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U of M Crookston Earns Additional Accolades for Online Degree Programs

By ltollefs on
Wednesday, November 26, 2014

The University of Minnesota Crookston recently earned additional recognition for the quality and affordability of a number of degree programs offered online.

U of M Crookston's online degree program in accounting was ranked among the 30 most 


affordable online accounting bachelor's degrees in the U.S. UMC's program came in at #19 on the list compiled by Accounting Degree Review. Only institutions with regional accreditation were considered. Accounting Degree Review is an independent online resource for current and prospective accounting and finance students that provides data-based rankings and critical reviews of the top traditional and online accounting and finance degree programs. The rankings may be viewed in their entirety at


Another online resource,, listed the U of M Crookston's online degree programs in accounting and health management among the 20 most affordable or "best value" online degrees in their respective categories for 2015. UMC's online program in accounting ranked #14, and its program in health management ranked #12 in the health care program listing. Both lists are available online at is operated by SR Education Group, a Kirkland, Washington-based education information company.

A third online resource,Computer Science Online, ranked the U of M Crookston among the 


top 20 best colleges for online computer science degrees for 2015, specifically citing UMC's information technology management major. This ranking is available at The organization operates, a website that offers search tools, salary data, and articles and guides for students considering careers working with computers, software, and technology.

A fourth online resource,, listed the U of M Crookston among the 25 best schools for online bachelor's degrees in sports management. UMC came in at #6 on the list for its degree in sport and recreation management.'s business education rankings are designed to help prospective students make informed choices about online higher education opportunities. The ranking is available at

The U of M Crookston currently offers thirteen degree programs entirely online. These degrees are also offered more traditionally on campus as well. They include Accounting (B.S.), Applied Health (B.A.H.), Applied Studies (B.S.), Business (B.S.),Communication (B.S.), Entrepreneurship (B.S.), Finance (B.S.), Health Management (B.S.), Information Technology Management (B.S.), Manufacturing Management (B.M.M.), Marketing (B.S.), Quality Management (B.M.M.), and Sport and Recreation Management (B.S.).  The online programs are administered through the Center for Adult Learning and delivered through three academic units: the Business Department; the Liberal Arts and Education Department; and the Math, Science, and Technology Department.

For more information about the University of Minnesota Crookston and its online degrees, visit, call 800-862-6466 ext. 8681, or

Today the University of Minnesota Crookston delivers 29 bachelor's degree programs, 20 minors, and 36 concentrations on campus--as well as 13 degrees entirely online--in the are as of agriculture and natural resources; business; liberal arts and education; and math, science and technology.  With an enrollment of 1,800 undergraduates from more than 20 countries and 40 states, the Crookston campus offers a supportive, close-knit atmosphere that leads to a prestigious University of Minnesota degree. "Small Campus. Big Degree." To learn more, visit