JSU’s online reading education program among country’s most affordable

September 19, 2017

2017-best-value-masters-in-literacy-education-programsJackson State University’s Master of Science in Reading Education program was recently ranked No. 14 out of the 50 top online masters reading literacy degree programs in the United States, according to AffordableColleges.com.


The value score provided by AffordableColleges.com weighs criteria, such as loan default rates, graduation rates, and financial aid data, to draw a distinction between the programs that appear inexpensive up-front and those that will pay off in the long run. When calculating the rankings, they use the most recent data available from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS).


Run by the US Department of Education, IPEDS offers reliable and accurate insight into affordability, academic pedigree, and online/distance learning programs. Using IPEDS data, they developed a 1-10 rating system which informs the order of their rankings. Additionally, AffordableColleges.com states that it is almost impossible for a school to hit a perfect 10. It is more important to compare the relative scores of the different schools than to focus on the particular number.


To see the complete list of rankings, click here: http://www.affordablecolleges.com/rankings/affordable-online-masters-reading-literacy-degrees/