Programs at Midwestern State University continue to rank high on nationwide “best of” degree lists, including a top 10 listing for return on investment (ROI).
College Consensus ranked MSU Texas 10th on a list of the 50 Online Colleges with the Best ROI for 2019. The site states that MSU stands apart from other programs because it offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees – “a good choice for every level of education.” It lists the ROI as $308,000 with a tuition cost of $82,800.
The site used Payscale College RIO report data to rank colleges offering fully online and hybrid degree programs. The formula Payscale uses considers the cost of the degree and the amount of income a graduate should make over what they would have made without the degree. Cost is based on out-of-state tuition for a full four-year degree. “It’s not a perfect prediction, but it gives a good indication of how well colleges are doing in making an impact on graduate’s lives,” the site states.
College Consensus also ranked an MBA from MSU’s Dillard College of Business at fifth on its list of the 25 Most Affordable Online MBA Programs 2019. College Consensus evaluated universities nationwide according to their base tuition for the duration of the program, convenience of the online format, and reputation based on other ranking lists. Scores were averaged and placed on a 10-point scale.
For those in a hurry, College Consensus ranked MBA programs that could be completed in one year or less, with MSU Texas coming in at No. 16 for Fastest Online MBA Programs 2019. In evaluating the programs, College Consensus considered affordability, convenience, and reputation. MSU Texas also ranked 33rd on College Consensus’ list of 50 Best Online MBA Programs 2019. The site evaluated more than 550 programs analyzing tuition, online capability, then used affordability, convenience and reputation to determine rankings.
In other rankings, the Master of Health Administration degree at MSU Texas placed eighth in Top Student-Friendly Online Colleges for Healthcare Administration by Online Degrees.
The site’s methodology includes the number of online programs offered in health care administration, tuition, ratio of students participating in distance education programs compared to the total enrollment, student-faculty ratio, and services such as placement.
Three MSU Texas programs placed well in nationwide lists by Online Masters in its 2019 lists, with one placing in the top 10. The Master of Sport Administration ranked 10th in Online Masters’ list of Best Online Sports Management Programs. The degree received additional honors for being one of the Best for Athletics Administrators.
The Master’s in Health Administration program ranked 17th on the Best Online Master’s in Health Services Programs list, with an additional honor for Best Program Tracks. MSU Texas ranked 30th on the Best Online Masters in Health Administration list with an additional marks for Most Affordable.
Online Masters states that every online master’s degree in the categories they rank are reviewed to identify the top programs. Industry professionals, hiring managers, current students, and alumni are also consulted.
Study.com ranked MSU Texas 14th in its top 50 Most Affordable Online Schools list. Not only were tuition and fees considered, but also special scholarships, financial aid numbers, and other factors that might affect the net price.
Using criteria such as academic excellence, faculty scholarship, reputation, financial aid, range of degree programs The Best Schools included two MSU programs in its nationwide lists. The radiology program ranked 15th on the Best Online Bachelor’s in Radiology Programs list and MSU’s MBA from the Dillard College of Business Administration was ranked 22nd on the Best Online MBA Degree Programs list.
College Factual placed MSU Texas at 96th out of 1,510 colleges nationwide in the Best for the Money ranking. This places MSU Texas in the top 10 percent nationally of all colleges reviewed by College Factual for value. MSU improved its ranking by 125 slots over the previous year’s ranking of 221.
In addition, MSU Texas is ranked 11th out of 70 colleges in College Factual’s Best Colleges for the Money: Texas list. This puts MSU in the top 15 percent of all schools in the state in the Best Colleges for the Money category. MSU improved its ranking three slots over last year’s ranking of 14.
College Factual’s Best for the Money ranking takes into account the average yearly cost of the school, the average time students take to graduate, and the quality the school provides. This means schools who rank highly are offering a good value for the money that students pay to attend. College Factual provides in-depth coverage for more than 2,500 colleges and universities and more than 350 college majors.