FAYETTE, Iowa (June 21, 2013) - Upper Iowa University's online health service administration program has been independently reviewed and ranked as a top "Best Buy" for health care professionals seeking a high quality, low-cost online bachelor's degree program from the independent review organization, GetEducated.com. Upper Iowa ranked 18th among all competing online bachelor's degree in health science options nationwide.
"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 health service administration program has been reviewed, compared to its peers in a comprehensive national survey, and found to offer one of the best values in online health care bachelor's degrees nationwide. The average cost of this type of bachelor's degree program, according to the survey, which included 52 online degrees offered by 34 regionally accredited colleges is $47,614. Upper Iowa's cost is $43,800 and $30,000 for military personnel.
The GetEducated.com Best Buy affordable online degree rankings are based on a comprehensive national survey of 34 regionally accredited colleges with healthcare schools that offer 52 different online bachelor's degrees. The rankings highlight the top 27 affordable online bachelor programs for health services professionals nationwide.
The national online learning survey covered online health science bachelor degrees in career majors such as health management, healthcare administration, health information management, health informatics, medical records, sports health, dietetics, nutrition and clinical science and practice.
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.
"We are pleased to showcase Upper Iowa University as a top value contender. You are a member of an elite group of higher education innovators providing enhanced access for health care professionals in a time when college affordability has become a critical concern, and when escalating healthcare costs make it imperative that we, as a nation, build a more accessible and affordable system to educate and train health services professionals," said Wyatt Christman of GetEducated.com.
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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 education through flexible, multiple delivery systems, including online and self-paced degree programs. UIU has been named to the top 15% of military-friendly schools by G.I. Jobs for four consecutive years and named as a top military-friendly university for five consecutive years by Military Advanced Education. In 2013, U.S. News & World Report ranked UIU among the best online education programs for bachelor's degrees and the MBA. In addition, the publication ranked those programs in its first-ever list of best online programs for veterans. For more information, visit www.uiu.edu.
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.
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