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Top 25 U.S. Universities Offering Most Affordable Online Business Degrees, 2017

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Top 25 U.S. Universities Offering Most Affordable Online Business Degrees, 2017

With so many U.S. universities offering online degrees in business, choosing the right college can often seem an overwhelming exercise for many students. So CEOWORLD magazine crunched the data to see which universities and colleges offer the best return on your investment.

Valdosta State University has been ranked No. 1 among the top 25 U.S. universities and colleges for offering an exceptional accredited online business education at an affordable price.

Williston State College was ranked No. 2 nationally, followed by Aspen University, California Coast University, and Wayne State College.

The 25 U.S. universities and colleges offering most affordable online business degrees:

  1. Valdosta State University
    Annual Tuition: $4,395
    Business degree offered: Master’s
    Accreditation: SACS COC and AACSB
  2. Williston State College
    Annual Tuition: $4,409
    Business degree offered: Associate and Bachelor’s
    Accreditation: NCA HLC
  3. Aspen University
    Annual Tuition: $4,750
    Business degree offered: Bachelor’s and Master’s
    Accreditation: DEAC
  4. California Coast University
    Annual Tuition:$4,800
    Business degree offered: Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Certificate
    Accreditation: DEAC
  5. Wayne State College
    Annual Tuition: $4,875
    Business degree offered: Master’s
    Accreditation: NCA HLC
  6. Jacksonville State University
    Annual Tuition: $5,730
    Business degree offered: Master’s
    Accreditation: SACS COC and AACSB
  7. Governors State University
    Annual Tuition: $5,832
    Business degree offered: Master’s
    Accreditation: NCA HLC and ACBSP
  8. Georgia Southwestern State University
    Annual Tuition: $5,970
    Business degree offered: Bachelor’s and Master’s
    Accreditation: SACS COC and AACSB
  9. Arkansas State University
    Annual Tuition: $6,060
    Business degree offered: Bachelor’s and Master’s
    Accreditation: NCA HLC and AACSB
  10. Western Illinois University
    Annual Tuition: $6,351
    Business degree offered: Master’s
    Accreditation: NCA HLC
  11. Mississippi State University
    Annual Tuition: $6,394
    Business degree offered: Master’s
    Accreditation: SACS COC and AACSB
  12. Fort Hays State University
    Annual Tuition: $6,424
    Business degree offered: Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Certificate
    Accreditation: NCA HLC
  13. Minot State University
    Annual Tuition: $6,490
    Business degree offered: Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Certificate
    Accreditation: NCA HLC
  14. Florida State College at Jacksonville
    Annual Tuition: $6,496
    Business degree offered: Associate, Bachelor’s, and Certificate
    Accreditation: SACS COC and ACBSP
  15. Alcorn State University
    Annual Tuition: $6,552
    Business degree offered: Master’s
    Accreditation: SACS COC and ACBSP
  16. Clayton State University (tie)
    Annual Tuition: $6,600
    Business degree offered: Bachelor’s
    Accreditation: SACS COC
  17. Columbia Southern University (tie)
    Annual Tuition: $6,600
    Business degree offered: Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctoral, and Certificate
    Accreditation: DEAC
  18. University of Alaska Fairbanks
    Annual Tuition: $6,660
    Business degree offered: Associate, Bachelor of business administration, and Master’s
    Accreditation: NWCCU and AACSB
  19. Dakota Wesleyan University (tie)
    Annual Tuition: $6,750
    Business degree offered: Master’s
    Accreditation: NCA HLC
  20. Taft University System (tie)
    Annual Tuition: $6,750
    Business degree offered: Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctoral, and Certificate
    Accreditation: DEAC
  21. California State University-Dominguez Hills
    Annual Tuition: $6,900
    Business degree offered: Master’s and Certificate
    Accreditation: WASC WSCUC
  22. University of North Dakota
    Annual Tuition: $6,972
    Business degree offered: Master’s
    Accreditation: NCA HLC and AACSB
  23. City Vision University
    Annual Tuition: $6,999
    Business degree offered: Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Certificate
    Accreditation: DEAC
  24. Paul Quinn College
    Annual Tuition: $7,218
    Business degree offered: Bachelor’s
    Accreditation: TRACS
  25. Fayetteville State University
    Annual Tuition: $7,406
    Business degree offered: Bachelor’s and Master’s
    Accreditation: SACS COC and AACSB

Methodology:

The Top 25 U.S. Universities Offering Most Affordable Online Business Degrees, 2017 by the CEOWORLD magazine is based on six major indicators of quality, overall Score (100%) is the sum of:

1) Academic reputation
2) Admission eligibility
3) Job placement rate
4) Recruiter feedback
5) Specialization
6) Global reputation and influence

Data for these indicators was collected from publicly available sources, university’s website, our research, and survey. It measures the quality of education, job placements of students, and the recruiters feedback, without relying on university data submissions. Students, industry professionals, and recruiters were asked to rate universities on a scale of 1 “marginal” to 100 “outstanding” or “don’t know.”

However, this is by no means a comprehensive list, while the universities above are the “CEOWORLD magazine’s Top 25 U.S. Universities Offering Most Affordable Online Business Degrees, 2017,” there may be many other universities that offer excellent programs.

* This rankings should not be viewed as the most important aspect when choosing a university, and are simply one element to consider.

* The rankings are the result of a rigorous analytical exercise, incorporating multiple data sources, without relying on university data submissions.

* Detailed survey data and information collected directly from 24,000 individuals, across 6 data points.

* Surveys completed by 4,000 students, 8,000 industry professionals, and 12,000 recruiters around the world.

More details about the “Top 25 U.S. Universities Offering Most Affordable Online Business Degrees, 2017” – Email info@ceoworld.biz

The margin of sampling error for the full sample of 96.000 respondents is plus or minus 1.4 percentage points. In addition to sampling error, one should bear in mind that as in all survey research, there are possible sources of error—such as coverage, nonresponse and measurement error——that could affect the results.

Editor, Amelia W Grant

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Associate editor (Digital Content) at the CEOWORLD magazine. New Yorker. Generally prefer dogs to humans. Loves dragons.
Editor, Amelia W Grant

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