychology, and the Most Affordable Online Masters in Counseling rankings all used tuition rate, financial assistance, time to finish the degree, academic reputation, and gainful employment after graduation. This information was culled using online education statistic sites and individual school’s websites.
The College Choice 2016 ranking for Most Affordable Online Psychology Programs is led by Utah State University. Lynn University and Indiana University at Bloomington took second and third place, respectively.
The College Choice 2016 ranking for Most Affordable Online Masters in Psychology sees Tiffin University as the top-ranked school. Indiana Institute of Technology and the University of Louisiana at Monroe rounded out the top three schools.
The College Choice 2016 ranking for Most Affordable Online Masters in Counseling was topped by Indiana Wesleyan University. It was followed by Grand Canyon University and Salem College.The school’s listed in these three rankings include (in alphabetical order):
American Public University, Charles Town, WV
Angelo State University, Saint Angelo, TX
Baker College, Flint, MI
Baptist Bible College and Seminary, Clarks Summit, PA
California Southern University, Irvine, CA
Chadron State College, Chadron, NE
Columbia College, Columbia, MO
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Edinboro, PA
Fort Hays State University, Hays, KS
Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, AZ
Indiana Institute of Technology, Fort Wayne, IN
Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, IN
Lynn University, Boca Raton, FL
Salem College, Winston-Salem, NC
Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, MO
Tiffin University, Tiffin, OH
Union College, Barbourville, KY
University of Central Arkansas, Conway, AR
University of Louisiana at Monroe, Monroe, LA
University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND
University of West Alabama, Livingston, AL
Utah State University, Logan, UT
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.