Online Bachelor of Educational Studies Degree Ranked Among Best in Nation

Webster University’s online Bachelor of Educational Studies degree was ranked as the eighth best program in the nation by The website ranked programs by reviewing the average starting salaries of alumni and calculating how much alumni potentially could earn during the first 10 years of teaching, minus the cost of tuition and the amount of debt accumulated pursuing a degree.

According to the website’s research, Webster University graduates of the online education program could earn more than $300,000 beyond the cost of student loans and tuition in the first decade.

“Webster University historically has found ways to keep educational costs low for our students. For example, the University has frozen tuition for two consecutive years, and has a substantially high percentage of undergraduates who receive grants, scholarships and other forms of financial aid that reduce overall costs,” said Tom Cornell, interim dean of the School of Education. “We are pleased that this study has reconfirmed that we have one of the most affordable and effective education programs in the country.”

The study found that Webster graduates left the program with about $25,000 in student debt, which is approximately $12,000 lower than the average debt an undergraduate accumulates in the United States.  According to the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Educational Statistics, 96 percent of Webster University undergraduates receive some form of financial aid, and more than 95 percent of Webster students successfully pay off their student loans.

To calculate the top online educational programs, used the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Educational Statistics, the U.S. Department of Education’s College Scorecard,’s national research data, and information found on the websites of each school ranked for the study. The methodology is online.

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