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OSU is among Engineering Best Buy

Best online universities - affordability(STILLWATER, Okla., July 24, 2013) – Three engineering programs at Oklahoma State University are labeled “Best Buys” for engineering professionals pursuing higher education master’s degrees online, based on a national survey by GetEducated.com. The publisher of the website’s affordable online degree rankings says one OSU program is ranked #7 and two have tied for #10 rankings among the 193 accredited online engineering master’s programs surveyed nationwide.

“OSU’s engineering distance learning master’s programs have consistently ranked as a top Best Buy for consumers since Get Educated began ranking online graduate engineering schools for affordability in 2005,” said GetEducated.com founder Vicky Phillips, a national expert on online education quality and affordability. 

The three top-10 affordable online engineering master's degree programs offered by OSU’s College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology include: #7 Master of Science in Engineering and Technology Management, and tied at #10: the Master of Science in Industrial Engineering and Management as well as the Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering. All three top-ranked Best Buy online learning programs are available to Oklahoma residents for under $12,000. By comparison, the national average cost for an online engineering degree is $27,915, according to the GetEducated.com survey.

“OSU's online engineering programs represent what is right and forward-thinking inside public higher education today,” said Phillips. “Combining high-quality instruction using online video delivery and tenured faculty with low tuition rates, OSU is a great example of a public university where innovation is an established part of the institution’s mission.” 

“At OSU, we pride ourselves in delivering high-quality education through a variety of avenues,” said Kristi Wheeler, manager of CEAT Distance Education. “In a global society, we understand that today's students need online options to help them reach their educational goals. Being cost effective is an added bonus to our students.”

Full results are available on GetEducated.com. Ranking were calculated based on factual information complied by Get Educated editors.

For more information on these engineering degree programs, visit www.ceat.okstate.edu

CONTACT: Wravenna Bloomberg | CEAT Marketing | 405-744-3734 | wravenna.bloomberg@okstate.edu

Oklahoma State University is a modern land-grant university that prepares students for success. OSU is America’s Brightest Orange.  Through leadership and service, OSU is preparing students for a bright future and building a brighter world for all.  As Oklahoma’s only university with a statewide presence, OSU improves the lives of people in Oklahoma, the nation, and the world through integrated, high-quality teaching, research, and outreach. OSU has more than 37,000 students across its five-campus system and more than 25,000 on its combined Stillwater and Tulsa campuses, with students from all 50 states and around 120 nations. Established in 1890, OSU has graduated more than 240,000 students to serve the state of Oklahoma, the nation and the world.