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HU's online programs recognized for affordability

Posted: Friday, April 24, 2015

OnlineColleges.net has recognized Huntington University’s online programs as among the most affordable in Indiana. HU is ranked number 14 on the list of 25 schools.

“In a time when Americans are questioning the cost of higher education, it is truly an honor to receive this recognition,” said Julie Goetz, HU’s director of graduate and professional programs. “Huntington University strives to hold costs down while ensuring that the quality of the education we provide remains high.”

The rankings were compiled using data from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). OnlineColleges.net pulled a master list of accredited, not-for-profit schools offering degree programs online. Each school that made the list offers a range of programs that can be completed fully online, and then institutions were ranked by tuition cost.

Huntington University offers three fully online graduate programs with master’s degrees in global initiatives (missions), global youth leadership and pastoral leadership. The university also has two graduate programs that include online and face-to-face components with a master’s in youth ministry leadership and a Master of Education degree.

HU has online bachelor’s degree programs for adult students in the areas of business administration, criminal justice, not-for-profit leadership, human resource management, marketing and psychology. An associate degree in organizational management is also available in an online format. A bachelor’s degree program in social work can be completed mostly online but does include face-to-face components. In addition to the fully online bachelor’s and master’s degree programs, online undergraduate courses are offered to traditional undergraduate students during the summer months.

In the fall of 2015, HU will add online master’s degree programs in counseling and organizational leadership through its new Townsend Institute for Leadership & Counseling founded by Dr. John Townsend, New York Times best-selling author, leadership consultant, and one of the country’s top psychologists.

Along with the OnlineColleges.net ranking, Christian Universities Online recently listed Huntington University’s online graduate degree programs as No. 23 on its list of the Best Online Christian Graduate Schools in the nation. HU was the top Indiana school on the list. According to an NCES report, in fall 2012, 11.2 percent of students enrolled in Title IV institutions in Indiana (50,893 students) were in exclusively online programs.

To learn more about HU’s online offerings, see www.huntington.edu/online. For a complete list of schools ranked by OnlineColleges.net, visit www.onlinecolleges.net/indiana/.