By opting for online graduate education, consumers nationwide can save half on their college bills.
Essex Junction, VT (PRWEB) May 19, 2010
GetEducated.com, a distance learning research group that publishes online university rankings and reviews along the consumer dimensions of cost, quality, and credibility, has announced its 2010 rankings of graduate business schools that offer the best values in distance learning master’s degrees with a major in leadership.
The online university affordability rankings are based on a comprehensive, independent survey of 25 regionally accredited management schools that offer 32 different master’s in leadership via distance education.
The University of South Dakota Online ranks #1 on the Best Buy list for its online Master of Science in Administrative Studies Organizational Leadership. Total cost: about $12,000. By comparison, average cost for an online master’s in leadership (regionally accredited): $23,077.
According to the national college rankings, the most expensive online leadership degree, a Master of Science in Operations Design and Leadership, comes from Worcester Polytechnic University, a private university in Massachusetts known for its specialty degrees in business and technology. This degree costs about $39,235.
GetEducated.com’s Top Ranked Best Values
Online Masters Degree Leadership – Regionally Accredited
6 Quality Buys, Under $16,000
1. University of South Dakota (South Dakota)
2. Mountain State University (WV)
3. Stephens College (MO)
4. Colorado State University – Global Campus (CO)
5. Southwestern College (KS)
6. Bellevue University (NE)
GetEducated.com has posted its online degree rankings free online at: Best Values in Online Masters Degrees in Leadership.
“Leadership is a fairly new college business major that even a decade ago was not taught at most graduate schools,” says Vicky Phillips, GetEducated.com’s Chief Online Education Analyst. “Today, companies seek managers who are trained not just in business but in the complex art of human leadership.”
“Every university on GetEducated’s Best Buy list offers a quality, regionally accredited master’s degree through distance learning for about half the cost of the national average. By opting for online graduate education consumers nationwide can save half on their college bills,” says Phillips.
GetEducated.com publishes the nation’s largest free guide on accredited online master’s degrees. There is no charge for online graduate schools to be listed in GetEducated.com’s online university directories. All schools must, however, meet accreditation standards. To be ranked a Best Buy, online graduate schools must cost below average on a national index and be regionally accredited.
Comparative data on all 31 online leadership degrees is free online in GetEducated.com’s Guide to Online University Degrees.
About: Founded in 1989, GetEducated.com is a consumer group that publishes free online university rankings and reviews along the dimensions of cost, quality and credibility.
CONTACT: Melissa Eubank, Information Services, GetEducated.com, LLC, Essex Junction, VT. 05452. 802-899-4866. Website: http://www.geteducated.com