Best Counseling Degrees Ranks Most Affordable Online Graduate Programs in School Counseling

A new web article features 10 of the best, accredited, online master's degree programs in school counseling, and the schools are ranked for educational excellence and cheapest tuition prices

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WILMINGTON, Del., Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The educational website Best Counseling Degrees announces a new article featuring 10 of the best online school counseling graduate programs in the United States. "Top 10 CACREP Accredited Online School Counseling Master's Degrees Ranked by Affordability" shines a bright light on 10 exceptional master's programs, ranked from high to low by their tuition rates. The article makes a handy addition to Best Counseling Degrees' website, which provides free advice and information about counseling education, careers and professional development.

The universities named in the article were winnowed from a broad ranking of highly rated online graduate education programs such as those compiled by U.S. News and World Report. First, the selection was narrowed to include only school counseling degree programs with official recognition from the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). The CACREP-accredited universities were then sorted high to low by average in-state tuition prices. The results make it easy to compare the cheapest and most highly ranked, online school counseling master's degree programs in the nation.

"This ranking is intended fill a gap in publicly available information about the highest rated, most affordable school counseling degree programs," said editor Chris Edwards. "With growth in school enrollment, we expect school counselors to be in increasing demand in coming years."

According to the American School Counselor's Association (ASCA), the U.S. educational system is experiencing a critical shortage of school counselors. The ASCA recommends no more than 250 students per single school counselor; however, the current rate of students to counselors averages more than 450 to one. "Top 10 CACREP Accredited Online School Counseling Master's Degrees Ranked by Affordability" is aimed at helping prospective school counselors save on education costs, and the article is available for now on Best Counseling Degrees' website.

Following is Best Counseling Degrees' complete list of 10 top online master's degree programs in school counseling in order of affordability, including one honorable mention:

1. University of Louisiana at Monroe, College of Health and Pharmaceutical Sciences: Monroe, Louisiana

M.S. in School Counseling

2. University of Montana, College of Education and Human Sciences: Missoula, Montana

M.A. in School Counseling

3. University of Mississippi, Department of Leadership and Education: University, Mississippi

M.Ed., School Counseling Track

4. University of Alabama at Birmingham, Department of Human Studies: Birmingham, Alabama

M.A. in Counseling, School Counseling Concentration

5. Old Dominion University, Darden College of Education: Norfolk, Virginia

M.S.Ed. in School Counseling and College Counseling Specializations

6. Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, School of Graduate Studies and Research: Edinboro, Pennsylvania

M.Ed. in Educational Psychology

7. Auburn University, Department of Special Education, Rehabilitation, and Counseling: Auburn Alabama

M.Ed. in School Counseling

8. Jacksonville State University, College of Education and Professional Studies: Jacksonville, Alabama

Educational Specialist in School Counseling

9. Kansas State University, College of Education: Manhattan, Kansas

M.S. in Counseling with an emphasis in School Counseling

10. Regent University, School of Psychology and Counseling: Virginia Beach, Virginia

M.A. in Counseling with Professional Counselor Eligibility

Honorable Mention - The George Washington University, Graduate School of Education and Human Development: Washington, D.C.

M.A. in Education and Human Development

About: Best Counseling Degrees is an online guide that is devoted to the education and career advancement of counselors. The site features ratings for top online graduate programs as well as articles, infographics, career insights, and links to industry publications and professional associations.

Contact: Chris Edwards

Phone: 484-945-2742


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