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EOU a top value in business

EOU’s online business program a top value among competitors

News contact: Laura Hancock | University Advancement
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Best Buy

An online bachelor's degree in business administration from EOU saves students an average of more than $18,000 compared to other institutions nationwide.

October 19, 2011
LA GRANDE, Ore. (EOU) – EOU’s undergraduate distance learning program in business administration has garnered the university a spot on the list of Top 10 Best Online Business Schools compiled by the consumer group GetEducated.com.

The affordability rankings are based on a comprehensive nationwide survey of online learning costs at 67 regionally accredited colleges that offer 136 online degrees in business administration at the bachelor program level.

Students in EOU’s program save an average of more than $18,000, paying approximately $26,640 for this distance degree. By comparison, GetEducated found the average distance education cost for a bachelor’s in business administration to be $44,944. Large for-profit online colleges earned the worst grades for consumer affordability, topping out at a cost of nearly $72,000. GetEducated.com compiled data on costs in spring 2011.

“EOU has a long history of ensuring that high-quality, cost effective education is accessible to all our students, including those pursuing their degree from a distance,” said Bob Davies, EOU President. “This ranking confirms our unwavering position as a leader in providing very competitive and marketable programs.”

Other related programs available entirely online through EOU include business economics, fire services administration, certificate in office management and a business minor. Students can also complete their undergraduate business degree or master of business administration through EOU at Mt. Hood Community College in Gresham.

“Online learning allows non-traditional students to attend America’s best universities in terms of brand reputation and affordability,” said Vicky Phillips, founder of GetEducated.com. “Eastern Oregon University is an undisputed Best Buy for students nationwide looking for a quality online business school with a top consumer ranking.”

GetEducated.com is a consumer group founded in 1989 that publishes objective rankings and reviews of the best colleges online and top online universities along the dimensions of affordability, cost, reputation and employer acceptance.

For more about all of EOU’s online program offerings see the orientation for online degree-seeking students.