Look for public universities where tuition is naturally low. Public colleges are already subsidized by your tax dollars. Almost 70 percent of residential colleges now offer their most popular degrees online.
Essex Junction, VT (PRWEB) July 15, 2009
GetEducated.com, a consumer group that rates and ranks online colleges for cost and credibility, has released the results of its national survey of the most affordable regionally accredited online bachelor's degrees in business and management.
Online students should be prepared to pay as little as $11,880 or as much as $103,500 for a distance learning bachelor's in business, according to GetEducated.com's survey of 83 business colleges offering a total of 391 online bachelor's degrees.
Premiering as the number one most affordable online business degree: East Carolina University (North Carolina) with a modest cost of $11,880 for an online bachelor's for state residents. Out-of-state residents will pay significantly more ($54,480) for the same degree via distance learning.
The University of Wyoming's bachelor's in business administration ranked #2 at $16,080 for all online students regardless of their state of residency.
Average cost nationwide for a regionally accredited, online business bachelor's degree: $43,241.
This year, GetEducated rated online business degree programs with letter grades of "A" through "F" in an effort to help consumers find their best bargains in online education.
The University of Phoenix, America's largest online business school, earned a "D-minus" for affordability, based on a sticker price of $64,800.
Drexel University (New York) earned an "F" by topping the price chart as the most expensive business school at $103,500 for its Bachelor of Science in General Studies/Business.
GetEducated.com's other top ranked best values in distance learning business degrees, all of which earned an "A":
- Florida International University, Florida ($19,552 for Florida residents)
- Fort Hays State University, Kansas ($19,960)
- Thomas Edison State College, New Jersey ($21,130)
- Empire State College of SUNY, New York ($21,380)
- Rogers State University, Oklahoma ($23,659)
Consumers can access all of GetEducated.com's Top Ranked Online Colleges: Online Bachelor's in Business and Management online.
GetEducated's founder, Vicky Phillips, who began researching online colleges 20 years ago, advises consumers to compare online colleges carefully before enrolling.
Her number one tip: "Look for public universities where tuition is naturally low. Public colleges are already subsidized by your tax dollars. Almost 70 percent of residential colleges now offer their most popular degrees online."
GetEducated.com also ranks other online degrees as well. For a full listing of all of GetEducated.com's online degree ratings and rankings, visit GetEducated.com's Top Ranked Online Degrees - Most Affordable.
About: GetEducated.com, http://www.geteducated.com, founded in 1989, rates and ranks online colleges along the dimensions that matter most to consumers: cost and credibility. The online education degree clearinghouse also serves to protect distance learners from the dark world of online education fraud through innovative free services, such as The Diploma Mill Police, a database that chronicles consumer alerts on more than 300 fake online colleges and university scams.
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