educational technology degrees

2017 Ranking: The best educational technology degrees

Best Education Degrees releases 2017 ranking of Best Educational Technology Degrees.

Best Education Degrees, the leading guide to educational careers and colleges, has published its rankings of the 50 Best Master’s in Educational Technology Degrees.

Technology can be used to close longstanding achievement gaps, provide personalized learning paths for exceptional students, and address academic weaknesses before they become a problem. In fact, technology could radically transform almost everything we know about education.

“EdTech has a lot of promise, but here’s the catch,” Nick Sadowski, managing editor of Best Education Degrees, said. “Technology is only useful when educators know how to use it. “That’s where this ranking comes in. These degrees prepare teachers and administrators to make effective use of the latest in EdTech.”

Best Education Degrees examined both student success and institutional excellence in order to compile this ranking. Institutional excellence is calculated by measuring factors such as endowment size, reputation, graduation rate, student-to-faculty ratio, and incoming students test scores. Student success is calculated by measuring average financial aid packages, tuition costs, average starting salary for graduates, and student indebtedness at graduation. Data comes from IPEDS, PayScale, U.S. News and World Report, and individual college websites.


The first-place finisher for the Best Master’s in Educational Technology Degrees is Florida State University. Ohio State University is second, and Arizona State University is third.

This is the complete list of schools appearing on the Best Master’s in Educational Technology Degrees ranking:

Appalachian State University, Boone, NC

Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ

Auburn University, Auburn, AL

Ball State University, Muncie, IN

Boise State University, Boise, ID

Concordia University, Chicago, IL

Concordia University, St. Paul, MN

Concordia University-Wisconsin, Mequon, WI

Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA

East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN

Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI

Emporia State University, Emporia, KS

Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

Iowa State University, Ames, IA

Kansas State University, Jonesboro, AR

Kent State University, Kent, OH

Minnesota State University, Mankato, Mankato, MN

New York Institute of Technology, Old Westbury, NY

Robert Morris University, Moon Township, PA

St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN

SUNY at Albany, Albany, NY

SUNY Buffalo, Buffalo, NY

SUNY College at Potsdam, Potsdam, NY

Teachers College at Columbia University, New York, NY

Texas State University, San Marcos, TX

The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

University of Central Arkansas, Conway, AR

University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, MO

University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

University of Dayton, Dayton, OH

University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

University of Georgia, Athens, GA

University of Houston, Houston, TX

University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, Minneapolis, MN

University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC

University of North Carolina Wilmington, Wilmington, NC

University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND

University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA

University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK

University of South Carolina Columbia, SC

University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

Valdosta State University, Valdosta, GA

Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA

Waynesburg University, Detroit, MI

Webster University, Webster Groves, MO

Western Kentucky University, Salt Lake City, UT

Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI

Best Education Degrees is an authoritative guide to colleges and careers in education. It is designed to assist current and future educational professionals who want to deepen their knowledge and training in the field. Consulting the rankings and articles at Best Education Degrees, education students and professionals can grow in their skills, excel in their careers, and deepen their impact on their communities.

Material from a press release was used in this report.

eCampus News Staff