Athens State University has been named one of the best values for online education in four of its concentrations. The university was featured in the 2015 Best Value Online College Rankings by OnlineU.org, a leading online higher education publication. The four programs featured this year include Computer Science, Accounting, Education and Human Resources.
“This is the third time in three years OnlineU.org has recognized Athens State for providing excellent instruction at an affordable cost,” states Athens State President Bob Glenn. “We appreciate their commitment to highlighting institutions that not only offer a low tuition, but produce well-educated and work-force-ready graduates across all disciplines.”
OnlineU.org’s rankings take a critical look at all of the institutions who offer affordable tuition for online coursework to determine which ones provide real outcomes-based results and the best overall value to their graduates. The 2015 Best Value Online College Rankings aim to factor in the quality of the institutions, as well as a continued focus on the colleges and universities that are making an effort to keep tuition costs low.
“When OnlineU launched, our main focus was to encourage colleges to keep tuition costs low. Now we want to go one step further: our 2015 Best Value Rankings challenge colleges not only to keep their degrees affordable, but to offer the support services that online students need to succeed,” says Sung Rhee, CEO of SR Education Group. “Rankings are always so nuanced but we wanted to keep things as simple as possible. The online colleges and universities on this list have proven track records of success and offer degrees at affordable prices. Investing time and money in a college degree is really about investing in your future, and we want to do all we can to help students make better investments.”
In 2013 the publication highlighted Athens State’s Accounting, Business, Human Resources, and Information Technology programs. In 2014 they acknowledged the program in Religious Studies.