2014 - 2015 Years Best Universities in America You Can Rely For Quality, Affordable and Best Bang Bucks Education

Whether you're a high school student considering college for the first time, or an adult aspiring to attain a higher level of education for personal fulfillment or career advancement, online education is an excellent option for those looking to pursue a degree, while continuing with their present commitments. It also allows one to choose from a wide variety of schools and programs not available in their area.

Accreditation is one of the most important considerations for choosing an online university. Other important factors that you must check on the faculty qualifications, flexibility and convenience of the course and whether it suits your lifestyle, tuition fees and provision of any financial grants or scholarships, the time taken to complete the course and the facilities and support provided during the course as well on completion.

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Georgetown University

Georgetown University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, #20. Its tuition and fees are $44,805 (2013-14). Georgetown University, Established in 1789, Georgetown is the nation’s oldest Catholic and Jesuit university, is one of the world’s leading academic and research institutions, offering a unique educational experience that prepares the next generation of global citizens to lead and make a difference in the world.

Georgetown takes an integrated approach to educating students in its School of Medicine and School of Nursing and Health Studies. The university is home to an internationally recognized academic medical center with a three-part mission of research, teaching and patient care, the latter through its clinical partner MedStar Health.

  • Master of Science in Finance

    Georgetown University’s MSF online program takes today’s best financial professionals and transforms them into recognized leaders in their profession. At the program’s core is a world-class curriculum that consists of rigorous coursework, real-world applications, a global outlook and a commitment to ethical values. You will learn firsthand from a faculty of distinguished scholars and award-winning teachers dedicated to your success.

    The prominence of Georgetown’s Finance Area was recently recognized by the Bloomberg Businessweek (April 08, 2013) ranking of Georgetown as the best undergraduate school for finance (ahead of schools such as the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, Cornell and New York University).

    Georgetown have many alumni who work, for example, at Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, J.P. Morgan, Citibank, UBS, and Bank of America/Merrill Lynch. Many of it's graduates accept consulting positions at firms such as McKinsey, Bain, Boston Consulting Group, Deloitte, Ernst and Young, and PriceWaterhouseCoopers. Other graduates are hired by Fortune 500 firms such as Hewlett-Packard, GlaxoSmithKline, General Electric, General Mills, Nike and PepsiCo.

    When you graduate with your MSF degree, you will be fully prepared to take your place among global financial leaders with knowledge that includes:

    • The ability to value stocks, bonds, and derivatives using cutting edge valuation methods.
    • A comprehensive understanding of how to evaluate corporate investment projects.
    • An appreciation for the importance of ethical decision-making.
    • The ability to construct an efficient portfolio using the latest techniques for estimating expected returns and risks.
    • A thorough understanding of how markets work according to the Efficient Market Hypothesis and the alternative hypothesis of Behavioral Finance.
    • The ability to blend sophisticated modeling with a global mindset in the management of corporate risks.
    • A deep understanding of how public and private financial institutions work.

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  • Master of Science in Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner

    The Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) program prepares registered nurses to fulfill the role of a competent, dedicated practitioner responsible for managing the care of families in the primary care setting.

    FNPs are clinical experts who implement a holistic approach that emphasizes both care and cure. They apply cutting-edge science and manage the health needs of patients in primary care settings. The focus of the FNP program is to provide the academic knowledge and clinical skills necessary for health promotion, disease prevention, assessment, and management of common acute and chronic illnesses.

    Earning your FNP certification can position you for tremendous career advancement, and give you the tools you need to make a greater impact on the well-being of patients across the lifespan. The program is available in either a full- or part-time format.

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University of Southern California

University of Southern California's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, #23. Its tuition and fees are $46,298 (2013-14).

world’s leading private research universities. An anchor institution in Los Angeles, a global center for arts, technology and international trade, USC enrolls more international students than any other U.S. university and offers extensive opportunities for internships and study abroad.

Number of Students (2012-13 academic year) was (Rounded to the nearest 500) Undergraduates were 18,000 and Graduate and professional were 22,000, measuring Total- 40,000 Students. Out of that International Students (Fall 2012) that Regularly Enrolled were 7,889.

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Brandeis University

Brandeis University is an American private research university with a liberal arts focus. It is located in Waltham, Massachusetts, 9 miles west of Boston. The university has an enrollment of approximately 3,600 undergraduate and 2,200 graduate students. It was tied for 32nd among national universities in the United States in U.S. News & World Report 's 2014 rankings. Forbes listed Brandeis University as number 51 among all national universities and liberal arts colleges combined in 2013. Its tuition and fees are $46,106 (2013-14).

Brandeis was founded in 1948 as a nonsectarian Jewish community-sponsored coeducational institution on the site of the former Middlesex University. The university is named for Louis Brandeis (1856–1941), the first Jewish Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.

Nearly 50 percent of students participate in study abroad programs offered in about 70 countries around the world. The Brandeis Judges field more than 15 NCAA Division III teams and are known for their strong men’s soccer team. There is no Greek life on campus. Brandeis University is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). The New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) Commission on Institutions of Higher Education reaffirmed Brandeis University’s accreditation in fall 2006.

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Case Western Reserve University

Case Western Reserve University (also known as Case Western Reserve, Case Western, Case, Reserve, and CWRU) is a private research university in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,386, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 178 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. In U.S. News & World Report's Case Western Reserve University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, 37. Its tuition and fees are $41,800 (2013-14).

Case Western Reserve University is known for its world class research and with more than 150 student organizations, there are plenty of opportunities to get involved outside the classroom, too. The University Team compete in the Division III University Athletic Association.

Case Western Reserve continued its surge in undergraduate applications this year as more than 21,600 students applied for admission to the Class of 2018. The total represents an 18 percent increase over last year—and a leap of nearly 200 percent since President Barbara R. Snyder arrived in 2007.

  • M.S. in Social Administration - Community & Social Development:- Case Western Reserve University's online Master of Science in Social Administration (MSSA) - Community and Social Development prepares students with the practical knowledge they'll need to become influential leaders in the field, whether practicing locally, nationally, and internationally.

    Develop the practical skills and values needed to lead and organize comprehensive social change on a broad scale. Address a range of issues including globalization, poverty, inequality and oppression, cultural diversity, women's issues, human rights and more. Each state's social work board determines the requirements applicable to candidates seeking licensure.

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Boston University

Boston University (most commonly referred to as BU or otherwise known as Boston U.) is a private, nonsectarian research university located in Boston, Massachusetts. that was founded in 1839. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 18,306, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 133 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Boston University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, #41. Its tuition and fees are $44,910 (2013-14). BU is categorized as an RU/VH Research University (very high research activity) in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

The Boston University Terriers compete in the NCAA's Division I. BU athletic teams compete in the Patriot League, Hockey East, and Colonial Athletic Association conferences, and their mascot is Rhett the Boston Terrier. Boston University is well known for men's hockey, in which it has won five national championships, most recently in 2009.

BU also has nearly 500 student clubs, ranging from Ski Racing to the Juggling Association. BU created one of the first study abroad programs, and currently sponsors more than 90 international programs.

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Northeastern University

Northeastern's main campus is situated in the Fenway, Roxbury, South End, and Back Bay neighborhoods. The university has more than 16,000 undergraduates and almost 8,000 graduate students. In 2013, three students were named Fulbright Scholars. Northeastern is categorized as a RU/H Research University (high research activity) by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 13,107, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 73 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Northeastern University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, #49. Its tuition and fees are $41,686 (2013-14).

It's cooperative education program integrates classroom study with professional experience on seven continents. In 2012-2013, 7,968 students participated in the co-op program. 51 percent of 2012 graduates received a job offer from a previous co-op employer.

The Northeastern University Huskies compete in the NCAA Division I as members of Colonial Athletic Association in 14 varsity sports offered by the CAA. The men's and women's hockey teams compete in Hockey East, while the men's and women's rowing teams compete in the Eastern Association of Rowing Colleges (EARC) and Eastern Association of Women's Rowing Colleges (EAWRC), respectively. In 2013, men's basketball won its first CAA regular season championship, men's soccer won the CAA title for the first time and women's ice hockey won a record 16th Beanpot championship.

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