U of Atlanta DBA Cheap
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Well, maybe not cheap, but definitely less expensive than most.

Basic program tuition totals $16,500...but, you can get as many as 15 units transfer credit, which could bring it down as low as $11,500.  Plus if you pay cash up front you get another 10% off, bringing it down to $10,350.  Still not pocket change for most of us, but a great deal for an accredited (DETC) doctorate.

University of Atlanta is the former Barrington that was one of the clones' favorite whipping boys.  That combined with the price makes it one to take a long look at if you are thinking of going the DBA route.

More details online here, and the prospectus they send you if you fill out the online "pre-application" is attached below.


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Albert Hidel Wrote:Well, maybe not cheap, but definitely less expensive than most.
Basic program tuition totals $16,500...but, you can get as many as 15 units transfer credit, which could bring it down as low as $11,500.  Plus if you pay cash up front you get another 10% off, bringing it down to $10,350.  Still not pocket change for most of us, but a great deal for an accredited (DETC) doctorate.
University of Atlanta is the former Barrington that was one of the clones' favorite whipping boys.  That combined with the price makes it one to take a long look at if you are thinking of going the DBA route.
More details online here, and the prospectus they send you if you fill out the online "pre-application" is attached below.

I wonder what JB, G-G, Puffman, and Wing Commander Douglas now have to say about the former degree mill?
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DR ANATIDAE Wrote:I wonder what JB, G-G, Puffman, and Wing Commander Douglas now have to say about the former degree mill?


The translation of the US rank of captain would be flight lieutenant. Canada abandoned the Commonwealth airforce rank structure because of rank inflation. You simply can't have wing commanders commanding squadrons and squadron leaders commanding flights etc. They now have army rank - less explaining.

I thought Douglas was the only serving Air Marshall in the US Airforce after hearing how he did the Major? General's job in Korea.
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#4
Albert Hidel Wrote:$10,350.  

Another place for a good deal on a DETC-accredited doctorate is California InterContinental University, also known as Cal University or Cal U.  

http://www.caluniversity.edu/Doctorate/

Total tuition there for the 60 unit program is $13,800, but they grant 9 units transfer credit, so that could bring it down to $11,730.

Although "University of Atlanta" definitely has the weightier-sounding brand name, I'd take either one of these places over that 8-month wonder in a make-up-your-own major.  

The current per term tuition at Union for the "Interdisciplinary Studies" PhD is $11,417, so even if you managed to pull off the 65 unit program in only four terms you still would be looking at $45,668 for a gold standard punchline.  
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Quote:The current per term tuition at Union for the "Interdisciplinary Studies" PhD is $11,417, so even if you managed to pull off the 65 unit program in only four terms you still would be looking at $45,668 for a gold standard punchline.

They can go take part in one of Thomas Chip White's videos ...
A.A Mole University
B.A London Institute of Applied Research
B.Sc Millard Fillmore
M.A International Institute for Advanced Studies
Ph.D London Institute of Applied Research
Ph.D Millard Fillmore
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#6
U of Atlanta on double secret probation? Here's what the latest (February 9, 2012) DETC report states:

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Institution Ceases Enrollments

The University of Atlanta, Norcross, GA is no longer accepting new enrollments. DETC accreditation applies solely to students studying with the Norcross, GA-based institution, and is for “teach-out purposes.” DETC accreditation expires June 30, 2013.
http://www.detc.org/actions/020912_AC_me...report.pdf

No mention of this on the UAtlanta website. I'm hearing "Another One Bites The Dust" playing in the background. Seems like a quick rise and fall for the ex-Barrington. They lived longer outside the system than they did inside it, which is about par for the course.
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#7
That is strange. Did they get caught on a major no-no or are they choosing the unaccredited route? My recommendation is to avoid DETC because they are tougher than the regionals. Unfortunately distance-only schools can't be accredited in the South.
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(02-13-2012, 02:58 AM)Ben Johnson Wrote: That is strange. Did they get caught on a major no-no or are they choosing the unaccredited route? My recommendation is to avoid DETC because they are tougher than the regionals. Unfortunately distance-only schools can't be accredited in the South.

Very strange indeed. If they do business only with people overseas they may not feel like they need US accreditation. Or they might be moving to a different accreditor, such as ACICS. But you would think they would have gotten that lined up first before dropping DETC.

You are right about DETC; they definitely have standards other than "how big is your wallet?"

Has SACS even heard yet that Al Gore invented the internet?
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#9
Here's something new about the U of Atlanta. They are now sporting (legit) ASIC accreditation from the UK. Looks like a great new direction, so expect the clones to squeal like hogs.

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The University of Atlanta is accredited by the Accreditation Service for International Colleges (ASIC). The University has earned Premier status with ASIC for its commendable areas of operation. ASIC is an independent United Kingdom body which provides an accreditation service for independent further and higher education colleges and Universities worldwide. It is recognized by the United Kingdom Department for Education and Skills (DfES), the United Kingdom Department for Universities, Innovation and Skills (DUIS), the United Kingdom Border and Immigration Agency (Home Office), the United Kingdom Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted), and the United Kingdom Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA). ASIC is a member of Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) International Quality Group (CIQG). ASIC is a full member of the International NEtwork for Quality Assurance Agencies of Higher Education (INQAAHE). ASIC accreditation gives reassurance to potential students, their parents and education representatives that the operation of their chosen college conforms with relevant United Kingdom laws and offers genuine courses, which are delivered to appropriate standards with acceptable quality, and which lead to recognized qualifications with international standards. ASIC Accreditation also provides reassurance to the Border and Immigration Agency (Home Office) that the college meets their requirements for overseas students and, in general, does not harm the perceived quality of the United Kingdom education provision.
http://uofa.edu/accreditation.asp?sec=accreditation
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(12-14-2012, 01:45 PM)Herbert Spencer Wrote: Here's something new about the U of Atlanta. They are now sporting (legit) ASIC accreditation from the UK. Looks like a great new direction, so expect the clones to squeal like hogs.

Nice catch, Herbert. I do see U of Atlanta as the only USA entry on the ASIC international accreditation page, right under the Perfect Image Beauty & Cosmetology Academy in Singapore. Rolleyes Well nobody said it was prestigious, but it is what it is.

That £300 (US$485) ASIC application fee looks pretty good compared to the US$3,000 that DETC charges.

The tyranny of US accreditation agencies driving American businesses offshore--could this be the start of a trend? Will higher education be the next American industry chased out of the country by the statist ineptocracy?
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