FAYETTE, Iowa (February 11, 2014) - Upper Iowa University's online masters of public administration (MPA) has been independently reviewed and ranked by GetEducated.com as a top "Best Buy" for students seeking a high quality, low-cost online graduate degree.
"This is our third 'Best Buy' honor from GetEducated.com this year, and we couldn't be more pleased with Upper Iowa University's continued recognition for a valuable, yet affordable degree for students," said Barb Schultz, assistant vice president for the Center for Distance Education. "Upper Iowa is poised to provide a quality education for those who need it and where they need it. Online education is essential in today's environment where adults are looking for the best possible learning opportunity to continue their education, and hopefully, rise above their colleagues in terms of knowledge and experience that comes with a UIU degree."
Upper Iowa University's MPA program ranked 16th among all competing options nationwide. The Get Educated MPA Best Buy ranking is based on a national survey of 45 regionally accredited colleges that offer 50 different online masters in the management and administration subject areas. The survey covered the formal major areas of management and administration. The rankings highlight the 24 most affordable online degrees in this field. According to the comprehensive national survey, the average cost of an online MPA is $22,244. Upper Iowa University's cost if a student completes 39 credits is $18,312 for the online masters of public administration degree.
"Graduates from Upper Iowa University's MPA program are better able to meet the challenges that come with having a leadership role," said Dr. Gerald Poppe, UIU MPA program coordinator. "A masters degree offers individuals a chance to enhance their knowledge and earning potential, as well as explore career options that were formerly not available to them. Online education provides an avenue for working professionals to earn a masters degree while balancing career and family."
More than 1.5 million students visit GetEducated.com annually seeking advice on which of about 3,800 accredited online degree programs best meet their unique needs. Affordability and value are students' top concerns.
"We are so proud to have earned a hat-trick from Get Educated just two months into the new year," said UIU President William R. Duffy II, Ed.D. Ed.S. "We take great pride in providing flexible, affordable and convenient educational opportunities to students across the world. UIU is a 'Best Buy' for students and we will work diligently to continue to meet the needs of our current and future students."
More information about the degree opportunities at Upper Iowa University is available by calling 800-553-4150 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 more than 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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