Two of Henderson State University’s educational leadership programs have been recognized for providing outstanding, affordable online education by AffordableColleges.com.
Henderson State’s Teachers College was named No. 18 in the country for two Master of Science in Education (MSE) degrees – educational leadership and technology education. The college earned an overall score of 7.37 out of 10 on the AffordableColleges.com value scale, which helps future students determine the potential return on their educational investment.
The value scale weighs criteria, such as loan default rates, graduation rates and financial aid data, to draw a distinction between the programs that appear cheap up-front and those that will pay off in the long run. When calculating the rankings, the organization uses the most recent data available from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) to create a 1-10 rating system. The closer a school is to a 10, the more value it offers its students.
“Earning a master’s degree in educational leadership can help teachers differentiate themselves when working for career advancement,” said Teachers College Dean Dr. Celya Taylor. “Our programs allow students to maintain their current jobs and take care of other responsibilities while they create new opportunities for themselves and their families.”
Henderson State recently made these programs even more affordable for out-of-state educational professionals with a lower out-of-state tuition rate. Now, professionals from neighboring states are able to achieve their educational dreams at an even better value.
“Our out-of-state tuition – now $336 per credit hour for graduate students – is comparable to many others in surrounding states,” said Graduate School Dean Dr. Ken Taylor. “The lower tuition will allow even more educational professionals to achieve their career goals on their own terms.”