Northcentral University’s Online Master’s in Business Administration Degree Programs Rated a "2010 Best Buy” by GetEducated.com

University’s comprehensive Master’s in Business Administration degree programs ranked 43rd in the country based on a review of 250 regionally accredited online MBA degree programs.

PRESCOTT VALLEY, ARIZONA, April 26, 2010 — Commending the University for its ability to consistently deliver superior quality online degree programs to a national audience at tuition rates well below the national average, GetEducated.com (www.geteducated.com) today ranked Northcentral University (www.ncu.edu) a "2010 Best Buy” in the category of online MBA degree programs. In fact, according to Dr. Clinton Gardner, President of Northcentral University, the school was ranked 43rd in the country based on a review of 250 regionally accredited online MBA degree programs.

"In today’s challenging economy, undergraduate and graduate students everywhere need all the help they can get in order to achieve their educational goals,” Dr. Gardner said today. "Northcentral University prides itself on offering the highest quality degree programs at the most affordable tuition rates. We strive every day to make the dream of higher education a practical reality for millions of Students around the world who, until today, did not have an available way to obtain their desired degree. This certification by GetEducated.com testifies to our current abilities and inspires to future possibilities.”

According to Vicky Phillips, founder of GetEducated.com, "Almost one million online Students visit GetEducated.com annually seeking advice on which of the 406 online MBA degrees we review best meet their needs. The number one question our counselors receive relates to affordability. Consumers want to know where they can obtain a high quality degree at a reasonable cost. We launched our Best Buy awards to help spotlight America’s hidden gems of affordability offered through distance learning.

"We are pleased to spotlight Northcentral University as a Best Buy in these hard economic times. We commend the school’s achievement of being selected among the Best Online Graduate Schools for affordability among their regionally-accredited peers.”

According to the 2010 Best Buy evaluation results, the average cost of a distance learning MBA, which included 90 regionally accredited business schools offering 250 distance MBA degrees, is $22,900. Northcentral University was ranked 43rd out of this field of schools.

GetEducated.com’s 2010 evaluation of Northcentral University’s Master’s in Business degree program follows the rating agency’s 2009 Best Buy certification of the school’s Bachelor’s in Business degree programs. Prior to this, 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.

GetEducated.com, 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 Students 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.