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Two S.C. Universities Make List Of Best Online MBA Programs In 2019

A new study shows that two South Carolina Universities made the list of the best online MBA programs in 2019. The Citadel was ranked No. 120 and Coastal Carolina University was ranked No. 127.

While traditional MBA enrollment is down across the board, online MBA programs are seeing record numbers of people enroll due to lower tuition costs and the ability to study from anywhere.

In fact, the U.S. News and World Report 2019 list of online MBA programs includes 301 schools, up from just 170 in 2017. analyzed all programs and released a study on the 202 Best Online MBA Programs in 2019.

Programs without accreditation (AACSB or ACBSP) were not included. The rankings were determined by analyzing five criteria: tuition, accreditation, acceptance rate, student support, and engagement.

As part of the study, more than 100 former online MBA students were surveyed and 83 percent ranked tuition price as their number one consideration when choosing a program.

Based solely on tuition, also ranked the 25 highest priced online MBA programs and the 25 most affordable programs.