Online Degrees Named Among Most Affordable in the Nation

Published: October 23, 2019 | Author: David Bishop | Read Time: 2 minutes

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Southern Utah University’s online bachelor’s degrees are the 6th most affordable program in the country, according to new rankings by SR Education Group, a leading education research publisher. SR Education Group reviewed 1943 universities and colleges in determining its annual rankings. The study found that SUU’s average annual tuition for online bachelor degree programs totals just over $6000 per year. 

When the research group factored in both undergraduate and graduate classes, Southern Utah University ranks 12th best in the country

“Southern Utah University is focused on providing access to high-quality education at a very affordable price,” said Roger LaMarca, executive director or enrollment management at SUU. “We are proud that we are able to help students all over the world connect with our faculty and learn skills that will help them be successful in their lives.”

In August, SUU’s Board of Trustees approved a reduction of tuition for online programs. The online-only undergraduate tuition will be cut for the average student by 23% and the online graduate tuition will be decreased by about 12%. The tuition reduction will go into effect in January 2020.

“We recognize that most of the people who take our online courses are not traditional students and are unable to attend on-campus classes,” said Scott L. Wyatt, president of Southern Utah University. “Our goal is to grow our online enrollment so that more people have an opportunity to earn a college degree. I’m especially proud that we offer one of the most affordable online degree programs in the country, and the best in Utah.” 

Southern Utah University continues to strengthen it’s online offerings. SUU’s Dixie L. Leavitt School of Business has streamlined its MBA program and added three new tracks and an eight-week program format.  One dramatic change is the MBA program now offers foundational business courses, meaning the MBA will be accessible to any student, regardless of the type of undergraduate degree they have earned. 

“The new MBA business foundations provide students with undergraduate degrees in areas other than business the essential skills to be successful in the program,” said Ken Hall, director of SUU’s MBA program. “They can quickly grasp the fundamentals of finance, accounting and marketing, and be confident in their ability to master the concepts in the MBA classes.”

Online students account for 11% of Southern Utah University’s enrollment of more than 11,000 students. SUU offers seven bachelor and 14 masters degrees that can be earned completely online.

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