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
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
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
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.