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eULM bachelor degree programs named nation’s most affordable

Published January 15, 2016

The University of Louisiana Monroe’s bachelor degree programs have been named the nation’s most affordable by OnlineCollegePlan.com.

The site notes that “an online degree is an option at a growing number of colleges/universities, and that they are becoming far more mainstream than just a few years ago.” The data was compiled in order to help prospective students understand the real costs of online education and to provide them with a list of the most affordable programs in the nation. 

The company filtered data from the National Center for Education Statistics, a bureau of the U.S. Department of Education, for all institutions of higher learning nationwide that offer online bachelor’s degree.

ULM came in at no. 32, outranking several other universities in the state, including the University of Louisiana Lafayette, the University of New Orleans, and McNeese State University.

The ranking comes on the heels of a similar ranking by College Choice, which named eULM as the most affordable online program in the state and no. 33 in the nation.

"ULM is committed to providing adult learners the opportunity to earn their education at an affordable cost,” said Paula Thornhill, director of eULM. “In today’s economic climate, affordable education is a necessity and we are making sure that we do our part in making that happen.”

eULM offers one associate degree, sixteen bachelor degrees, eighteen master degrees, and two doctoral degrees. The online program has received numerous national recognitions and rankings.

The Online College Plan ranking can be viewed at http://www.onlinecollegeplan.com/rankings/50-most-affordable-online-bachelors-degree-granting-colleges/. 

For more information about eULM, visit ulm.edu/eulm.