Value Colleges Releases Rankings of Political Science Degree Programs

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., March 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Value Colleges (, an independent online guide to the best values in undergraduate and graduate education, is pleased to share three new rankings:

25 Best Value Online Master’s in Political Science for 2021 

Top 25 Best Value Online Bachelor’s in Political Science for 2021 

Top 25 Best Value Online Associate’s in Political Science for 2021 

For all rankings, Value Colleges focused specifically on fully accredited colleges and universities with an established reputation for quality. Value Colleges rankings are based on verified data from sources including IPEDS. Programs are ranked according to factors including tuition cost, student satisfaction, and alumni salary, so students can feel certain their choice of degree will have a positive impact on their career.

The Top 10 Online Master’s in Political Science are:

1. Harvard UniversityCambridge, MA
2. Virginia TechBlacksburg, VA
3. Johns Hopkins UniversityBaltimore, MD
4. Northeastern UniversityBoston, MA
5. University of Nebraska OmahaOmaha, NE
6. Sam Houston State UniversityHuntsville, TX
7. The CitadelCharleston, SC
8. American Military University – Charles Town, WV
9. Ball State UniversityMuncie, IN
10. University of Illinois SpringfieldSpringfield, IL

The Top 10 Online Bachelor’s in Political Science are:

1. University of IowaIowa City, IA
2. Arizona State University – Tempe, AZ
3. Texas Tech UniversityLubbock, TX
4. Florida International UniversityMiami, FL
5. Penn State University World Campus  – State College, PA
6. University of Central FloridaOrlando, FL
7. University of BaltimoreBaltimore, MD
8. Sam Houston State UniversityHuntsville, TX
9. University of Wisconsin WhitewaterWhitewater, WI
10. Oregon State University eCampus – Corvallis, OR

The Top 10 Online Associate’s in Political Science are:

1. Indiana University – Bloomington, IN
2. Foothill CollegeLos Altos Hills, CA
3. Northern Virginia Community College – Annandale, VA
4. University of North GeorgiaDahlonega, GA
5. Casper CollegeCasper, WY
6. Houston Community CollegeHouston, TX
7. Georgia Highlands CollegeRome, GA
8. Lansing Community CollegeLansing, MI
9. Front Range Community CollegeWestminster, CO
10. Cowley CollegeArkansas City, KS

Value Colleges congratulates the top 10 in each category, as well as all of the top political science degree schools!

As the editors of Value Colleges explain, “Students who are interested in a career in government, public administration, or political office can find an online degree in political science might just be their best bet.” While politics is often seen more as an art than a science, modern politics is driven by data and analysis. According to the editors, “Political science focuses on politics on the international, domestic and comparative levels. Students must grasp political ideas, institutions, ideologies, processes, policies, and the art of diplomacy.” Politicians themselves may come from a wide variety of backgrounds – some with no political experience or knowledge at all. But the people who make the nitty-gritty of politics work – the campaign managers, the chiefs of staff, the bill writers, the speechwriters, and more – need the grounding of a formal education.

Online programs in political science are of great help to working political operatives. As the editors note, “The only real way to break into a political career is by doing the work of politics, developing experience, and most importantly making connections.” But along the way, earning an associate’s, bachelor’s, or master’s online can make a difference. “If you’re an adult with a family and a job, or if online learning is simple more accessible to you than classroom-based learning,” the editors explain, “then an online political science degree can help you reach your goals while providing the flexibility that you need.”

Value Colleges is independent and unbiased, ranking degree programs, providing guides for the complex financial and professional questions of college students, and offering honest facts about the potential and pitfalls of a college education.

Rhonda Corey
Media Manager, Value Colleges

(919) 864-2220

SOURCE Value Colleges

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