ECE Named #3 Nation’s Best Online Master’s Degree in EE
ECE at UNM has been named one of the best departments in the nation for its online master’s degree programs in electrical engineering: Only six percent of postsecondary institutions earned a ranking position in 2022.
This prestigious ranking was determined by the independent website OnlineMastersDegrees.org. Please click this sentence to view the full ranking on their site.
ECE’s recognition comes at a time when enrollment in master’s degree programs is on the rise. In October of 2021, the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) reported a 7.3 percent increase in first-time graduate student enrollment in Fall 2020. First-time, part-time student enrollment rose by 13.5 percent. The CGS report cites the growth of online and hybrid learning options as a primary driver of these trends.
“Our goal was to find the master’s programs that are making online learning a priority,” said Kyle Darland, co-founder of OnlineMastersDegrees.org. “Each school in our electrical engineering ranking offers at least one partially or fully-online master’s degree option, and for a price students can afford.”
OnlineMastersDegrees.org researched and analyzed more than 7,700 accredited schools using data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and from the schools themselves. The website’s data science team then applied a proprietary algorithm to rank all qualifying electrical engineering programs. Primary data points include:
- Number of online master’s programs in the subject area
- Number of online students
- Online program tuition and fees
- Percentage of students offered institutional aid
- Amount of institutional aid awarded per student
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