Two online undergraduate programs at FHSU ranked as 'Best Buy'
07/31/2007

Two online degree programs at Fort Hays State University have joined three others on GetEducated.com's listing of high-quality, low-cost degree programs.

The bachelor of science in justice studies and the bachelor of arts in sociology have joined FHSU's online master's degree in liberal studies with an emphasis in justice studies and the undergraduate business degree program for the Best Buy recognition. The master's degree in liberal studies with an emphasis in justice studies was ranked No. 4 and the undergraduate business degree program was ranked No. 2 in the nation in 2006. The M.B.A. in leadership as ranked No. 22 in 2006.

The bachelor's degree program for justice studies is ranked No. 2 at a cost of $16,380. The national tuition average for a regionally accredited distance bachelor's degree in the justice and allied career area is estimated at $38,000. According to GetEducated.com's survey, the range a student can expect to pay for an online bachelor's in this subject area runs from $9,144 to $71,400.

GetEducated.com's analysts have also compiled their first nationwide survey of distance-learning bachelor's degrees in the areas of psychology, social science and human services.  FHSU's online B.A. in sociology is ranked No. 4 at an estimated four-year cost of $16,380.

The national tuition average for a regionally accredited distance bachelor's in the social and human services area is estimated at $32,139. The range a student can expect to pay for an online bachelor's in this subject area runs from $11,880 to $75,600.

GetEducated.com was formed in 1989 as the first online counseling center for adult learners seeking accredited online college degrees. GetEducated.com evaluates every college program that applies to the site. It does not allow unaccredited distance learning colleges, online colleges that are accredited by false agencies or fake Internet universities. All of the college programs listed on GetEducated.com are accredited by the Council on Higher Education Accreditation or its international equivalent.

Fort Hays State University promises Affordable Success -- a high-value education at a reasonable price. This recognition by GetEducated.com demonstrates that a quality education is accessible at a reasonable price.


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