Aug 6th, 2012 @ 8:00 am | Author:
Valley City State University's online Master of Education has been ranked a top "Best Buy" by This recognition comes after conducted an independent review of 367 online education masters offered by 129 regionally accredited universities and found that VCSU's programs offer high quality online degrees for educators and teachers at a cost that ranks well below the national average.

In their comprehensive national ranking survey, calculated the cost of completing VCSU's online Master of Education degree to be less than $12,000. For comparison, the average cost for all online education masters degrees was calculated to be $16,730.62.

This represents the third time VCSU's online M.Ed. has received national recognition in less than a year. In January, the program earned national rankings in U.S.News & World Report's first-ever edition of Top Online Education Programs. In February, the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) division of the American Library Association (ALA) recognized the Library and Information Technologies Concentration as a quality school librarianship program.

VCSU's online M.Ed., first offered in 2005, is designed to meet the needs of in-service teachers. The program currently offers four areas of concentration: Teaching and Technology, Technology Education, Library and Information Technologies, and Teaching English Language Learners. Options are available in Elementary Education, English Education, and Music Technology. More information on the program is available at is a consumer group that publishes objective rankings and reviews of the best colleges online and top online universities along the dimensions of affordability, cost, reputation, and employer acceptance. Additional information about as well as complete information about their rankings is available at

Valley City State University (VCSU) prepares people for life through visionary leadership and exemplary practices in teaching, learning and service. VCSU is nationally acclaimed for attracting and retaining talented individuals who advance quality learning opportunities and economic growth through technology and innovation.