ATLANTA – Mercer University features prominently in the Best Online Colleges and Most Affordable Online Colleges rankings for 2019, released by SR Education Group, an education research publisher founded in 2004.
Online programs included among the Best Online Colleges rankings included Penfield College of Mercer University’s Bachelor of Arts in communication, Bachelor of Science in homeland security and emergency management, Bachelor of Science in informatics and Master of Science in criminal justice and public safety leadership; the School of Business and Economics’ Bachelor of Business Administration degrees in human resource management, management and marketing and Master of Business Administration degrees in healthcare management, human resources and marketing; and the School of Engineering’s Master of Science in technical communication management.
Online programs included among the Most Affordable Online Colleges rankings included Penfield College’s Bachelor of Science in homeland security and emergency management and Master of Science in criminal justice and public safety leadership; and the School of Engineering’s Master of Science in Engineering in software engineering and Master of Science in software systems.
Additionally, the University overall was recognized among the Best Online Colleges in Georgia and Best Online Colleges for Women in STEM.
“We are excited to offer the most comprehensive and diverse collection of online school and program rankings. Our resources give prospective students transparent and accessible information to help them make important decisions about investments in their education and future career paths,” said Sung Rhee, CEO of SR Education Group.
SR Education Group’s rankings take into account annual tuition, accreditation and PayScale.com salary data to determine the best and most affordable online colleges across the nation.
Since salaries differ by degree level and program, SR Education Group utilizes bachelor’s, master’s and program-specific salary data for the rankings. Manually collected tuition rates are also specific to degree level and program.
SR Education Group’s 2019 rankings include 861 unique schools, between its Best Online Colleges and Most Affordable Online Colleges lists.
“The faculty and I are delighted with this recognition, which demonstrates our commitment to excellence in online teaching and learning, our commitment to affordable and accessible online degree programs in high demand growth areas, as well as proven return on investment through student earning potential,” said Dr. Priscilla Danheiser, dean of Penfield College.
For more information on Penfield College’s programs, visit penfield.mercer.edu/programs.
“Mercer’s Eugene W. Stetson School of Business and Economics is thrilled with this recognition,” said Dr. Susan P. Gilbert, dean of the School of Business and Economics. “The ranking compares starting salaries with education costs across national business programs. This recognition is very consistent with our mission to provide career-focused business education for our students.”
For more information on the School of Business and Economics’ programs, visit business.mercer.edu/programs.
“We are proud of the quality of our online programs housed within the School of Engineering and are delighted for the external validation provided by the SR Education Group rankings,” said Dr. Laura Lackey, dean of the School of Engineering.
For more information on the School of Engineering’s programs, visit engineering.mercer.edu/programs.