Great College Deals Ranks WTAMU No. 1 for Master

March 6, 2018

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Great College Deals Ranks WTAMU No. 1 for Master’s in Economics


CANYON, Texas—West Texas A&M University takes the No. 1 spot on the 2018 Best Deals on Master’s in Economics Degrees Online by Great College Deals.

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This ranking marks the first time WTAMU has landed among the top choices on Great College Deals for a master’s degree in business studies. Ranking methodology considered several factors including national recognition, tuition and student to faculty percentage.

With a ratio of 21 to one, WTAMU was chosen for the incredible learning opportunity offered in a 36-credit hour program that includes coursework in asset valuation and corporate governance. The No. 1 University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges and the only institution from Texas on the list.

Others included John Hopkins University (No. 10), American University (No. 9), Georgia Southern University (No. 8), Purdue University (No. 7), University of Detroit Mercy (No. 6), Ball State University (No. 5), University of North Dakota (No. 4), Ohio University (No. 3) and Youngstown State University (No. 2).

“We are very proud of the national recognition the business program at West Texas A&M University continues to receive,” Dr. De’Arno De’Armond, WTAMU Gene Edwards Professor of Financial Planning, said.  “The recognition by Great College Deals is wonderful external validation of the quality and affordability associated with the MSFE program.”

Other No. 1 rankings for WTAMU in 2018 include the Most Affordable Online Colleges for a Master’s in Marketing from, the Most Affordable Top MBA Information Systems Online and the Most Affordable Top Master’s in Economics Online by



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