Southern Wesleyan University recognized for Online Learning Excellence

Top rankings earned for HR program

CENTRAL, S.C. – (ACO) has recognized Southern Wesleyan University for offering one of the best online learning environments in the country.

ACO, recognized as a leader in higher education information and rankings, ranked SWU Online’s MBA in Human Resources and MSML in Human Resources 13th in the Best Online Master’s in Human Resources category, placing it ahead of prestigious institutions that include the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Golden State University.

“The dedicated professors teaching in Southern Wesleyan University’s master’s programs bring many years of professional experience to their classes. They are not only concerned with practical application, but also with the life and personal enrichment of each student,” said Dr. Stephen Preacher, dean of Benson School of Business at Southern Wesleyan.

“In our seventh annual survey of online learning programs across the nation, we wanted to honor the colleges and universities that are providing innovative ways for students to complete a degree,” said Dan Schuessler, who is the CEO and founder of “These schools are going above and beyond the industry standard to help make online education programs more accessible and affordable.”

Only accredited, public, not-for-profit institutions with at least one online program were eligible for placements in these rankings. The primary data points used to identify the best online colleges and programs include acceptance rates, cost of tuition, degrees awarded and graduation rates. Rankings are based on information gathered from sources that include Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), the Department of Education and the university’s own published materials.

For details about the MBA in Human Resources or other online degrees, contact an admissions representative at 877-644-5557 or visit

Southern Wesleyan University is a Christ-centered, student-focused, faith-filled community that offers inventive learning experiences. The university endeavors to prepare its students to be dedicated scholars and servant-leaders who impact the world for Christ. At the same time, it’s Southern Wesleyan’s desire to practice contagious generosity within the surrounding community. For details about degree programs, go online to

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