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Nonprofit Colleges Online Releases 2017 Rankings of Best Online Bachelor’s in Human Resources Degree Programs

RALEIGH, N.C., / via PRNewswire/  To best maintain what many argue is a business’ most important capital — people — Human Resources is an important mechanism to maintain the well-being of employees.  As businesses grow and become larger, it becomes vital for organizations to hire people that maintain the organizational structure well providing policies that govern compensation, benefits, and interactions in the workplace.

Many students who are interested in the study of Human Resources are looking for college programs that meet their needs of accessibility and affordability.  As working while going to school becomes more commonplace, many students look towards online degrees for the flexibility of scheduling and delivery.

Students planning to study Human Resources will find themselves to be highly-marketable on the job market.  The job outlook for those with degrees in Human Resources is quite good.  By studying Human Resources, students will be able to easily slot into a human resource role at any business.  Fortunately, as businesses begin to globalize, the need for Human Resources departments becomes more present.

Nonprofit Colleges Online, a website dedicated to putting students before profits has published a ranking of 2017 Best Online Bachelor’s in Human Resources Degree Programs.

For this ranking, Nonprofit Colleges Online selected programs from well-regarded universities and colleges that have lower than average tuition costs and are accredited by trusted sources. They then ranked them according to their estimated tuition cost.

Western Governors University places first in this ranking, offering students the best value for its Bachelor of Science in Business – Human Resource Management degree. Western Governors University is located in Salt Lake City, Utah, and has an estimated tuition cost of $23,120.

Fort Hays State University, located in Hays, Florida, places second with an estimated tuition cost of $26,289.

Metropolitan State University places third in our overall ranking with an estimated tuition cost of $30,240. Metropolitan State University his located in Saint Paul, Minneapolis.

As companies scale, they must hire professionals to maintain the organizational structure of the company and to administer the employee population.  Those who are looking to enter the field of Human Resources will need to be highly-effective communicators who are interested in maintaining the well-being of fellow employees.  Human Resources will only become more and more applicable to the job market as businesses continue to grow in size.

Here is a list of the other colleges and universities selected for the ranking (alphabetically ordered).

Amridge University – Montgomery, Alabama
Anderson University – Anderson, South Carolina
Athens State University – Athens, Alabama
Avila University – Kansas City, Missouri
Baker College – Flint, Michigan
Bellevue University – Bellevue, Nebraska
Brandman University – Irvine, California
Brenau University – Gainesville, Georgia
Cleary University – Genoa, Michigan
Cedar Crest College – Allentown, Pennsylvania
Colorado Christian University – Lakewood, Colorado
Colorado State University – Fort Collins, Colorado
Concordia University – Saint Paul – Saint Paul, Minnesota
Davenport University – Grand Rapids, Michigan
DeSales University – Center Valley, Pennsylvania
Dickinson State University – Dickinson, North Dakota
Excelsior College – Albany, New York
Fisher College – Boston, Massachusetts
Franklin University – Columbus, Ohio
Golden Gate University – San Francisco, California
LeTourneau University – Longview, Texas
Liberty University – Lynchburg, Virginia
Limestone College – Gaffney, South Carolina
McKendree University – Shiloh, Illinois
Mount Vernon Nazarene University – Mount Vernon, Ohio
Oakland City University – Oakland City, Indiana
Peirce College – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania State University – State College, Pennsylvania
Regent University – Virginia Beach, Virginia
Remington College – Lafayette, Louisiana
Saint Leo University – Saint Leo, Florida
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College – Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana
Southern New Hampshire University – Hooksett, New Hampshire
Southwestern College – Kansas – Winfield, Kansas
Stevens-Henager College – Ogden, Utah
Upper Iowa University – Fayette, Iowa
University of Maryland University College – Adelphi, Maryland

As businesses grow and become larger, it becomes even more vital for organizations to hire people that possess the necessary expertise in policies that govern compensation, benefits, and interactions in the workplace.

“Many would argue that the most important asset of any business or organization is its people — that is, its staff. Human resources professionals are tasked with the care and oversight of an organization’s employees, and therefore play a fundamental role in the ongoing health and functionality of the workplace,” says Sam Mazany, site editor at Nonprofit Colleges Online. He continues, “Many students who are interested in the field of human resources are looking specifically for a college program that is both accessible and affordable. Online bachelor’s degrees like those in this ranking offer a flexibility that allows students to continue working while earning a degree online. We hope this ranking will be a valuable resource for students who are considering this career path.”


Nonprofit Colleges Online ( is an online publication committed to promoting accredited institutions that put students before profits. The site helps students find affordable, distance education learning solutions by publishing rankings that make this information more readily available.  For additional rankings and information, please visit our website.

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