FAYETTE, Iowa (August 14, 2013) - Upper Iowa University's online psychology bachelor's program has been independently reviewed and ranked as a top "Best Buy" for students seeking a high quality, low-cost online degree in psychology by GetEducated.com. Upper Iowa ranked 31st among all competing online bachelor's degrees in psychology.
"We are pleased that GetEducated.com continues to recognize the value of our UIU distance learning programs as a 'best buy' for students," said UIU President William R. Duffy II, Ed.D., Ed.S. "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."
A GetEducated.com ranking indicates Upper Iowa's online psychology program has been reviewed, compared to its peers in a comprehensive national survey, and found to offer one of the best values in online bachelor of science in psychology degrees nationwide. The average cost of this type of bachelor's degree program, according to the survey, is $45,548. These online degree rankings were calculated by analyzing and comparing tuition and fees at 55 regionally accredited colleges in the United States that offer 99 online bachelor's degrees in the career areas of psychology, human services and the social sciences. Upper Iowa's cost if a student completes 120 credits is $43,800. Most students who enroll in the UIU Online Program have transfer credits, which helps lower this amount.
A million and a half online students visit GetEducated.com annually seeking advice on which of 3,800 plus accredited online degree programs best meet their unique needs. Affordability and value are their top concerns.
"Our undergraduate and graduate degrees offered through the Online Program help to support the educational goals of students from around the world" said Barb Schultz, assistant vice president for the Center for Distance Education. "Most of our students are working adults who are balancing the demands of their family and career while trying to finish their degree. The flexibility of our distance learning programs makes it possible for students to complete their work at any time of the day."
"Upper Iowa offers great affordable online degrees for counselors and human service care providers," said Vicky Phillips, founder of GetEducated.com. "This private university had the vision to invest in online learning and is now a leader among affordable online universities nationwide. The University is a national model for how solid, established universities can tie educational technology to teaching to offer a new generation of high-quality, yet remarkably affordable, online degrees for mental health and human services professionals."
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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 self-paced degree program. For more information, visit www.uiu.edu.
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