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MVNU Online Programs Recognized by Affordable Colleges Online

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio — Mount Vernon Nazarene University received recognition in four areas for Online Learning Excellence by Affordable Colleges Online (ACO) for the 2017 year.

A leader in higher education information, resources, and rankings, ACO identifies the Best Online Colleges for students across the U.S.

"We are honored to be recognized in four areas for online learning excellence. We strive to provide all our students with high-quality programs on a user-friendly online learning platform. Our programs are designed to be relevant and to prepare students to succeed in a highly competitive job market," said Dr. Kevin Hughes, Dean of the School of Graduate and Professional Studies at MVNU.

Mount Vernon Nazarene University was evaluated through a set of detailed data points that resulted in the recognition of four best online degrees: Business Management, Master’s in Healthcare Administration, and Theology. These four degrees were ranked based on their net price, financial aid availability, student-teacher ratio, graduation rate, and regional accreditation. In all degrees, MVNU earned a score of 96 percent or higher reflecting the university's academic determination and excellent standards for higher learning.

"We wanted to honor the colleges and universities setting the bar for online learning," said Dan Schuessler, CEO, and Founder of

"These schools are going above and beyond the industry standard to help make online education programs an excellent option and more affordable."

MVNU's master's degree in Healthcare Administration ranked third overall in a line-up of the top 50 degree programs across the United States. This degree offers substantial financial aid and prepares students for success as a skilled business professional as part of MVNU’s Graduate and Professional Studies Program.

The online bachelor's degree in Business Management ranked 16th overall with a low cost and high financial aid ratio. This program offers students a competitive edge in the workforce. has distinguished its ranking scale by using a Peer-Based Value metric that compares the cost of a program to the cost of other programs with the same (or a similar) qualitative score. It also compares the qualitative score of the program to the score of other programs with the same (or a similar cost).

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Mount Vernon Nazarene University is a private, four-year, intentionally Christian teaching university for traditional age students, graduate students and working adults. With a 327-acre main campus in Mount Vernon, Ohio, and several convenient Graduate and Professional Studies locations throughout the state, MVNU emphasizes academic excellence, spiritual growth and service to community and church. MVNU offers an affordable education to more than 2,200 students from 28 states and 17 countries/U.S. territories.