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SMSU Education Program No. 1 Nationally in 2 Best Value Categories; Also Ranked No. 1 in Plains States, and Minnesota

Published Thursday, May 27, 2021

The Southwest Minnesota State University Education Program has been awarded numerous No. 1 rankings for affordability — nationally, in the Plains States, and in Minnesota — by TeachingDegreeSearch.com.

SMSU has been ranked the No. 1 university in the nation for Best Value School for general Education students working on their Bachelor’s degree.

In addition, SMSU was ranked No. 1 in the nation for Best Value School for teaching English or French students working on their Bachelor’s degree.

Other No. 1 rankings by TeachingDegreeSearch.com include:

  • No. 1 Best Value School in the Plains States for general Education students working on their bachelor’s degree;
  • No. 1 Best Value School in the Plains States for teaching English or French students pursuing a bachelor’s degree;
  • No. 1 Best Value School in Minnesota for general Education students pursuing a bachelor’s degree.

In-state tuition for undergraduate students at SMSU is $8,874, and nearly all students — in-state, out-of-state, and international — pay the same tuition, making it an attractive choice for students near and far.

TeachingDegreeSearch.com is a free resource for students seeking business college and university level programs. It researches and compiles education information, career overviews and more to compile rankings for colleges and universities across the U.S. to assist students who are in the process of choosing a college. It relies on the contribution of content, information and resources from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and the National Center for Education Statistics, as well as other education and school-specific websites.

“This is outstanding news and shows the value of a degree in Education at SMSU,” said Dr. Sonya Vierstraete, Professor of Education. “We’ve been honored recently for both the quality of our programs and their overall value, which is so important today as students look for a college that gives them the most bang for the buck.”

To learn more about the rankings, go to: www.TeachingDegreeSearch.com. The SMSU Education web page is: https://bit.ly/3hWWhCY.