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UHD Ranked for Best Online Master’s in Nonprofit Management


By Sheryl E. Taylor

University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) is ranked among universities, such as Harvard, Drexel, Notre Dame and Columbia, which offer an online Master’s in Nonprofit Management.

College Consensus, a unique new college review aggregator, recognized UHD in its survey of the Best Online Master's in Nonprofit Management for 2020. UHD is ranked No. 24 for its online Master of Arts in Nonprofit Management offered in the College of Humanities & Social Sciences.

Now more than ever, online education has become essential, but not all are the same. Potential online students seeking the best schools with the greatest affordability, most convenience, and highest return on investment, College Consensus put together the top programs in the country with these high standards that are meeting the changing needs of today’s students.

College Consensus’ methodology in finding the best Online Master’s in Nonprofit Management programs looked at colleges offering a distance-based master’s degrees in in the area of nonprofit management and leadership also were examined. The site combines the results of all of the most reputable college ranking publishers and thousands of real student reviews from around the web.

The criteria for the ranking order of this list are reputation, convenience, and affordability.

To find the overall prestige and reputation of each program, data was combined from US News and World Report, The Princeton Review, and each school’s College Consensus Score. All data for each program was averaged and placed on a 100-point scale. The Reputation Score attributes to 33% of the final ranking.

The convenience of the distance-based program is based on if it can be completed in a 100-percent online format with no residencies, and if the GMAT/GRE test score requirement is omitted or waived during the application process. This Convenience Score attributes to 33% of the final ranking.

Determining a comparable affordability, the base tuition was calculated for each Online Master’s in Nonprofit Management. The tuition data was taken directly from each university’s website and placed on a 100-point scale. The Affordability Score attributes to 33 percent of the final ranking.

"This ranking is a great honor and points to the University’s commitment to changing students’ lives and preparing them for professional success," said Dr. DoVeanna Fulton, Dean of the Colllege of Humanities & Social Sciences. "To be ranked with some of the most acclaimed universities in the country demonstrates the value that the Master of Arts in Nonprofit Management contributes to UHD."

About the University of Houston-Downtown

The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) – the second-largest university in Houston – has served the educational needs of the nation’s fourth-largest city since 1974.

As one of four distinct public universities in the University of Houston System, UHD is a comprehensive four-year university led by President Loren J. Blanchard. Annually, UHD educates more than 15,000 students; boasts more than 61,000 alumni and offers 45 bachelor’s, nine master’s degree programs and 16 fully online programs within five colleges (Marilyn Davies College of Business; Humanities & Social Sciences; Public Service; Sciences & Technology; and University College).

For the fourth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report ranks UHD among universities across the nation for Best Online Criminal Justice Programs (No. 27 and No. 15 for Veterans) and Best Online Bachelor’s Programs.

UHD has the most affordable tuition among four-year universities in Houston and one of the lowest in Texas. U.S. News ranked the University among Top Performers on Social Mobility and awarded UHD a No. 1 ranking as the most diverse institution of higher education in the southern region of the U.S. The University is noted nationally as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, Minority-Serving Institution and Military Friendly School. For more on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit www.uhd.edu.