MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Minnesota School of Business, a leader in post-secondary education, has been named one of the Best Online Colleges for 2014-15 by Affordable Colleges Foundation (ACF). Minnesota School of Business ranks 28th on the list of 47 schools.
"We are honored to be named one of the best online colleges by the Affordable Colleges Foundation," says Shana Weiss, academic dean for Minnesota School of Business. "We make it a priority to provide a students with an alternative to traditional classes so that anyone who seeks higher education can achieve it."
Higher education experts and data analysts at ACF ranked the colleges based on: Number of online programs available, student-faculty ratio, six-year graduation rate, in-state tuition and undergraduate fees, academic and career counseling services, and placement services for graduates.
"These schools have not only met the standard of excellence found in traditional on-campus programs," said Dan Schuessler, founder and CEO of Affordable Colleges Foundation. "But they've made online learning their business. Each has years of experience helping students earn degrees online and either build their first career, or begin a new one."
To qualify, schools must have both a mission and a curriculum with a strong online focus, and at least five years of experience delivering online programs to students. Minnesota School of Business began offering online programs in 2000, when it felt it could ensure distance-learning students would receive the same value as traditional students—personal attention and practical, employer-requested skills. The college offers undergraduate, diploma and graduate degree programs in career fields including business and accounting, health sciences, legal sciences and technology.
"The online-focused colleges on our list offer a great balance of cost, quality and student support." said Schuessler. "These three elements, combined with the inherent flexibility of online learning, make these schools great vehicles for earning an online degree."
Visit http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/best-colleges-online/ to view the full list and www.msbcollege.edu to learn more about Minnesota School of Business.
ABOUT MINNESOTA SCHOOL OF BUSINESS
Minnesota School of Business is part of a Minnesota-based, family-managed network of career colleges and universities. The schools prepare students for successful careers in a wide range of high-demand professions. Through its We Care mission, the Colleges integrate career-focused education with applied-learning to expose students to real-world working environments. The Colleges offer undergraduate, diploma and graduate degree programs in career fields including business and accounting, health sciences, legal sciences, technology, creative media and applied arts. More than 30 programs are available online. For more information, visit www.msbcollege.edu.
SOURCE Minnesota School of Business