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UMUC Ranked 16th in Popular Affordability List

February 3, 2014

GetEducated.com ranked University of Maryland University College (UMUC) programs favorably on a new college affordability list. Six of UMUC's business and management undergraduate degree programs were ranked 16th in the organization's lists of "Best Buy" online programs.

UMUC's online Bachelor of Science in Environmental Management, Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Bachelor of Science in Finance, Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management, Bachelor of Science in Marketing and Bachelor of Science in Business Administration were independently reviewed and ranked as a "Best Buy" for students seeking a high quality, low-cost online business degree.

"We are pleased to be recognized by Get Educated for offering solid value to our students," said Marie Cini, provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at UMUC. "Our mission at UMUC is to provide people with quality educational experiences that are highly accessible, convenient and relevant to the needs of employers—and we strive to make our degree programs as affordable as possible."  

The Get Educated Management Best Buy ranking is based on a national survey of 69 regionally accredited colleges that offer 165 different online undergraduate degrees in business management. The survey covered a wide range of business majors, including marketing, management, leadership, administration and accounting. The rankings highlight the 39 most affordable online degrees in this field.

The Get Educated Business Administration Best Buy ranking is based on a national survey of 76 regionally accredited colleges that offer 126 different online undergraduate degrees in business administration. The survey covered the formal major area of business administration. The rankings highlight the 47 most affordable online degrees in this field. 

"The undergraduate business program has held their top ranking, scoring as a top 20 affordable online bachelor's program for the second consecutive time," said Vicky Phillips, founder of Get Educated and a consumer advocate for credible, affordable online education. "UMUC's online bachelor's programs represent a type of forward-thinking that is critical to the future of public higher education in America. UMUC, a public university, combines high quality instruction using scholar-practitioners with low tuition to help ensure lifelong access to critical business training. UMUC is a laudable example of a public university where innovation through educational technology is an established part of the institution's mission to deliver higher education that is both affordable and accessible to working business professionals in the military and nationwide."