FAYETTE, Iowa (October 17, 2012) – Upper Iowa University has once again recognized for having a solid and affordable master's of business administration (MBA) and master's of publica administration programs, receiving three "Best Buy" rankings from the independent review organization, GetEducated.com. Upper Iowa ranked 20th in best online regional MBA programs overall, ninth for its human resources emphasis and 13th for its public administration program.
A Best Buy designation indicates Upper Iowa offers high-quality distance MBA and MPA programs to online students at a cost well below the national average. The average cost of an online MBA, according to GetEducated.com's national survey, is $23,918. The survey reviewed 107 regionally accredited business schools offering 201 distance education degrees.
"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."
Upper Iowa University offers a wide array of degree programs, as well as three master's degree programs – business administration (MBA), higher education administration (MHEA), and public administration (MPA). Several other programs have been designated as "Best Buys" including criminal justice, psychology, social science and business management. The MHEA program was named a "Best Buy" this summer.
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 asked relates to "affordability." For more information about GetEducated.com, go to its website at www.geteducated.com.
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 some 6,200 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.
Monica Bayer Heaton
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