Boston University Online

Boston University (BU) is a private research university located in Boston, Massachusetts. Founded in 1869, it has over 4,000 faculty members and 31,000 enrolled students making it one of the largest private universities in the United States. Well-known BU faculty members and alumni include Martin Luther King, Jr. and several Nobel and Pulitzer Prize winners.

A member of the Boston Consortium for Higher Education, BU offers an extremely wide range of Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral degrees in such fields as arts and sciences, communications, management, engineering, pre-law and pre-medicine.

BU also offers an Extended Education program that provides innovative continuing and part-time education to students who may be too busy to attend traditional campus-based classes. An integral part of Extended Education is the Boston University Online Degree and Certificate Program that allows students to pursue their degree or acquire their certification 100% online via the Internet. Apart from the flat rate of US$40 as registration fee, tuition cost for online courses vary according to the degree program chosen and the number of credits enrolled in. Financial aid and merit-based scholarships are extended to help students with the cost of tuition.

The Times Higher Education Supplement ranks Boston University 20th in the U.S. and 56th in the world in its 2009 list of Top 200 Universities while the U.S. News & World Report ranks Boston University 56th among national universities for 2011. BU’s online school was recently ranked #2 by The Best Colleges among all online colleges & Universities. Moreover, the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) also presented BU with a Silver Best Practices Award for Distance Learning Programming for its M.S. in Health Communication (MSHC) program.

Boston University is a member of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and has been accredited by NEASC since 1929.

Source: Boston University Online Info