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Special education master's named one of Most Affordable

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The special education master’s online degree program at Texas A&M University-Kingsville joins the ranks of the nation’s best as it was ranked 24th by Online U in their Most Affordable category. The program, part of the teacher and bi-lingual education department in the College of Education and Human Performance, joins two other online programs at Texas A&M-Kingsville as Most Affordable 


Coming as the number two most affordable online program in the nation is the industrial engineering master’s degree in the Frank H. Dotterweich College of EngineeringThe online sports management program, in the kinesiology department, also in the College of Education and Human Performance, comes in at 11th in the nation as most affordable by Online U. 


To be considered for these subject rankings, schools need to be regionally accredited and need to offer at least one fully online degree in the subject for the degree level of the list. 


Schools with programs that require some on-campus coursework were still considered for the rankings if the amount of in-person work required was limited to two weeks or less. This allows students to retain their current employment or other personal responsibilities. 


To help people make this decision, Optimal (formerly SR Education Group), published their 2020 Best Value Colleges rankings on Guide to Online Schools for 121 programs. The rankings are based on degree-level and program-specific tuition rates and PayScale salary data. 

The methodology for the rankings incorporates a return on investment formula to show accredited programs with the best value.  


Since the cost and return of a college can significantly vary by the degree, tuition rates and salary numbers are specific to degree-level and major. All tuition rates were manually researched on official school websites in order to ensure accuracy. Salary figures were reported by PayScale and reflect earnings of students 10 or more years after graduation. In order to select the best options for value in each major, Optimal researched over 78,000 online programs 


About Optimal™ 
Optimal helps prospective students make informed, data-driven decisions to improve their collegiate experience and their post-college careers. The company provides over 85,000 in-depth student reviews and college rankings for every major based on alumni salaries and manually researched tuitions. Optimal’s tools and services provide accessible and transparent financial data regarding cost and earning potential that give students educational paths that lead them to success, without burdening them with insurmountable debt. 

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