ranked Adams State University Counselor Education Department in the top ten nationally, including:

  • Best Online Doctorate: ranked 4th
  • Best Counseling Degree Programs: ranked 5th
  • Best Master’s in Counseling Degree Programs: ranked 5th
  • Best Online Master’s in School Counseling Programs: ranked 5th
  • Best Online Master’s in Counseling Programs: ranked 7th
  • Best Online Counseling Degree Programs: ranked 9th


Robert C. Duckworth will earn his doctorate in counselor education at the ceremony on May 14. “The entire Counselor Education Department always let me know they believed in me and the work that I would one day do in counseling. Their scholastic DNA is all over my professional identity. There is not one of them of whom I am not fond.”–, a trusted resource for online/on-campus program rankings and higher education planning, has included Adams State University to its list of programs assessed for 2022. The research identifies programs in the nation based on flexibility, faculty, course strength, cost, and reputation. implemented a unique methodology that ranks each program on a scale from 0 to 100 across five categories. The scoring system compares each university according to program strength, student readiness, return on investment, cost, and student engagement. Researchers compared 704 programs from 2,900 universities and colleges across the United States.

Adams State offers flexible distance learning that appeals to busy adults or hybrid models that include on-campus and online formats. Experts at assessed programs that help students enhance and develop advanced skills for a variety of in-demand positions.

Alicia Guler is receiving her master’s in counselor education at the ceremony on May 14. “Because of the format of this program, I was better able to balance life and school.”

Studies show that obtaining a degree increases income substantially, degree holders earning 84% more than those with only high school diplomas or those without a completed GED. The percentage difference in earnings continues to grow with higher learning degrees such as masters, doctoral or professional degrees, with the unemployment rate decreasing to as much as 1.1% for those with a doctorate.

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