West Chester Earns High Marks for Online MBA Program
West Chester University’s online MBA program earned its first ever ranking in U.S. News and World Report’s list of top schools.
The publication employs four criteria in its evaluation of programs. They are faculty training and credentials; student engagement; admissions selectivity; and student services and technology. Robert Morse, U.S. News’ chief data strategist pointed out that the rankings do not rely only on government data, but on analysis of “data specific to schools’ distance education program”.
West Chester’s online MBA has rolling admissions, with 44% of students already employed upon enrollment. Students have access to all class archives as they advance forward in their degrees. Also, WCU’s program is acknowledged as one of the most affordable in the country, both for in state and out of state residents.
West Chester ranks number one among other area universities in affordability for a single 3 credit MBA course for 2015-2016, with the other top schools listed as follows (in ascending order of price): Villanova University, LaSalle University, Penn State University Great Valley, Saint Joseph’s University’s Haub School; Widener University; Temple’s Fox School; and Drexel’s LeBow College of Business.
WCU has 14 full-time faculty that teach online courses, and one can earn their MBA fully through distance learning. There are 143 students currently enrolled, who attend classes during a seven week term. There are five seven-week terms throughout the academic year.