GSW #1 Most Affordable Online Colleges & Degrees in nation

Published 11:26 am Wednesday, July 3, 2019

AMERICUS — It is no secret that Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) is affordable, but to come in first on the list of 2019 Most Affordable Online Colleges and Degrees in the nation is quite the recognition.

According to SR Education Group, GSW has received another top ranking for having the most affordable online degrees in the country across a variety of popular programs. The group researched 723 institutions across the nation in order to highlight 25 of the most affordable online schools.

“Focused attention from faculty and flexible class scheduling are assurances for GSW’s online programs,” said GSW President Neal Weaver. “When combined with the affordability of an accredited institution, it’s no surprise that Georgia Southwestern is at the top of this list. At GSW, we believe you can get a quality education that doesn’t have to come with years of debt.”

Online students made up 60 percent of GSW’s enrollment in Fall 2018, with 1,765 students taking at least one online class during the semester. While most of GSW’s online students come from Georgia, many come from around the country, with 26 other states represented in the online student body. Students often choose online education to work around their part-time or full-time schedule, which can include jobs, family, or other personal commitments.

The majority of GSW’s online students surveyed during the University’s branding efforts in 2018 admitted to choosing GSW because of the “tuition, flexibility, accessibility, value, and reputation for specific degree programs.”

Online MBA student Sara Verderame works a full-time job at Yale University as a financial analyst. The flexibility of the MBA program has allowed her to return to school and complete her degree in her own time. “For those who are just beginning, I can attest it’s been a great experience. I’m finishing up my MBA to advance my career and to personally become more aware of the business world and its many opportunities.”

GSW currently offers six online bachelor’s degrees in business management, marketing, human resources management, accounting, criminal justice and nursing (RN to bachelor of science in nursing). Master’s degrees include a master of business administration which is fully online, a master of education and an education specialist which are both hybrid on- and off-campus courses, and a master of science in computer science which can be fully online or fully on campus. The master of science in nursing consists of four tracks and two certificates: nursing education, nursing leadership/management, mursing informatics, and Family Nurse Practitioner.

GSW was also recently ranked one of the 2019 Best Online Colleges in Georgia by

OnlineU is a product of SR Education Group and is a free and comprehensive guide that enables students to compare all online colleges in the U.S. By providing resources that are easy to use but hard to find elsewhere, OnlineU hopes to empower more Americans to go to college while lowering the overall cost of earning a degree. They want to be part of the solution to the student debt crisis that has been plaguing the nation for years.


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