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CSC's MBA receives high national ranking

May 14, 2012

A website that ranks online Master’s of Business Administration degrees gives Chadron State College high marks for its MBA program.

The site mbaonline.com puts CSC’s online MBA at No. 12 on its list of 35 colleges and universities of all sizes from coast to coast. The rankings examined a variety of criteria, including affordability, reputation, prestige and enrollment statistics. Those creating the rankings examined data from services such as College Results and the National Center for Education Statistics.

Dr. Randy Rhine, CSC interim president, said the high ranking is welcomed by the institution, although he’s not surprised by it.

“Our master’s degree programs have been growing in popularity, and the MBA is certainly no exception,” Rhine said. “I commend our business faculty for delivering such a quality online program for a price that is well below other institutions on the list.”

CSC has packaged business courses into an online eight-week format, designed to be flexible for degree-seekers who want to complete a program in short time without relocating.

The website, mbaonline.com, takes note that CSC’s program requires a minimum of 24 hours of graduate coursework, and that students may transfer up to nine hours from another accredited graduate program.

The MBA continues to gain popularity at CSC, and has contributed to the institution’s enrollment increases of recent years.

Of the institution’s record 74 master’s degree graduates this spring, 19 received the MBA. A total of 120 students were enrolled in the program this spring, representing 35 states and nations.

The news from mbaonline.com comes after another website, Guide to Online Schools, ranked CSC No. 5 among the nation’s non-profit online colleges and universities. That list was released in January.

—Justin Haag, CSC Information Services

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