Siena Heights University was ranked 24th in the nation by the Top 50 Best Value Online Degree Completion Programs for 2021.

In fact, Siena Heights was the only Michigan college or university in the Top 50 list.

“Our SHU Global Online Learning Program continues to set the standard of excellence that we expect at Siena Heights,” said SHU President Sister Peg Albert, OP, PhD. “To be included in this prestigious list, which includes some of the largest public universities in the nation, is quite an accomplishment. Our faculty and staff should be congratulated.”

According to, its editors focused exclusively on programs from accredited, legitimate institutions known for their return on investment. Programs are ranked according to practical factors such as cost, reputation and salary potential.

“Now more than ever, students are in need of a quality online educational experience,” said SHU Global Dean for Graduate and Professional Program Dr. Cheri Betz. “The Value Colleges ranking provides current and potential students with an assurance that as an online student at Siena, they will be in a learning environment that sets them up for success.”

SHU Global offers quality and affordable academic programs for students who are in different places in their lives and careers. Siena Heights has offered online programs since 2004.

“Siena’s consistent recognition by organizations such as Value Colleges and U.S. News and World Report speaks to the years of designated resources our institution has invested in online education,” Dr. Betz said. “Our positive reputation for training and developing online faculty has grown through the years so much so that Siena now offers online faculty trainings to other institutions.”

SHU Global’s unique online Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degree builds on the AAS major students have completed through college study, work experience and/or training. Degrees are available in allied health, public safety, technical and other specialized occupational fields.

SHU Global also offers online bachelor’s degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, Community and Human Services, Multidisciplinary Studies, Professional Communication and RN to BSN, with master’s degrees available in Business Administration (MBA), Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Health Care Leadership, Higher Education Leadership, Nursing (MSN) and Organizational Leadership.

The Siena Tuition Advantage price certainty plan provides a two-year fixed tuition plan for all SHU Global students. SHU Global also partners with businesses and organizations to provide tuition discounts for employees and students.

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