Colorado State University’s graduate engineering distance degrees offered through the Division of Continuing Education have been ranked a "Best Buy" by GetEducated.com. The "Best Buy" designation indicates that a program has been reviewed and judged to offer a high quality distance degree to a national audience at tuition rates well below the national average.
"GetEducated.com is a key source of information for students interested in distance learning, and we are honored to be ranked among the leading providers of affordable graduate distance degree programs in engineering," said Lou Swanson, vice provost for Outreach and Strategic Partnerships. "This ranking acknowledges our work to keep costs low while maintaining our high-quality degree programs."
The online degree clearinghouse reviewed 46 schools offering 216 distance-learning engineering and allied graduate degree programs offered through regionally accredited universities throughout the nation. Colorado State’s master of science degrees in Civil Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Engineering Management, Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, Mechanical Engineering Materials Engineering and Statistics programs ranked 18th in GetEducated.com’s list of the top high-quality, low-cost programs.
"There is currently a significant shortage of engineers in the United States, and an investment in online higher education will help to insure job security in these challenging economic times," said Wade Troxell, associate dean in the College of Engineering at CSU. The survey found that the average cost for distance learners seeking a master’s in engineering or an allied technology career is $23,203. Colorado State’s is significantly lower at $15,600.
"Higher education doesn’t have to break the bank, and with this ranking, consumers and employers can be confident that pursing a distance engineering graduate degree at Colorado State will be a wise financial decision," said Debi Colbert, director of Online/Distance Learning for the Division of Continuing Education at Colorado State. "When education is more affordable, it is more accessible, and that’s what distance education is all about."
About the Division of Continuing Education at Colorado State University
The Division of Continuing Education at Colorado State University develops and delivers quality programs and educational opportunities in support of the university’s land grant mission with degrees; online, credit and noncredit courses; certificate programs; and, custom training for businesses and industry, throughout Northern Colorado, Denver, at business sites, and via distance education using a variety of delivery methods. DCE has over 40 years of experience in the field of distance education.