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Indiana State online programs recognized for affordability

October 29, 2015

Seven Indiana State University programs offered entirely or partly online are receiving national recognition for affordability and value.

The website Non Profit Colleges Online includes the programs among recipients of its 2015-16 "Putting Students before Profits Awards."

Bachelor's degree programs in electronic engineering technology and mechanical engineering technology rank No. 1 in the overall engineering category while the Doctor of Nursing Practice program, which was launched just five years ago, is ranked No. 2 among all doctoral nursing programs.

The site recognizes 50 programs nationwide in each category. Other Indiana State programs ranked are the Bachelor of Science in accounting at No. 16, Ph.D. in educational administration at No. 17 and the master's degree program in criminology and criminal justice at No. 17. The Bachelor of Science in criminology and criminal justice is also a Top 50 program.

"The mission of Indiana State Online is to extend our high quality educational opportunities to students beyond Terre Haute, Indiana," said Ken Brauchle, dean of extended learning. "We know affordability is an important component of educational access. We are delighted that our efforts to deliver our programs as cost-effectively as possible have been recognized."

All of the Indiana State programs recognized are exclusively online except the engineering technology and Ph.D. in educational administration programs. The technology programs are mostly online with some courses requiring study at the Indiana State campus or equivalent courses at another college or university. The educational administration program uses a combination of interactive online sessions augmented by four required face-to-face sessions in the ISU regional area.

Non Profit Colleges Online says its goal is to shine a spotlight on nonprofit online schools and help prospective students, the media, and the general public realize that "there really are nonprofit online universities out there putting students before profits and education before the bottom line."

The website's staff looked at online programs from accredited, nonprofit colleges and universities with lower than average tuition costs and ranked the programs according to their affordability.

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Media contact and writer: Dave Taylor, media relations director, Office of Communications and Marketing, Indiana State University, 812-237-3743 or dave.taylor@indstate.edu

 

 

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Seven Indiana State University programs offered entirely or partly online are receiving national recognition for affordability and value. The website Non Profit Colleges Online includes the programs among its "Putting Students before Profits" award.

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