Four Louisiana online MBA program make rankings

    Editor’s note: A previously published version of this story incorrectly stated that LSU did not make the ranking. However, LSU did not participate in the survey and thus would not be included in the listing. Daily Report regrets the error. 

    Four Louisiana universities made the list of the best online MBA programs in 2019 from

    Louisiana Tech University came in at No. 14, University of Louisiana Monroe was No. 146, Louisiana State University Shreveport was No. 188, and McNeese State University was 191st on the 202-school list.

    The top-ranked school on the list was Auburn University, which has a 78% acceptance rate.

    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. The U.S. News and World Report 2019 list of online MBA programs includes 301 schools, up from 170 in 2017.

    Programs without national accreditations were not included in the list, which ranked schools based on tuition, accreditation, acceptance rate, student support and engagement.

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

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