FAYETTE, Iowa (December 12, 2011) -- Upper Iowa University's online criminal justice and business/management degree programs have recently been independently reviewed and ranked as top Best Values for consumers in the online education sector by the editorial team at GetEducated.com.
"We are very pleased to again be ranked so well for the affordability of our online programs," said Barb Schultz, associate executive director of the UIU Center for Distance Education. "Our entire University is committed to making college more accessible for students by addressing issues of cost. Our regionally accredited online programs give students more affordable options for a college degree that can advance their career."
Upper Iowa's bachelor of science in criminal justice ranked 21st out of 56 options. "This affordability ranking is based on a comprehensive review of 39 competing online schools nationwide in your class (Regionally Accredited)," said Melissa Eubank, director of information services at GetEducated.com.
The ranking system used by GetEducated.com is based on a comprehensive nationwide survey of distance learning costs at 39 regionally accredited colleges that offer 56 online degrees in criminal justice, law, and legal studies at the bachelor level.
Upper Iowa's bachelors in business and bachelors in management also have each been ranked Top Best Buys among distance bachelors by GetEducated.com's national online degree review team.
"The affordability rankings for bachelors in business are based on a comprehensive review of 67 competing online business bachelors nationwide in your class (Regionally Accredited)," said Eubank. "The rankings for bachelors in management are based on a review of 61 regionally accredited online management bachelors nationwide."
Upper Iowa University's Bachelor's Degree Programs ranked #31 in the business rankings and #23 in the management rankings.
"Online learning allows consumers to choose among America's best colleges in terms of local brand reputation and affordability," says Vicky Phillips, founder of GetEducated.com. "Upper Iowa University is an undisputed Best Buy for students searching for an online degree with a top affordability ranking."
GetEducated.com offers a complete directory for Upper Iowa University's online program on the www.geteducated.com website under "Profiles Search."
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 6,800 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.
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