FAYETTE, Iowa (March 2, 2010)—Some might call it a hat trick. Upper Iowa University has received “Best Buy” rankings from the independent review organization, GetEducated.com, for three online degree programs – the master of public administration, the regionally accredited master of business administration, and the MBA/human resource management.
GetEducated.com reviewed similar online degree programs and ranked UIU for offering a high quality distance program to a national audience at costs well below the national average.
The UIU master’s degree program in public administration was ranked 9th in affordability among 31 distance MPA programs. The national average cost for an online MPA is $19,277.
The UIU master’s in business administration-regional was ranked 16th in affordability among 250 distance MBA programs. The national average cost for an online MBA-regionally accredited is $22,900.
The UIU MBA program in human resources management was ranked 7th in affordability among 25 distance HR degrees. The national average cost for an online HR degree program is $22,087. This is the second year the online UIU degree in HR has been ranked as a best buy.
Upper Iowa University offers a wide array of degree programs available through online and/or independent study courses. Several others also have been designated as “Best Buys” over the past several months, including criminal justice, psychology, social science and business management.
“We are pleased that GetEducated.com continues to recognize the value of our UIU distance learning programs as a ‘best buy’ for students,” said William Duffy, UIU Senior Vice President for Academic Extension. “Our wide variety of flexible delivery options provides educational opportunities for students from around the world. At UIU, our academic programs provide a quality education that is also convenient, flexible, affordable, and created to meet the needs of our adult students.”
Almost a million online learners visit GetEducated.com annually seeking advice on which of the over 5,000 online degrees being reviewed might best meet their needs, according to GetEducated.com, which notes that the number one question they handles relates to “affordability.” For more information about GetEducated.com, go to their website at www.geteducated.com.
Monica Bayer Heaton
Executive Director of Communications and Marketing
About Upper Iowa University
Founded in 1857, Upper Iowa University is a private, not-for-profit university providing undergraduate and graduate degree programs and leadership development opportunities to over 6,600 students—nationally and internationally—at its Fayette campus and learning centers worldwide. Upper Iowa University is a recognized innovator in offering accredited, quality programs through flexible, multiple delivery systems, including online and independent study. For more information, visit www.uiu.edu.