Top 34 Best Online Degree Programs in Management: Ranks Best Values in Online Graduate Education

Share Article, LLC,, has released its 2010 online university rankings of affordable graduate schools that offer the best buys in online degrees: masters in management. The online university rankings are based on a national survey of 56 regionally accredited business and management graduate schools that offer 96 online masters degrees in management. Western Carolina University’s Project Management Masters (North Carolina) ranks as the #1 most affordable program at $5,692 for state residents. By comparison, the average cost of a regionally accredited, online masters in management is $21,705. The most expensive distance learning masters, a degree in International Management from Purdue University (Indiana), costs about $45,650. GetEducated’s complete list of the Top 34 Ranked Best Values in Online Masters Management is available free at

Most people would be amazed to learn that almost 100 online masters degrees are available in the management major area alone., an online education research group that reviews online degree graduate programs for cost, quality, and credibility, has released its 2010 online business school rankings of the Top 34 Best Values Online Masters in Management.

The online university cost and affordability rankings are based on a comprehensive review of 56 regionally accredited business schools that offer 96 different distance learning, management masters degrees.

Western Carolina University ranked #1 in affordability for online students in North Carolina for its Online Masters of Project Management. Degree costs for North Carolina residents: $5,692. Non-residents will pay more at $18,805. By comparison, average cost for an online masters in management (regionally accredited) is $21,705.

The most expensive distance learning masters in management, in International Management, comes from Purdue University (Indiana), a public university, and costs about $45,650 for online students nationwide.’s Top 10 Ranked Best Values
Accredited Online Masters Degrees Management

Under $21,000

1. Western Carolina University (NC)
2. Amberton University (TX)
3. Minot State University (ND)
4. University of West Florida (FL)
5. Texas A & M University Commerce (TX)
6. Oklahoma State University (OK) – Telecommunications Management
7. Oklahoma State University (OK) – Management Information Systems
8. American Public University (WV)
9. Troy University (AL)
10. West Virginia University (WV)

“Public universities and state colleges continue to dominant the online degree rankings when it comes to cost and affordability,” says Vicky Phillips,’s Chief Online Education analyst.

“Most people do not realize the depth and breadth of affordable online masters degrees available through distance learning,” says Phillips. “Most can name three universities with online business degrees. They would be amazed to learn that almost 100 online masters degrees are available in the management major area alone. That online graduate degrees can cost as little as $6,000 and come from name-brand residential colleges would surprise almost everyone.” has posted a ranking list of the Top 34 Best Online Masters in Management.

Online students can review and compare all 96 of the online masters in the national survey by visiting’s online degree program directory. The free directory allows students to find and compare online degrees along 13 dimensions, ranging from cost to accreditation to residency requirements.

About: Founded in 1989, is a consumer group that publishes free online education rankings and online degree reviews. The group issues report cards on accredited online degree programs in an effort to help online students compare and select from thousands of online college programs.

CONTACT: Vicky Phillips,, LLC, Essex Junction, VT. 05452. 802-899-4866. Website:

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