2018 Women And Online Graduate Programs

More Women Than Men Are Getting Master's Degrees Today!

2018 Women and Online Graduate Programs

Women continue outnumber men in online graduate degree programs, according to a recent study. This study, published in late 2017, shows that the majority of online master’s students are women (64%).  Women outnumber men, overall, in both online and on campus graduate programs!

Women earned the majority of doctoral degrees in 2016 for the eight straight year.  The fields of study that have attracted disproportionately higher numbers of women at the doctorate and master’s levels include Public Administration, Health Sciences, and Education. Fields where females are underrepresented include Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Sciences, and Physical and Earth Sciences.

What are the stats for women grad students in the field of business? The number of females per 100 males is 84.8 at the doctoral level and 77.3 at the master’s level.

Congratulations to all the ladies out there who are pursuing a graduate degree! You’re working hard to get ahead, to improve your skills and livelihoods, and to become better critical thinkers, presenters, strategists, and leaders. There is no doubt that improving your level of education will lead you to better places in your life.

If You’re Starting To Research Online Degree Options…

If you want to move ahead faster in your career, getting a degree online is a great first step. Carefully research the level and type of higher education you need to reach your desired goal. Maybe a certificate that focuses on building specific skills is a better option for you than a full degree? Maybe a degree is necessary because it provides the level of education needed to gain a specific credential. Great places to look for this information are the websites of professional accrediting bodies like AACSB for business or CCNE for nursing.  And in health professions, check with state licensing boards for the specific requirements in your state.

Reach out to potential employers to ask about what level / type of education is best for your desired position. Then, visit the Online Degree Database to get complete and unbiased details about online degree programs so you include all of the nationally available program options in your first pass of research.

Search for online degree programs in your field of interest based on what’s most important to you. Is it total tuition, time to complete the degree, available specializations / concentrations, prerequisite or admissions requirements?  Then, create your short lists of online program options for free!

Check out our free Interactive Tool to customize your search of all online degree programs including Business Bachelor’s degrees, MBAs, Master of Healthcare Administration, Master of Social Work, Ed.D.s, Master of Analytics, and more. Save yourself weeks of time researching all of the available degree options for online study on your own.

Once you’ve narrowed down your degree choices using the Online Degree Database, consider hiring an expert to help you make your final decisions. Check out the innovative new consulting services offered by our friends at Clear Degree. They offer personalized assistance in finding the best degree program at a better price in less time, saving you thousands in time and tuition.

Universities, work with the Online Degree Database directly to access unique and relevant intelligence about the online degree market. Contact Michelle at michelle@onlinedegreedatabase.com for more information.

One Final Note

The most inspiring women in my life continue to show me how committed they are to being the best they can possibly be:

  • by supporting and encouraging me
  • sharing their wisdom and ideas freely
  • and teaching me new things about my work and myself on a daily basis

I’ve had the privilege of working with some amazing women during my career. On International Women’s Day 2018, thanks to all of you great women out there in my life!

 

2018 Online MBA Average Tuition

Online MBAs Mean Tuition by Region 2018

2018 Online MBA Average Tuition

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We’ve recently completed our semi-annual update of the tuition advertised for online MBAs in the U.S.  There are currently 491 online MBAs in the market today. The 2018 online MBA average tuition details are outlined below.

The tuition characteristics, broadly, of online MBA programs include:

  • The average tuition across all online MBA programs is $28,955 (down slightly from $28,974 in 2017). Most of the programs in our database charge a ‘unified’ price, which means the cost per credit is the same for in-state and out-of-state students. Only a few programs (N=74) still maintain different costs for residents vs. non-residents of their states.
  • Average tuition for online MBAs at for-profit institutions (N=39) is lower, at $24,028 (up slightly from $23,748 in 2017) vs. $29,384 at not-for-profit institutions (N=448, down slightly from $29,432 in 2017) .
  • As shown in the graphic that accompanies this post, the U.S. region with the highest online MBA tuition is the Mid East, followed by the Far West. The lowest average tuition for online MBAs is found in the Plains region.
  • Total tuition ranges from a high of $128,000 to a low of $7,710
  • Average tuition for professionally accredited programs is $31,027 vs. not professionally accredited programs at $22,940.

States included in each region are as follows: Mid East – DE DC MD NJ NY PA, Far West – AK CA HI NV OR WA, New England – CT ME MA NH RI VT, Rocky Mountains – CO ID MT UT WY, Great Lakes – IL IN MI OH WI, Southeast – AL AR FL GA KY LA MS NC SC TN VA WV, Southwest – AZ NM OK TX, and Plains – IA KS MN MO NE ND SD.

Your Source for All Online Degree Details

The Online Degree Database is the only place where both students and universities can find complete, up-to-date, and accurate details about online degree programs. Our data are sourced directly from online program websites and include: university name, BEA region, state, degree name, concentrations offered, U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges Rankings, total credits required, cost-per-credit and total tuition, delivery modality and details on required residencies, prerequisite requirements, admissions requirements, and more. Our data are collected by highly trained individuals, not scanned. We do not collect personal contact information or sell leads to universities. Our purpose is to provide unbiased, comprehensive online degree information to researching students and universities with online programs.

More comprehensive information on the characteristics of Online MBA programs is available in our recent publication, Big Book of Online MBAs.

Students, use our website to complete preliminary research for your online program options. Select the degree and program characteristics that are most important to you using our Interactive Tool. Get your free report that contains a short-list of programs that meet your criteria. Unlike other websites, you don’t have to provide any personal information. Use this information to move forward with confidence that you have researched all of your program options from an unbiased source of information. Using our website to research your options will save you hundreds of hours of web searching!

Universities, work with the Online Degree Database directly to access unique and relevant intelligence about the online degree market. Contact Michelle at michelle@onlinedegreedatabase.com for more information.

Visit the Online Degree Database today to begin your research. We are the most accurate, up-to-date, and comprehensive source of online degree program details available in the market.

 

2018 Five Most Affordable Online MSWs

Online master's degrees help you get ahead with your career.

2018 Five Most Affordable Online MSWs

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If you graduated from a CSWE-accredited bachelor’s program in Social Work and are looking for an affordable online, advanced standing MSW, it can take days, if not weeks, of time to find the best programs through traditional web searches. And both the cost and quality of an online MSW are relevant criteria to consider as you search. But, you’ll only find these details by searching individual program websites from hundreds of program choices.

The Online Degree Database collects data from university program websites to provide complete, up-to-date, details for online master’s degree programs. In the Fall of 2017, we collected data from the universe of online MSW programs actively marketing on the web. There are 51 online, Advanced Standing MSWs and 60 online, Regular Track MSWs included in our database.

Our Top Five Most Affordable MSW Programs

The top five CSWE-accredited, most affordable, fully online, Advanced Standing MSWs in the U.S. today are:
1. University of Missouri, Columbia (only open to students living in Missouri and contiguous states)
2. Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
3. University of Arkansas
4. University of South Dakota
5. Boise State University

Surprisingly, the total tuition for each of these programs is under $16,700 (based on the data published on their websites). In addition to being affordable, these programs are at nationally ranked institutions (per U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges rankings). The total tuition ranges from a low of $13,767 at University of Missouri, Columbia to $16,650 at Boise State University. The average total tuition of the 51 Advanced Standing MSW programs in the Online Degree Database is $34,370, so these fully online programs are a considerable bargain for interested students.

The Online Degree Database Saves You Time

If you are shopping for an online degree, the Online Degree Database is here to help you. This database contains more information about online degree programs than any website in the market today. Our goal is to help you find the right program, saving you a significant amount of time while providing the best information possible, for free.

You can also perform a no-cost search for online, Regular Track, MSWs. The Regular Track MSW programs are designed for students who have a bachelor’s degree in a field other than Social Work who want to become licensed Social Workers.

With our help, you can develop a short-list of program options that meet your key criteria before you start reaching out to universities for more information, at no cost!

OnlineDegreeDatabase.com is a web-based, continually-updated, easily searchable database of all the most popular online master’s degree programs in the United States. We deliver all the information you need to find the right online degree to advance your career. Because we are not a marketing company, we never sell your contact information to universities or education companies.

Universities, work with the Online Degree Database directly to access unique and relevant intelligence about the online degree market. Contact Michelle at michelle@onlinedegreedatabase.com for more information.

Visit our Available Programs page and start your online degree research today!