UNCW’s Online Master of Science in Instructional Technology Program Ranked 10th Most Affordable in Nation

Monday, September 25, 2017

UNCW’s online Master of Science in Instructional Technology program has been ranked 10th nationally among “50 Affordable Online Master's in Educational Technology” programs by the website The ranking is based on cost and student success rates, including graduation and retention rates.

“We know in the Watson College of Education that a great program connects creative and experienced faculty with strong, talented students,” said WCE Dean Van Dempsey. “Link that with learning contexts that cross education, business and corporate worlds, and you get a successful program for participants and the places that hire our graduates.”

The MSIT is designed to prepare educators and technology professionals for advanced positions in education, as well as education-related technology jobs in business, the military, healthcare and curriculum software development. UNCW’s Strategic Plan emphasizes student-centered education and accessibility of programs for all students, including those who need the flexibility that online classes provide.

This ranking is one of numerous recognitions UNCW has received recently, including several placements in U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 rankings of regional universities in the South: #14 on the U.S. News & World Report list of Best Regional Universities in the South, up two places from last year, and #6 among public universities; #9 among Best Colleges for Veterans, also up two spots; and placement in the top 25 A+ Schools for B Students. The Cameron School of Business again ranked on the U.S. News list of Best Undergraduate Business Programs. The Princeton Review and the Fiske Guide to Colleges 2018 also featured UNCW in their selective guides.

-- Tricia Vance