YSU’s online MBA named to most affordable list

Staff report


Youngstown State University’s master of business administration degree has been deemed one of the nation’s most-affordable online business degrees.

The online MBA degree from the YSU Williamson College of Business Administration is included on the list of 2014 Most Affordable Business Degrees developed by OnlineU. The list is online at www.OnlineU.org.

“We recently completed extensive research into the cost of attending different online colleges to enable students to find the most affordable online degrees in business,” said Kimberly Wetter, head of marketing at SR Education Group, a Kirkland, Wash.-based company that focuses on creating online education and career-related resources. “With the average price of college skyrocketing, forcing many students to rely on student loans to fund their education, we were impressed with Youngstown State University’s ability to continue to offer an online business degree at a reasonable price.”

Wetter said OnlineU’s mission is to refocus the higher-education conversation around affordability and quality and make access to online college information more transparent.

It is the second time in a month that YSU’s online degree offerings have been cited for their affordability. AffordableCollegesOnline.org earlier this month included YSU on its national list of Online Colleges That Win on Affordability.

YSU offers seven fully online degree programs: bachelor of science in applied science, allied health; bachelor of science in applied science, public health; MBA; master of respiratory care; master of science in criminal justice, criminal justice management and program planning; master of science in education, early childhood education; and master of science in engineering, management option.

Millie Rodriguez, YSU director of Distance Education, said that YSU’s approach to online learning is to support the delivery of high-quality, accredited, fully online degree programs, and to provide world-class customer service to assist in the gainful employment of YSU online learners.

“At YSU, we offer both high quality and highly sought after degree programs,” she said. “We offer world-class faculty and top-notch student service through our Office of Distance Education.”

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