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2021 Most Popular Online General Education Schools in the Plains States Region

14 Colleges
$41,903 Avg Salary
$30,143 Avg Student Debt

General Education is the #40 most popular major in the country with 31,066 degrees and certificates awarded in 2018-2019.

With all the programs available today, it can be tough to choose which one is the best for you. You can choose a traditional brick and mortar school, or with the growth of online education, you can attend a school half-way across the country without even leaving your house. Also there are many trade schools that offer short-term programs that open up more career options.

To assist you in seeing some of the education options that are available to you, Course Advisor has created its Most Popular Online General Education Schools in the Plains States Region ranking. Our analysis looked at 14 schools in the Plains States Region to see which online programs were the most popular for students. To create this ranking we looked at how many students graduated from schools with online programs.

Check out the online education programs at these schools if you want to attend one of the most popular in the Plains States Region .

#1

Walden University

Minneapolis, MN

Our 2021 rankings named Walden University the most popular online school in the Plains States Region for general education students. Located in the city of Minneapolis, Walden University is a private for-profit school with a very large student population.

The average amount in student loans that education majors at Walden University take out is $68,043. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $781.

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#2

Bethel University Minnesota

Saint Paul, MN

Out of the 14 schools in the Plains States Region that were part of this year’s ranking, Bethel University Minnesota landed the # 2 spot on the list. Bethel University Minnesota is a small private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Saint Paul.

After completing their degree, education graduates from Bethel University Minnesota carry an average student debtload of $23,010. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $268, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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The excellent online programs at Highland Community College helped the school earn the #3 place on this year’s ranking of the best general education schools in the Plains States Region . Located in the rural area of Highland, Highland Community College is a public college with a small student population.

Education majors at Highland Community College take out an average of $11,900 in student loans while working on their egree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $124, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#4

Webster University

Saint Louis, MO

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Webster University. It ranked #4 on our 2021 Most Popular Online General Education Schools in the Plains States Region list. Located in the suburb of Saint Louis, Webster is a private not-for-profit school with a moderately-sized student population.

The average amount in student loans that education majors at Webster take out is $25,431. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $264.

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Out of the 14 schools in the Plains States Region that were part of this year’s ranking, Allen County Community College landed the # 5 spot on the list. Located in the remote town of Iola, Allen Community College is a public college with a small student population.

While working on their degree, education majors at Allen Community College accumulate an average of around $6,500 in student debt. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $67.

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#6

Saint Louis University

Saint Louis, MO

Saint Louis University ranked #6 on this year’s Most Popular Online General Education Schools in the Plains States Region list. SLU is a large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Saint Louis.

Education majors at SLU take out an average of $26,200 in student loans while working on their egree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $272.

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#7

Bellevue University

Bellevue, NE

With a ranking of #7, Bellevue University did quite well on this year’s best schools for general education students. Bellevue University is a large private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Bellevue.

After completing their degree, education graduates from Bellevue University carry an average student debtload of $25,000. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $259, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#7

Capella University

Minneapolis, MN

Capella University came in at #7 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Online General Education Schools in the Plains States Region ranking. Capella University is a very large private for-profit school located in the city of Minneapolis.

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University of Missouri - Columbia landed the #9 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best general education programs. Located in the medium-sized city of Columbia, Mizzou is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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#10

Allen College

Waterloo, IA

Allen College came in at #10 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Online General Education Schools in the Plains States Region ranking. Located in the small city of Waterloo, Allen College is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

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Explore the most popular online general education schools for a specific state in the Plains States region.

State Degrees Awarded
Missouri 530
Minnesota 2,608
Kansas 383
Iowa 120
Nebraska 71
North Dakota 13
South Dakota 139

General Education is one of 14 different types of programs to choose from.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Teacher Education Grade Specific 100,925
Educational Administration 44,381
Teacher Education Subject Specific 43,516
Special Education 30,639
Curriculum & Instruction 18,767

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 14 schools only.

  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to KOKUYO.

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