6 Reasons to Pursue An MBA Degree Online - Big Easy Magazine

6 Reasons to Pursue An MBA Degree Online - Big Easy Magazine 6 Reasons to Pursue An MBA Degree Online - Big Easy Magazine Posted: 27 Nov 2020 09:28 AM PST The year 2020 has taken the world by storm with its constant influx of negative and life-changing news. Everything that was considered normal has been replaced with a new sense of reality where nothing is the same as it once was. From going out for errands to meeting your loved ones, everything is tainted with the fear of contracting a deadly virus. To counter these conditions, many business sectors have made adjustments and shifted online, including education. Universities worldwide have introduced online programs and courses that have made e-learning extremely easy and efficient. This even includes the veer so popular MBA.  To Be honest, an online MBA isn't a new concept. The program was available even before the pandemic. Nonetheless, there are more options available now, and he

College Consensus Releases Aggregate Consensus Ranking of the Best Value Online Colleges for 2020 - Yahoo Finance

College Consensus Releases Aggregate Consensus Ranking of the Best Value Online Colleges for 2020 - Yahoo Finance

College Consensus Releases Aggregate Consensus Ranking of the Best Value Online Colleges for 2020 - Yahoo Finance

Posted: 23 Apr 2020 05:06 AM PDT

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., April 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- College Consensus (https://www.collegeconsensus.com), a unique college rating website that aggregates publisher rankings and student reviews, has published their ranking of the Best Value Online Colleges and Universities at https://www.collegeconsensus.com/rankings/best-value-online-colleges/.

Western Carolina University stands tall as the most affordable online college, followed by Dickinson State University, National Louis University, Ferris State University, and the University of Minnesota-Crookston closing out the top five.

As the editors explain, "The College Consensus methodology pulls together rankings from:

  • Forbes
  • Money
  • U.S. News & World Report
  • The Wall Street Journal
  • Wallethub
  • Washington Monthly

"Then we average student reviews from sites like Cappex, Niche, Student Review, and more, to get the full picture of how students see their colleges, which we call the Student Review Rating. Put them together, and we have the College Consensus." Learn more about the College Consensus rankings methodology at https://www.collegeconsensus.com/about/.

However, in the case of the Best Value ranking, editors added two essential factors - the number of online programs offered, and the cost. The largest demographic for online bachelor's and bachelor's completion programs is working adults, most of whom are paying for schooling themselves. That's why College Consensus has done the work of finding the lowest-cost online degree programs with the highest quality.

To help working adults and other nontraditional students make the most economical choice for their schooling, College Consensus has identified the most affordable online institutions with the highest Consensus ratings. To qualify for the ranking, institutions must offer at least 5 fully online bachelor's degree or bachelor's completion programs.

Rounding out the top 25 (in alphabetical order) are:

Appalachian State University

California State University, East Bay

Concordia University St Paul

Florida International University

Geneva College

Madonna University

Oklahoma State University

Rowan University

Southwestern Adventist University

Texas Tech University

University of Alabama at Birmingham

University of Arkansas

University of Central Florida

University of Colorado Denver

University of Columbia

University of Illinois at Springfield

University of Oklahoma

University of West Florida

Valley City State University

Washington State University

"This is an excellent time for people seeking affordable online colleges and degree programs," Consensus editors note, "but it's important to realize that different colleges often cater to different needs when it comes to online programs." There are many ways for students to find genuinely affordable online programs: "Regional public colleges will often have lower tuition costs for applicants who live in the region," according to the editors. On the other hand, there are affordable online private colleges as well, which "can include a more hands-on approach, a religious or ideological grounding, or unique and unusual degree choices." With affordable tuition rates, the choice will not be financial; students can choose the program that offers the most for their career goals.

The College Consensus ranking of the Best Value Online Colleges and Universities is based on an understanding of the needs of working students. As the editors explain, "These institutions typically offer programs specifically designed to work with people who have jobs, kids, or other adult responsibilities." With online bachelor's and bachelor's completion programs, the goal is simple - improved career prospects and higher standard of living. The College Consensus Best Value Online ranking is for students to want to make that change without the burden of debt.

College Consensus is a new approach to college rankings. We combine the latest results from the most respected college ranking systems with thousands of real student review scores. College Consensus also offers expert advice and guidance on all aspects of college life, from finding the perfect college, to getting accepted, paying for it, and finding your professional path after graduation.

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Purdue Global partners with online education nonprofit Saylor Academy to offer more flexibility to degree completers - Purdue News Service

Posted: 15 Apr 2020 12:00 AM PDT

INDIANAPOLIS — Purdue University Global is partnering with Saylor Academy to expand flexible and affordable degree completion opportunities for both current and prospective Purdue Global students. As part of Purdue Global's mission to support student success throughout their university careers, students will be able to earn credit recognition for Saylor Academy's online, university-level courses.

Purdue Global and Saylor Academy both recognize that students lead increasingly complex lives and require flexible education options to balance skill development with work and family demands, said Carolyn Nordstrom, vice president, faculty and academic resources, and interim chief academic officer for Purdue Global. This is especially important as more than 36 million adults in the U.S. have some college credit and need flexible options to be able to return to school, complete their degrees and keep up with workforce demands.

"Speed to degree and the cost of education are important to Purdue Global and to our busy adult learners," Nordstrom said. "As a transfer-friendly institution, students bring an average of 25 credits with them into Purdue Global. We also work closely with employer partners and the military to articulate credit. The Saylor Academy partnership is yet another way for Purdue Global to help students fuel their path to success. We want students to feel all learning is valuable and that it 'counts' toward their education goal."

Saylor Academy's self-paced course model and partnerships with leading colleges and universities specifically support students, especially working adult learners as they progress toward completing their degrees. The tuition-free aspect of Saylor's program allows students to start, or return to, their degree completion journey with zero financial risk.

"We are pleased to work with Purdue University Global, an innovator in serving adult, working learners – particularly those returning students with some credit, but no degree," said Jeff Davidson, executive director of Saylor Academy. "We are seeing more universities leveraging our tuition-free courses to dramatically improve their degree completion initiatives. Our tuition-free, always on model is a perfect supplement to any program to help students complete their degrees more quickly with no new debt."

About Purdue University Global

Purdue University Global is the extreme personalization online university, providing students the competitive edge to advance in their chosen careers. It offers a hyper-tailored path for students to earn an associate, bachelor's, master's or doctoral degree, based on their work experience, desired pace, military service, previous college credits and other considerations – no matter where they are in their life journey. Purdue Global serves more than 31,000 students (as of January 2020), most of whom earn their degree online. It also operates several regional locations nationwide. Purdue Global is a nonprofit, public university accredited by The Higher Learning Commission. It is affiliated with Purdue University's flagship institution, a highly ranked public research university located in West Lafayette, Indiana. Purdue University also operates two regional campuses in Fort Wayne and Northwest, Indiana, as well as serving close to 6,000 science, engineering and technology students at the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) campus. For more information, please visit PurdueGlobal.edu.

About Saylor Academy

Saylor Academy is a nonprofit initiative committed to making education accessible and affordable to all who need it. We are doing so by creating free online courses, created by experienced professors with relevant teaching experience, that people can use to learn skills and earn university-level credit. Our courses are available for anyone to take at their own pace, and earn certificates or university credits to help them graduate or gain employment faster, and improve their futures. Saylor partners with a group of universities and colleges, as well as other nonprofits and organizations wishing to open access to education. We do not charge institutions to partner with us, and are always looking for like-minded organizations to expand our mission further. Saylor Academy's "credit-recommended" courses are recognized by the American Council on Education (ACE) for meeting university-level academic rigor. You can view our recommendations and learn more about ACE National Guide to College Credit here.

Media Contact, Purdue: Tom Schott, 765-494-9318, tschott@purdue.edu

Media Contact, Saylor Academy: Jacqueline Arnold, jacqueline.arnold@saylor.org

Sources: Carolyn Nordstrom, cnordstrom@purdueglobal.edu

Jeff Davidson


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