There are a number of factors to consider when you decide to pursue an advanced degree to further your career. Working professionals have to juggle the requirements of a full-time job along with personal responsibilities. An online program can provide the flexibility you need to fit the rigors of a master's program into an already busy life.
According to Sallie Mae, the average cost of a master's degree is nearly $25,000. Online programs are less expensive to manage than programs on campus. That is why Eastern Washington University is able to offer six different online Master of Education programs at a tuition cost of just $12,900–or about half the national average. The only additional fee is a $75 application fee.
Another study of online college students found that the mean price per credit hour for graduate studies was $615 per credit hour, or $30,135 for a 49-hour program. At less than $264 per credit hour, or $12,900, EWU's programs compare quite well for affordability. One of the most significant financial considerations in pursuing an online master's degree is that it allows students to continue working at their full-time jobs while completing their studies. In addition, distance learners don't have to pay for room and board or commuting.
Sallie Mae's research showed that more students choose a school based on quality or convenience rather than cost, but 77 percent borrow money to complete grad school. So when students can enroll in a fully accredited, flexible yet affordable online master's program, their overall debt is much lower.
About Eastern Washington University
EWU is a comprehensive public university located in Cheney, Washington. We are proud to offer one of the state's best economic values in public education. With our online programs, we are able to offer the same high-quality education taught by the same experienced faculty as our on-campus classes.
Eastern Washington University is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU), and the EWU College of Arts, Letters & Education educator programs are approved by the State of Washington Professional Educator Standards Board (PESB).
Eastern Washington University's Online Master of Education Programs
The Master of Education online programs offered by EWU are:
Learn more about Eastern Washington University's online M.Ed. Programs.
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