Announces 2010 Online University Rankings – Best Online MBA Degree Program Rankings, AACSB Accredited

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Online education research firm finds 47 top values in distance MBA degrees—all under $32,000; more colleges and universities are offering online MBAs than ever before; and public universities offer graduate students the most affordable online masters in business administration degree options.

In 1989, when we began our online college reviews, no AACSB business school offered a distance MBA. Today, online business degrees are available from top universities., LLC, an online education research firm which reviews and ranks accredited online university degree programs, has released its 2010 rankings of Best Buys in Online MBAs, AACSB-accredited.

According to the online university rankings, graduate students should be prepared to pay as little as $8,234 or as much as $119,300 for an AACSB-accredited graduate degree in business administration (MBA). Average cost for an AACSB online MBA: $32,926.

Southeast Missouri State University’s Harrison College of Business ranked as the number one Best Buy Online MBA with AACSB accreditation. SEMO, a public institution, charges a modest $8,234 for a distance MBA degree for Missouri residents. Non-residents will pay more ($14,174) for their distance learning masters degree in business. Duke University, a private institution, topped the price chart at $119,300 for its Global MBA option.

Every online business school on GetEducated’s Top 47 Ranked Best Buys in Online MBAs - AACSB Accredited costs less than the national average of $32,000.

Online Education Trends and Statistics: MBA Degree

The number of AACSB-accredited business schools offering the online MBA continues to escalate. GetEducated’s 2006 Free Guide to Online MBAs reviewed 46 business schools. The firm’s 2010 directory reviews a record 69 AACSB-accredited programs offering 133 distance MBA degrees.

“In 1989, when we began our online college reviews, no AACSB business school offered a distance MBA,” says Vicky Phillips,’s founder. “Today, online business degrees are available from top universities.”

Top online MBA degree programs reviewed by include Babson College’s Olin Graduate School of Business and Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business.

Public Universities Offer Top 10 Best Values in Online Education

GetEducated’s Top 10 Best Buys in Online MBAs all come from public institutions: Southeast Missouri State University, Texas A & M University Commerce, East Carolina University, University of Houston Victoria, Oklahoma State University, University of South Dakota, Prairie View A & M University, University of North Dakota, Frostburg State University, and University of Houston Clear Lake.

“Brick-and-mortar public universities dominate’s top values in online business education,” says Phillips. “Today, the best online degree programs, in terms of affordability and quality, are operated by business schools known for their residential programs.”

In undertaking a review of online MBAs,’s experts uncovered bargain buys. One finding: some public universities charge one low, flat rate for their distance degrees. A distance MBA from the University of South Dakota, for example, costs about $11,000 for all online students, regardless of state of residency.

“$11,000 may sound like a lot,” says Phillips, “but in truth an AACSB online MBA that costs $11,000 costs $22,000 less than the national average. Potential students need to know that a top ranked online MBA need not cost an arm and a leg.”

About: Founded in 1989,,, is a consumer group that publishes free online university reviews and rankings. Online degree programs are ranked for cost, quality, and credibility.

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