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WSC Online MBA Program Ranked No. 1 for Affordability

Published: 6-1-2010 11:40 am

Wayne State's online MBA program has grown steadily in size and reputation since being approved by the Higher Learning Commission in 2007. The college is excited to announce that GetEducated.com, a consumer group that reviews and ranks online universities for cost, quality, and credibility, has ranked Wayne State No. 1 nationwide for the affordability of its program.

The online university cost rankings of the top best values in online MBAs are based on a comprehensive, independent survey of 90 regionally-accredited business schools that offer 250 MBA degrees via distance education. Wayne State College earned an "A" in affordability for its general online MBA.  Total degree cost: about $6,750. By comparison, the average cost for an online master's in business (regionally accredited category) is $22,924.  

"Distance learning has made higher education more accessible nationwide," says Vicky Phillips, GetEducated.com's founder, "but cost remains a huge inhibiting factor. Wayne State College offers online students nationwide a high-quality master's degree through distance learning for close to one-quarter the cost of the national average. That's an amazing value proposition."

"While public universities often charge more for out-of-state students, learners nationwide can enroll at WSC online and enjoy one low distance-learning tuition rate, yet sacrifice nothing in terms of quality," Phillips said. "In return, they gain access to a business school that carries regional accreditation, an accreditation status considered by many to be the hallmark for residential degree granting universities."

"We are especially delighted to add new affordable business programs like Wayne State College to our online university directory," Phillips said.  "State schools often do little or no advertising online.  The distance learning research staff at GetEducated.com is dedicated to finding and showcasing these gems of affordability for online students."

The most expensive regionally-accredited distance MBA, a specialty MBA in Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business available from the University of the Sciences Philadelphia, costs about $68,400. The University of Phoenix, which has America's largest enrollment of online MBAs students, did not make the Best Buy rankings. That MBA program charges more than $31,000.

WSC is one of 11 new regionally-accredited business schools GetEducated.com added to their 2010 Best Online MBA rankings.

GetEducated.com has posted a complete ranking of the Top 51 Best Values in Online MBAs on their site http://www.geteducated.com/online-college-ratings-and-rankings/best-buy-lists/best-buy-mba-regional

GetEducated.com publishes the nation's most comprehensive free guide to accredited online MBAs. There is no charge for accredited colleges to be listed in the GetEducated.com surveys of directories. Comparative data on 406 online MBAs from three accreditation classes - regional, AACSB, and national -- is available free online in GetEducated.com's Guide to Online MBAs http://www.geteducated.com/career-center/home/free-online-mba-guide-and-expert-advice. The free guide is a part of the distance learning group's mission to educate the public about affordable, high-quality online education programs.

Founded in 1989, GetEducated.com is a consumer group that reviews and ranks online university degree programs along the dimensions of cost, quality and credibility. The group issues report cards on accredited online degree programs in an effort to bring transparency to the online education selection process in terms of cost, public perception and student satisfaction.

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