Value Colleges has ranked Northern Michigan University at number 45 in its 2016 rankings of the Top 50 Best Value Online MPA Programs. Value Colleges considered only regionally accredited institutions and calculated the Top 50 based largely on US News and World Report rankings, College Scorecard salary data and cost per credit hour, as stated on the schools’ websites. NMU’s program is offered completely online.
“With the Bureau of Labor Statistics citing a significant shortage of experienced, credentialed public managers and administrators on the job market, working public service professionals are feeling the pressure to get a graduate degree and advance their careers,” stated a Value Colleges release. “Most people in a professional position cannot afford to leave their jobs to go back to school, and others just need to work to make ends meet. With increased demand, online MPA programs are proliferating quickly, but they are not all reputable. The Value Colleges mission is to provide prospective students with the information they need to make the best decisions for their education and their finances.”
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