Washington Adventist University Ranks Among Schools with Most Affordable Online MPA Degrees

Takoma Park, Maryland (April 26, 2016) Washington Adventist University (WAU) was recently named among the “Top 30 Most Affordable Online Master’s Degree Programs in Public Administration 2016” by the Grad School Hub website. The university is ranked 29th on the list, based on its current graduate tuition and fees, as published by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) College Navigator.

A Master’s in Public Administration (MPA) degree is for individuals interested in working in leadership and management roles within the public service sector – including the local, state or federal levels. According to Grad School Hub staff, the online Washington Adventist University MPA program is “designed to equip students with the advanced skills needed for real-world business situations.”

Online MPA programs are specifically designed to accommodate busy, working adults who require the flexibility and convenience that distance learning provides.
Washington Adventist University was also named this year to the “15 Best Value Colleges of Maryland” by the Best Value Schools website. On that listing, the university is ranked 12th, based on graduation rate, net price, acceptance rate and a 20-year return on investment. The ranking was created using data from the National Center for Education Statistics’ College Navigator and PayScale.

Additional rankings that include Washington Adventist University are the top 100 “Most Affordable Small Schools East of the Mississippi,” the top 30 “Great Small Schools for a Counseling Degree,” the nation’s top 30 “Great Small Colleges for a Teaching Degree,” and the top 50 “Best Value Small Colleges for a Biology Degree.” In the “2016 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges Edition,” Washington Adventist University is ranked 43rd in best regional colleges of the north.

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Washington Adventist University is Montgomery County’s only four-year private college. Part of the Seventh-day Adventist system of higher education, Washington Adventist University has been educating college students since 1904 on a 19-acre campus in suburban Takoma Park, close to the nation’s capital. Approximately 1,100 students of all faiths participate in the university’s nine graduate and 30 undergraduate programs. The 2016 edition of U.S. News & World Report ranked Washington Adventist University among the best regional colleges in the north.

Media Contacts:
Angie Crews, 301-891-4134, acrews@wau.edu
Donna Bigler, 240-286-1169, dbigler@wau.edu

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