Brescia University Recognized for Online Degree Program Excellence

Brescia University has been recognized for excellence in psychology education. The school earned the 3rd position on the list of Best Online Psychology Degrees for 2016. Affordable Colleges Online, a leader in higher education data and information, generated the ranking by analyzing cost and quality metrics across thousands of U.S. colleges with online nursing degree options.

“We wanted to highlight the schools that are setting a high standard for online programs,” said Dan Schuessler, CEO and Founder of Affordable Colleges Online, “It is important to honor these universities who are going above and beyond the standard for online learning.”

Only public, not-for-profit institutions were eligible for the ranking. The primary data points used to identify the Best Online Psychology Degrees of 2016 include the following:

  • In-state tuition and fees
  • Percent of full-time undergraduate students receiving institutional financial aid
  • Number of online programs offered
  • Student-to-teacher ratio

Brescia University was also included on Affordable Colleges Online list of Best Online Social Work Degree for 2016-2017.

For this ranking, schools were evaluated on the count and breadth of their online social work program available in addition to the data points mentioned above. 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).

“We are grateful for the recognition that has been provided to us for our online degree programs,” stated Father Larry Hostetter, President of Brescia University. “It is our mission to provide a quality, affordable education to any person who so chooses to pursue a degree, in the traditional format and in the non-traditional format. I am thankful for the dedicated and talented faculty and staff that work every day to ensure that students are receiving an education that is formatted to meet their needs and helps them achieve their dreams. We are proud of our alumni who have come from programs such as Psychology and Social Work that take their degree from Brescia University and use it to make a difference in the world.”

An in-depth look at the Best Online Psychology Degrees for 2016 can be seen here:

An in-depth look at the Best Online Social Work Degrees for 2016 can be seen here: