Western Carolina University’s online bachelor’s degree program in entrepreneurship has received a high national ranking in affordability and “Best Buy” designation from the distance education information clearinghouse GetEducated. com.
WCU’s program was ranked No. 2 in affordability following a national survey of 69 regionally accredited higher education institutions that offer 165 business management- related online bachelor’s degrees, said Melissa Eubank, director of information services for GetEducated. com.
The survey showed that the average cost of an online bachelor’s degree in business is about $53,000, with the most expensive program coming in at more than $131,000, Eubank said. The cost of WCU’s program is $19,715 for North Carolina residents.