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BSC energy management degree ranked seventh most affordable in U.S.

Posted on 11/23/2011

The bachelor's degree of Applied Science in Energy Management offered by Bismarck State College was ranked the seventh most affordable online management degree in the nation by, a consumer group that publishes online college rankings and online university ratings.

The Get Educated Official List of Best Buys ranks the top 35 regionally accredited and most affordable online bachelor degrees in management in the United States. BSC is the only institution in North or South Dakota to receive a ranking.

Based on costs from Spring 2011, BSC's Energy Management degree received an A- in the rating scale and a number seven ranking for its overall degree cost of $29,194.

Richard Northrup, assistant professor and developer for the BSC BAS program believes the program is quickly becoming the premier energy management on-line program.

"The BAS is training the present and future managers needed in the energy field. I am proud to be a part of the program. Although I instruct many of the classes, I continue to marvel at how much I learn from the students. The various parts of the business they work in and their perspectives of the industry give me, and their fellow students, insight into how diverse the energy business really is."

The program currently has more than 200 students located all over America and different parts of the world.

"BSC's National Energy Center of Excellence is proud to offer the Bachelor of Applied Science in Energy Management, where students receive a quality education for a great value," said Tammy Heupel, coordinator, BAS in Energy Management.

The Get Educated online university rankings were objectively calculated by comparing tuition and distance education fees at 61 regionally accredited or regional candidate colleges that offer 158 distance bachelor degrees in the formal major area of business management. is a consumer group that publishes online college rankings and online university ratings along the dimensions that matter most to online students themselves: affordability and credibility. For more information, go to

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