Survey Ranks Best Buys: Online Masters in Psychology, Human & Social Services

GetEducated.com, LLC, http://www.geteducated.com, has released their national affordability rankings of online colleges that offer degrees in psychology, social science and human services. The university rankings are based on a survey of 26 regionally accredited universities that offer distance master degrees in human service career areas. West Virginia University ranks number one among the Top 10 Best Buys for their distance master's in rehabilitation counseling. State residents will pay a remarkably low rate of about $2,500 for the distance master's. By comparison, the average cost for a distance master's in the psychology and social services area came in at just below $20,000. The most expensive distance degrees for human service professionals: Seton Hall University of New Jersey ($34,000) and the Union Institute of Ohio ($34,500). A complete list of GetEducated.com's Top 10 Ranked Best Buys in Online Masters in Psychology, Social Science and Human Services can be viewed at the clearinghouse's website http://www.geteducated.com/rankings/best_psy.asp.

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Essex Junction, VT (PRWEB) June 12, 2007

GetEducated.com, LLC has released their national rankings of online colleges that offer degree majors in psychology, human services and the social services. The college rankings are based on a survey of 26 regionally accredited universities that offer distance master degrees.

West Virginia University ranks number one on GetEducated.com's Best Buy list for their distance master's in rehabilitation counseling management. State residents will pay a remarkably low rate of about $2,500 for the entire master's while non-residents can expect to pay significantly more yet well below the national average ($7,200).

East Carolina University's masters in general psychology ranked number two at $4,200 (NC); $19,300 (Others), with Winston Salem State University of North Carolina taking the number three spot.

By comparison, the average cost for a distance master's in the human services career area came in at about $19,000.

The most expensive distance degrees for human service professionals: Seton Hall University of New Jersey ($34,000) and the Union Institute of Ohio ($34,500).

A complete list of GetEducated.com's Top 10 Ranked Best Buys in Online Masters in Psychology, Social Science, Human Services can be viewed at the clearinghouse's website at http://www.geteducated.com/rankings/best_psy.asp.

"Students seeking a quality brand name distance degree program in the area of human services won't be disappointed," comments site founder and chief education analyst, Vicky Phillips. At just over $14,000 Kansas State University, for example, ranks sixth with three distance masters: counseling and student development, youth development and family studies/gerontology.

Other solid options include the University of North Texas, which offers a growing number of e-degrees, including GetEducated.com's fifth ranked best buy, a master's in long-term care and aging services.

Consumers can cost compare all their accredited online degree options by cost, admission standards, and major areas by downloading a free copy of the clearinghouse's new PDF ebook: GetEducated.com's Best Distance Learning Graduate Schools at http://www.geteducated.com/guidebooks/bdlgs_cj.asp.

About: Founded in 1989, GetEducated.com, LLC is the safest place in cyberspace to shop for an online degreeā„¢. The clearinghouse publishes America's most trusted series of 100% free ebooks to online colleges and issues distance degree ratings and rankings based on nationwide surveys. Owned by higher education professionals, the clearinghouse's mission is to help consumers get educated about quality online degrees. Education analysts employed by the site analyze, evaluate, rank, rate, and compare distance degree options nationwide, including the online MBA and distance masters in education, justice and law, engineering and computer science.

CONTACT: Goldie McPike, Information Services, GetEducated.com, LLC, Essex Junction, VT. 05456. 802-899-4866. Website: http://www.geteducated.com

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