BSU online programs garner “Students Before Profits” recognition

Bemidji State University’s online master’s degree programs in education have again been honored for their quality and affordability.

Nonprofit Colleges Onlineonline-masters-in-education-300x285 ranked BSU 33rd on its “Students Before Profits Award” list, which was created to promote nonprofit colleges and universities offering online degree programs that put students before profits and education before the bottom line.

In selecting programs for the list, the organization examined online programs from accredited, nonprofit colleges and universities with objectively lower-than-average tuition cost and then ranked the programs according to their affordability.

“Many of these programs are consistently ranked among the top graduate programs in education available by multiple national publications,” the site said in its announcement of the list. “We stand behind all of these programs and believe each of them to provide an extremely high caliber of educator preparation.”

BSU was one of only two colleges or universities in Minnesota to make the 50-institution list; the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth ranked 25th.

About Nonprofit Colleges Online
Nonprofit Colleges Online promotes online colleges and universities that put students before profits and education before the bottom line. As the number of students choosing to earn part or all of their degree online has continued to climb, more respected schools have begun offering top-quality, fully accredited online degrees to meet the demand. Nonprofit Colleges Online helps prospective students learn about and connect with schools where they can get a quality online education that puts their needs and success first.

• Lynn Johnson, director of extended learning; (218) 755-2068

• BSU Center for Extended Learning
• Nonprofit Colleges Online
• Nonprofit Colleges Online “Students Before Profits Award

Bemidji State University, located in northern Minnesota’s lake district, occupies a wooded campus along the shore of Lake Bemidji. Enrolling more than 5,000 students, Bemidji State offers more than 50 undergraduate majors and nine graduate programs encompassing arts, sciences and select professional programs. BSU is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system and has a faculty and staff of more than 550. University signature themes include environmental stewardship, civic engagement and global and multi-cultural understanding.