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Newberry master’s degrees among most affordable

February 12, 2024


RENO, Nev. — Newberry College’s master’s programs have been named among the most affordable in the United States, according to rankings released by


Newberry stands at No. 16 out of 50 schools ranked for affordability. Newberry was the only South Carolina school included on the list.


“This ranking recognizes Newberry’s commitment to affordable, accessible, life-changing education,” said Dr. Jacki Wisler, director of education & advising for online & graduate programs. “Our online graduate students acquire sought-after, cutting-edge skills while they work, wherever they are, and the return on their investment begins immediately.”


Offered 100% online, students of Newberry’s graduate programs enjoy tuition rates of $575 per credit hour, no fees, plus the potential for financial aid. With optimized, eight-week intensive courses, each master’s program can be completed in as few as 12 months, while elevating personal and professional outcomes in real time.


The award comes just two months after Newberry launched its third graduate degree, a Master of Arts in criminal justice. It joined the Master of Science in sport management & leadership, and the college’s flagship program, the Master of Science in organizational development & leadership. The college has awarded master’s degrees to eight cohorts spanning numerous industries, age groups, and education and experience levels.


Just nine percent of U.S. colleges and universities have been recognized by in 2024.


“With more students questioning whether a master’s degree is worth the investment, it is important to highlight the schools offering the best value,” said Kyle Darland, co-founder of OMD. “For the OMD rankings, this started with regionally accredited institutions with the lowest net costs. This includes tuition and fees, but also looks at the amount of institutional aid their grad students receive. Overall cost is a major factor in most enrollment decisions.”


The firm analyzed more than 7,700 accredited colleges and universities using data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System and the institutions themselves. Primary data points include tuition, online graduate enrollment, student-to-faculty ratio, and academic counseling and career placement services.


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