Colorado State University - Pueblo Social Science distance program ranked top best buy

Colorado State University - Pueblo Social Science distance program ranked top best buy 

PUEBLO – Colorado State University-Pueblo ranked first among the Best Buys in Online College Degrees for its distance bachelor's in social science and sociology, according to, which recently released its national affordability rankings of colleges that offer the best values in online bachelor degrees in psychology, social science and human services.
Colorado State University-Pueblo ranked #1 on's affordability rankings for its distance education bachelor's degrees in social science and sociology based on a survey of 37 regionally accredited universities that offer distance bachelor degrees. Applicants will pay a remarkably low rate of about $11,880 for the entire four-year bachelor's degree far less than the average online bachelor's in this career area, which came in at just above $32,000. State of residency does not make a difference in the distance learning tuition rate at CSU-Pueblo.

CSU-Pueblo’s top-ranked degree is offered through a traditional correspondence course format, which allows it to keep costs low and give students more flexibility than even an online version of the same degree. The rankings compare distance learning programs of all types, which do not require students to set foot on a campus.

"Distance education is all about making education more accessible, especially for working adults in need of career specific higher education," according to's Founder and Chief Education Analyst Vicky Phillips. "The cost of college is a huge inhibiting factor for most Americans. Colorado State University-Pueblo is to be lauded for taking the initiative in making higher education more affordable, and therefore more accessible, for learners nationwide."

This is not the first time a Colorado State University campus distance learning initiative has ranked as a top choice for consumers. Colorado State University-Fort Collin's Graduate School of Business rated as a Best Buy among distance MBA programs accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). 

Thomas Edison State College of New Jersey's bachelor's in psychology, social sciences, and sociology ranked number two as the most affordable option at $14,350 (New Jersey residents); just over $21,000 for others. Adams State College of Colorado took the number three spot at $14,600 for online learners.

The most expensive distance degrees for human service professionals included Drexel University (New York) at $76,500, Mercy University of New York ($71,000), University of Great Falls (Montana) at $58,800, and the University of Phoenix of Arizona at $59,280.

A complete list of's Top Ranked Best Buys can be viewed at the clearinghouse's website at

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Colorado State University - Pueblo is a regional, comprehensive university emphasizing professional, career-oriented, and applied programs. Displaying excellence in teaching, celebrating diversity, and engaging in service and outreach, CSU-Pueblo is distinguished by access, opportunity, and the overall quality of services provided to its students.