FAYETTE, Iowa (August 10, 2012) – Upper Iowa University has received two "Best Buy" rankings from the independent review organization, GetEducated.com, for its master's of higher education administration programs.
GetEducated.com reviewed similar online degree programs and ranked UIU for offering a high quality distance program to a national audience at costs below the national average.
The UIU master's of higher education administration program ranked 103rd in affordability based on a comprehensive review of 367 online education master's of higher education leadership or administration degrees offered by 129 regionally accredited universities. The national average cost for an online master's in education is $16,730.62.
The UIU master's of higher education administration was ranked 23rd among only masters of higher education leadership or administration degrees. The national average cost for an online degree of this type is $17,499.
Upper Iowa University offers a wide array of degree programs, as well as three master's degree programs – business administration (MBA), higher education administration (MHEA), and public administration (MPA). Several other programs have been designated as "Best Buys" including criminal justice, psychology, social science and business management.
"We are pleased that GetEducated.com continues to recognize the value of our UIU distance learning programs as a 'best buy' for students," said William Duffy, UIU Senior Vice President for Academic Extension. "Our wide variety of flexible delivery options provides educational opportunities for students from around the world. At UIU, our academic programs provide a quality education that is also convenient, flexible, affordable, and created to meet the needs of our adult students."
A million online learners visit GetEducated.com annually seeking advice on which of the over 3,000 plus online education programs best meet their needs.
About Upper Iowa University
Founded in 1857, Upper Iowa University is a private, not-for-profit university providing undergraduate and graduate degree programs and leadership development opportunities to over 6,800 students—nationally and internationally—at its Fayette campus and learning centers worldwide. Upper Iowa University is a recognized innovator in offering accredited, quality programs through flexible, multiple delivery systems, including online and independent study.
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