Northcentral University’s Bachelor’s in Business Administration Programs Rated a “2009 Best Buy” By

Leading 100% online university’s business programs are cited for their quality and affordability.

Underscoring the quality and affordability of its 100% online Bachelor’s in Business Administration Degree programs, Northcentral University ( today announced that its undergraduate business programs have been rated a “2009 Best Buy” by (, a 20-year old national consumer group that evaluates and ranks online colleges for cost and credibility. The 2009 rankings will stand through July 2011 when the results of a new evaluation will be released.

According to Dr. Barnaby B. Barratt, Provost of Northcentral University, the 100% online university’s Bachelor’s in Business Administration Degree programs were ranked in the top third of a field of 83 colleges evaluated by “We are extremely pleased to accept this ‘Best Buy’ certification. It validates our mission to offer working professionals highly flexible, superior quality, and affordably priced undergraduate and graduate degree programs that help learners to achieve their career goals and objectives.”

Dr. Barratt noted that NCU’s ranking of 28 out of a field of 83 colleges and universities is even more gratifying, as the evaluation included a number of large public universities where tuition is naturally low. “NCU excels at combining a high degree of affordability with an even higher degree of one-one-one mentoring that, in our opinion, public universities cannot offer.

“Based on this year’s evaluation by” Dr. Barratt continued, “the cost of earning a bachelor’s degree at NCU can be one-third the cost of earning the same degree at the most expensive schools, and NCU learners progress at their own pace on their own customized schedule. We believe our combination of quality, flexibility, and affordability is unmatched.”

Indeed, the survey released by ranks Northcentral University’s bachelor business programs higher than those offered by Southern New Hampshire University, Mountain State University, Upper Iowa University, University of Massachusetts-Online, Central Michigan University, Washington State University, Western Kentucky University, and University of Wisconsin-Platteville, among others.”

According to Dr. Barratt,’s 2009 evaluation of NCU’s Bachelor’s in Business Degree programs extends the university’s performance record with the independent consumer organization. In 2006, Northcentral University’s Master’s of Arts in Psychology/Marital & Family Therapy program was ranked 8th and the school’s Bachelor’s of Psychology & Human Services degree program was ranked 8th in the survey field. More recently, in 2007 NCU’s Master’s of Business Administration degree programs were ranked 21st out of a field of 168 accredited schools offering 390 Masters in Business degree programs., founded in 1989, rates and ranks online colleges along the dimensions that matter most to consumers: cost and credibility. The online degree clearinghouse also serves to protect distance learners from the dark world of online education fraud through innovative free services, such as The Diploma Mill Police, a database that chronicles consumer alerts on more than 300 fake online colleges and university scams.

About Northcentral University: Since its founding in 1996 Northcentral University ( has pioneered a distinct approach to online Undergraduate, Graduate, and Post Graduate education that is dedicated to teaching individuals rather than classes. Combining the power of the Internet with an unparalleled one-on-one mentoring program, NCU offers students the flexibility to cost-effectively study on their own schedule using their own individual style while receiving personalized attention from course instructors whenever it is needed. Regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, the for profit, 100% online university currently serves over 8,000 students worldwide, offering Bachelor, Masters, and Doctoral degrees in the Schools of Business and Technology Management, Education, and Psychology.

NCU enjoys a long history of innovation. NCU’s School of Business and Technology Management was awarded initial accreditation by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) in 2007. The University was one of only eight schools worldwide to receive initial accreditation and remains the only 100% online institution offering Bachelor, Masters, and Doctoral degrees to have ever received this honor from ACBSP. Today, Northcentral University educates more PhD’s in business and technology management than any other university in the United States.


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