Troy University ranked among best buys in online education

Posted: Thursday, 16 July 2009

TROY—Troy University’s eCampus has been named a best buy in online education by GetEducated.com, a consumer group that rates and ranks online colleges for cost and credibility.

eCampus was ranked in the Top 10 Most Affordable Online Bachelor’s Degree nationwide following a survey of 83 regionally-accredited colleges that offered some 391 online bachelor degrees related to a business or management major, according to the survey.

While eCampus provides a flexible learning environment geared to meet the needs of adult learners, Dr. Deb Gearhart, eCampus director, attributed the value of the degree programs offered online to TROY’s faculty and staff.

“What makes our online business programs so successful is not only the affordability of the courses but the dedication to the students by the staff and faculty teaching the program,” said Dr.Gearhart.

Other TROY distance learning business degree programs have made GetEducated’s top ranked best-buy lists in the past, including the Top Ranked Best Buy Online MBA designation.

“Troy University’s eCampus is a gem of affordability in these tough economic times,” said GetEducated founder Vicky Phillips. “As a public, non-profit institution, TROY should be lauded for its efforts to offer affordable and accessible higher education to Americans nationwide. Often, to receive low tuition at a public university, students must live in-state. TROY offers one low, flat rate for all online learners, regardless of their state of residency, making it a tremendous value for online students living in other states.”

The cost for obtaining an online business bachelors degree from TROY is about $19,000 less than the national average, according to Phillips’ survey.