Sul Ross State University’s online Master’s in School Counseling program received a No. 6 national ranking in affordability according to a recent poll by Learn.org.

The poll ranked 20 programs across the United States based on quality, cost and value. Other factors included were flexibility, accreditation and program length.

Statistics for the poll were provided by the National Center for Education Statistics.  Tuition figures are based on the 2018-19 school year.

COST BREAKDOWN

According to Learning.org, the total cost of an online master’s degree program in school counseling depends on total tuition cost, university fees and other costs associated with earning a degree.

Tuition

Typically, the tuition for online master’s degree programs in school counseling are calculated on a per-credit basis. Depending on the university, these programs charge anywhere from $200 to $1,900 per credit. That means that total tuition price for an entire program could range from $15,600 to $94,000 with most programs falling somewhere in between those numbers.

Fees

In addition to the base tuition price, universities also charge a variety of different fees. These fees can range from as low as $10 to as high as $500. Examples of some common fees include:

  • Online program fees
  • Library fees
  • Technology fees
  • Distance education fees
  • Test proctoring fees

Occasionally, these will be one-time fees while other times students might pay the fee every semester or with every credit. It is important to check with the program and school about which fees apply to students and the program.

ABOUT THE SRSU COUNSELOR EDUCATION PROGRAM

The SRSU program is designed to develop knowledge and skills needed to act as facilitators of change and growth for culturally diverse individuals, groups, and organizations, and to prepare them to work as professional counselors in a variety of settings, including:

  • public and private schools
  • colleges and universities
  • mental health agencies
  • community agencies
  • private practice

Graduates of the SRSU Counselor Education Program receive a Master of Education degree with a major in counseling. Sul Ross has two tracks: School Counseling which will result in students being certified with the State of Texas to serve in school districts as school counselors and a Clinical Mental Health Counselor which prepares students to become Licensed Professional Counselors.

Online master’s programs in school counseling typically lead to either a Master of Science (MS), a Master of Arts (MA), or a Master of Education (MEd) degree.

For more information or to enroll in the SRSU Counselor Education Program, visit https://www.sulross.edu/page/1478/counselor-education-program.

PROGRAM RANKINGS

  1. University of Nebraska at Kearney
  2. East Carolina University
  3. Ft. Hays State University
  4. University of Mississippi
  5. Kansas State University
  6. Sul Ross State University
  7. University of Southern Mississippi
  8. University of Missouri-Columbia
  9. Arkansas State University-Main Campus
  10. University of North Dakota
  11. Gwynedd Mercy University
  12. Oregon State University
  13. Concordia University-Nebraska
  14. Southwestern Assemblies of God
  15. North Carolina State University at Raleigh
  16. Angelo State University
  17. Southern Arkansas University
  18. Creighton University
  19. Southeastern Oklahoma State University
  20. St. Bonaventure University