LU ranks No. 3 among most affordable colleges for online master’s in school counseling degrees

Lamar University was recently ranked No. 3 among the top 10 most affordable colleges for online master’s in school counseling degrees, according to

The website considered the following criteria in its methodology:
• Are regionally or nationally accredited
• Offer at least one fully online master’s in school counseling degree
• Were collected from official accrediting agency websites

Schools are ranked solely by the average net price as released in the most recent IPEDs database collected in November of 2021.

LU ranked third, with an average net price of $11,739.

Lamar University is one of the fastest-growing universities in Texas; this is because of its exceptional community and high-quality educators. Pupils attending LU go on to become diverse mission-driven individuals. The university is recognized for top-tier education, specifically their hands-on learning no matter what your major, the site stated.

Attending Lamar University for a master’s in school counseling would mean becoming skilled in topics such as mental health promotion and positive youth development. Individuals in this program not only get plenty of class time with real professionals in the field, but each student will participate in an internship to gain real-world experience. This experience will help you stand out as you search for your perfect position.

The College of Education and Human Development Dean Dr. Robert Spina said, “It’s important for families to be able to obtain a high-quality degree without incurring significant debt. We are proud to be ranked No. 3 in the nation among most affordable colleges because we believe in offering an outstanding education that is not confined to geographical boundaries.”

The top 10 universities are ranked in the following order:
1.     Southeastern Oklahoma State University
2.     University of Louisiana-Monroe
3.     Lamar University
4.     Adams State University
5.     University of the Cumberlands
6.     Albany State University
7.     Arkansas State University
8.     West Texas A&M University
9.     Southern Arkansas University
10.  Capella University

For more information about the school counseling program, visit the College of Education and Human Development’s website.