East Carolina University’s online MBA program ranks in the top 15 nationally and No. 1 in North Carolina, according to newly released data from Affordable Colleges Online.
The not-for-profit resource center recently published its Best Online MBA Programs for 2015, evaluating which colleges offer the most notable balances of academic rigor, student support and affordability for online learning.
“When it comes to online learning, these schools are at the top of their game,” said Dan Schuessler, founder and CEO of Affordable Colleges Online. “They appeal to prospective business students and working professionals because they provide the same academic excellence in their online programs as their campus courses.”
The online program in the ECU College of Business has grown from a single course offering in 1998 to undergraduate and graduate degrees in several concentrations. Of 684 total students enrolled in the MBA program for the fall 2014 semester, 75 percent attended part time and selected online classes.
“We’re proud that our online MBA program continues to rank among the nation’s top schools,” said Dr. Stan Eakins, dean of the ECU College of Business. “The ECU College of Business has pioneered the field of distance education, and we continue to innovate – providing an engaging learning environment to the leaders of today and tomorrow while expanding business knowledge and serving our communities.”
The number of schools offering fully online degree programs has nearly doubled over the last decade, and online enrollments continue to make up an increasing proportion of all enrollments in higher education, according to Affordable Colleges Online.
For more information, visit http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/degrees/mba-programs/.