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    My 12th grade son is graduating high school in 2 weeks (yeah!) and has accumulated a nice collection of 100/200 level credit from dual enrollment and ACE sources (Sophia and Straighterline). His distribution of credit is pretty good, he's around 70 credits.

    It's time to pull the trigger for a bachelor's degree.

    He's eager to take online classes, not test out- so what I'm looking for is low tuition with good credit acceptance of ACE credit. When I start doing real comparisons using real degree plans online, costs for CLASSES at the big 3 are off the table- obviously too expensive. Less expensive by a tiny amount is Liberty or Upper Iowa. APUS isn't transfer friendly anymore- not sure what happened there, but they are capping ACE credit at 30 now. So, while they are less per credit, he's looking at taking 90 with them instead of only 60.

    Throw me some names- I want USA RA, but he's completely fine with whatever I find for him. I would only add that Precal isn't happening- so that's an issue at a few others I've ruled out. Any suggestions would be appreciated!
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    In regard to cost (only), two names that frequently come up are Northwestern State University of Louisiana and Fort Hays State University. I know nothing in regards to credit acceptance, etc. I'd be a little surprised if USNews didn't have one of those "Top 10" articles on this subject.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kizmet View Post
    In regard to cost (only), two names that frequently come up are Northwestern State University of Louisiana and Fort Hays State University. I know nothing in regards to credit acceptance, etc. I'd be a little surprised if USNews didn't have one of those "Top 10" articles on this subject.
    Oh yeah, Fort Hays- I'd forgotten about them. Haven't checked into Northwestern, thanks for the leads!!
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    Peru State College is rather inexpensive IIRC.

    Outside of U. S. RA, University of London and the program I'm in, Accounting degree at Oxford Brookes through ACCA, are exceptional value. On the other hand, they resemble degree by testing in format,rather tough, and AS-level transfer credit would likely not apply (well, maybe a few exemptions if AS degree is granted). So may be not for your son, but must be mentioned for the sake of completeness.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stanislav View Post
    Peru State College is rather inexpensive IIRC.

    Outside of U. S. RA, University of London and the program I'm in, Accounting degree at Oxford Brookes through ACCA, are exceptional value. On the other hand, they resemble degree by testing in format,rather tough, and AS-level transfer credit would likely not apply (well, maybe a few exemptions if AS degree is granted). So may be not for your son, but must be mentioned for the sake of completeness.
    Thanks for throwing those in. I'm not going to pursue an AA with him simply because it would likely involve extra hoops or cost, I've no patience for either. I will check out Peru State! Thanks!!
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    The competency-based schools: Patten, WGU , Brandman , etc. Or, he could just take online courses somewhere and transfer to the Big 3 .
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    Also check out the University of Wyoming. They have very few online degree programs but Business is one of them. Plus, the costs are rather low. Best of luck to your kiddo.
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    +1, I second the Big 3 choice, for example - have your son take as many courses elsewhere (Straighterline, Study.com, etc) and transfer them to TESU.
    The Big 3 allow up to 117 credits transferred, your son actually has to take 1 capstone course, the total cost in the end trumps all other programs!
    +1, also for the other choice of Competency Based degrees at Brandman , Patten, WGU and etc. I think most of them will allow up to 90 credits.
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