I have been looking into a doctoral degree for quite some time now. My Masters is in Ed Leadership and that's primarily what I would like to focus on for a doctoral program. I am looking to keep the cost down. Don't get me wrong, I wouldn't mind paying a little more if the school had a great reputation, but I have yet to find a distance learning program that meets that criteria. Any degree I pursue must be from an RA institution for obvious reasons, as well as offer Fed Financial Aid. I'm in Chicago and would like to become an administrator. I am also interested in possibly teaching at the college level, but if that doesn't happen- I wouldn't be heartbroken as its not a main goal of mine. Some of the schools I've become interested in seem to be a bit conservative. I am wondering if this would have an effect on me in the program since I might share a difference in views. Also, I'm wondering what impact this might have on my resume later on. I have looked into the following schools; Walden- Accepted, but expensive GCU- Accepted, reasonably priced. Mixed reviews about the school posted online. Liberty- Accepted, reasonably priced, perhaps too conservative? Univ of the Cumberlands- Great tuition, unsure of reputation, perhaps too conservative? NCU- Acceptance was too easy. Also, overpriced (tuition going up again in 2014). NovaSE U- Expensive Capella- Expensive Looking to get started ASAP, so any advice about the schools listed would be greatly appreciated. Any other schools I am missing?