Wisconsin School Is 12th Best Affordable Online College

WISCONSINREPORT.COM [WiscReport.com] (12/08/2014) – A new web ranking from Best Value Schools makes it easy for college students to find affordable online degree programs. A Wisconsin school is ranked 12th on the list.

The article lists “The 30 Best Affordable Online Colleges 2014” and ranks each one for reputation and tuition cost. In keeping with the mission of Best Value Schools to provide money-saving guidance for college-bound students, the article includes a range of online bachelor’s degree programs for every budget.

Massive amounts of meticulous research went into the 2014 ranking. Every known online college or university program in the United States was up for consideration, but only 30 programs ranked high enough to make the final list. Author Iris Stone sorted through hundreds of online bachelor degree programs to rate the academic and personal benefits for students as well as the expected returns on investment. As Stone asserts, “Many of the schools have quite impressive resumes of distinction!”

The 30 schools are arranged in order of tuition cost from highest to lowest, and the article contains a thorough explanation of the methodology used to formulate the rankings. Bullet points make it easy to scan the descriptions for high rankings, awards, overall scores and tuition fees. The new ranking contains an impressive array of top value degree programs, which perfectly complements Best Value Schools’ cost-saving goals.

Herzing University, Milwaukee, WI

Herzing University, Milwaukee, WI

Herzing University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, (listed 12th on the list) is the only for-profit, accredited, woman-owned university in the country. The school’s 600+ instructors are industry experts, and graduate professors hold doctorate degrees. The regionally accredited online school is certified by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and comprises 11 campus locations in addition to its online learning programs.

Herzing offers 20 online Bachelor’s degrees across a largest number of subject areas. Examples of Bachelor’s programs include accounting, business management, criminal justice, graphic design, health information management, healthcare management, information technology, homeland security, legal studies, nursing (RN to BSN), and software development.

Small class sizes and a student-faculty ratio of 18:1 promote interaction with professors. Herzing prides itself on providing online students with the same personalized focus enjoyed by its campus students. In all aspects of the university they employ the P.R.I.C.E. of Success model, which is now the foundation of the university’s culture.

The acronym stands for Professionalism, Respect, Integrity, Caring, and Engagement. Ambitious students may opt for an accelerated program, such as completing a Bachelor’s in two to three years or a combined Bachelor’s and Master’s in four years.

Where applicable, many programs prepare students for certification exams related to their field of study, and some programs incorporate practicums or internships that build knowledge and experience. Did you take a class that didn’t work for you? This top online school allows you to take it again for free (restrictions apply).

Students are supported by Career Development staff who can assist with writing resumes, identifying part-time job opportunities, and beginning a post-graduation job search. Herzing Career Connect is also available to online students, with job hunting tips and links to millions of job opportunities around the globe.

The 30 colleges offering online degree programs as ranked in the article: 30. Southern New Hampshire University: Hooksett, New Hampshire; 29. Upper Iowa University Online: Fayette, Iowa; 28. Indiana Wesleyan University Online: Marion, Indiana; 27. Liberty University Online: Lynchburg, Virginia; 26. University of North Carolina Charlotte Online: Charlotte, North Carolina; 25. Mercy College Online: Dobbs Ferry, New York; 24. Western Carolina University Online: Cullowhee, North Carolina; 23. Florida Tech University Online: Melbourne, Florida; 22. Kaplan University: Davenport, Iowa; 21. Fort Hays State University Online: Hays, Kansas; 20. American InterContinental University: Atlanta, Georgia; 19. Penn State World Campus: State College, Pennsylvania; 18. National American University Online: Rapid City, South Dakota; 17. Troy University eTROY: Troy, Alabama; 16. Washington State University Global Campus: Pullman, Washington;

15. University of Nebraska at Kearney Online: Kearney, Nebraska; 14. University of Minnesota Crookston: Crookston, Minnesota; 13. State University of New York Delhi Online: Crookston, Minnesota; 12. Herzing University Online: Milwaukee, Wisconsin; 11. Azusa Pacific University, University College: Azusa, California; 10. University of Phoenix: Phoenix, Arizona; 9. Park University Online: Parkville, Missouri; 8. Trident University International: Cypress, California; 7. Brandman University Online: Irvine, California; 6. Thomas Edison State College: Trenton, New Jersey; 5. Granite State College: Concord, New Hampshire; 4. University of Maryland, University College: College Park, Maryland; 3. American Public University: Charles Town, West Virginia; 2. Bellevue University: Bellevue, Nebraska; and, Number 1. Western Governors University: Bellevue, Nebraska.

Best Value Schools is on a mission to help every student save money on a college education. The site makes it easy to find the best schools for the money, including dozens of low-cost online colleges and universities with the best return on investment.

The 30 Best Affordable Online Colleges 2014 is a must-read guide for cost-conscious college students: http://www.bestvalueschools.com/affordable-online-colleges-2014/

Herzing University website: http://www.herzing.edu/online/career-programs

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