Online programs at ECU ranked “Best Buy” in nation

By Crystal Baity
ECU News Services

Eight programs at East Carolina University have been ranked a “Best Buy” for students seeking a high quality, affordable online degree in a new listing by

Three ECU online bachelor’s degree programs were included: hospitality management ranked first, health services management ranked second and business administration ranked third. Five ECU online master’s degree programs were listed: technology systems, software engineering and library science ranked first, education ranked second and the MBA ranked third. is a consumer agency that publishes online college and university ratings based on quality, cost and credibility through independent review and comparison to peer institutions in a national survey, according to their website.

New MBA rankings will be released at the end of the month, said Melissa Eubank, director of information services at the agency.

“College degree costs have reached critical levels. East Carolina University is a national model for how education technology coupled with innovative fiscal policies will help solve the national crisis of college affordability while providing credible higher education credentials,” said Vicky Phillips, founder of

Following are links to the ECU programs recognized:

Best Online MBA AACSB (Rank #3)

Best Online Masters Computer Science & Information Technology (Rank #1)

Best Online Masters Engineering (Rank #1)

Best Online Masters Education (Rank #2)

Best Online Masters Library Science (Rank #1)

Best Online Bachelors Business (Rank #3)

Best Online Bachelors Management (Rank #1)

Best Online Bachelors Healthcare (Rank #1)