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August 09, 2012

Framingham State University’s online Master of Education degrees rank 18th nationwide in affordability out of 367 programs surveyed by GetEducated.com. The site also ranks the University’s Master of Education degree in Curriculum & Instructional Technology as the 9th most affordable in the United States.

Dr. Scott Greenberg, Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean of Graduate and Continuing Education at FSU, says the rankings demonstrate the University’s commitment to accessibility.

“The value of a Framingham State University degree is among the highest in the country, when you factor in the high quality of education with the affordable costs,” Greenberg says.  “Our excellent master’s degrees in Curriculum & Instructional Technology and Nutrition Education are offered entirely online and taught by expert faculty.”

GetEducated.com is a consumer group founded in 1989 that publishes online college rankings and online university ratings based on affordability and credibility. The ranking Web site found that the average cost of an online Master of Education degree nationwide is $16,731. Framingham State’s online degree costs under $10,000, placing it as a “Best Buy” for teachers and educators seeking an affordable online education degree.

“Framingham State is a nationally ranked leader in the field of online learning. Its efforts to offer a high-quality college education to the public through the innovative use of technology are exemplary,” says Vicky Phillips, founder of GetEducated.com. “In a time when college costs have reached astronomical levels, Framingham State is a role model for how educational technology coupled with wise administrative policies can help solve the cost crises that is crippling higher education.”

The complete ranking is found here. To learn more about all of Framingham State’s online degrees, visit http://www.framingham.edu/online-learning/index.html.

About Framingham State University

Framingham State University was founded in 1839 as the nation’s first public university for the education of teachers. Since that time, it has evolved into a vibrant, comprehensive liberal arts institution offering small, personalized classes on a beautiful New England campus. Today, the University enrolls more than 6,400 students with 53 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in arts, humanities, sciences, social sciences and professional fields. As a public university, Framingham State prides itself on quality academic programs, affordability, and commitment to access for all qualified students.

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