Graceland University-Lamoni Online Review

Graceland University-Lamoni is a private school based in Iowa with a strong offering of graduate degree programs plus a few bachelor's degree programs that have been online since 2001

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The Good

Fairly well-ranked online programs

In the most recent education rankings compiled by U.S. News & World Report, Graceland University has the number 65 ranked online bachelor’s degree program among 160 other online schools. Graceland University-Lamoni has been offering online bachelor’s degree programs since 2001, so it’s not surprising that Graceland has built up such a solid program over the years with a faculty that has many years of online teaching experience. Additionally, Graceland University takes away another U.S. News & World Report ranking as the 11th best online graduate education program out of 143 ranked programs.

Helpdesk available around the clock

Completing coursework remotely can be convenient, but it might be frustrating if you run into technical glitches or other problems. Graceland University-Lamoni has a knowledgeable helpdesk which operates 24/7 to assist online students work through any course issues.

The Bad

On-campus sessions are required

Several of the online programs offered at Graceland University-Lamoni are not entirely online and they require a few on-campus, face-to-face sessions. This isn’t a downfall for everyone, but note that some of Graceland’s programs may not be the best fit for you if you aren’t within reasonable traveling distance to the school’s Iowa campus. Undergraduates are required to attend a four-day campus session, and graduate students are required to attend two sessions. However, students in the education degree program don’t need to attend any campus sessions.

Lower end reputation

Graceland University-Lamoni has some decently strong online programs, but the school’s name as a whole doesn’t have much weight to it. Graceland University has never gained any other recognition or awards from an authority on education, such as The Princeton Review or Forbes college lists and rankings. Graceland offers more specialized graduate degree options, which may make it an appealing school for those who only want to gain further education credentials in order to advance their career. For students seeking broad networking opportunities, and a diploma with a stronger reputation, it may be better to turn to a larger school with an online program.

The Details

General Information

  • Application Fee: $50
  • Location: IA
  • Region: Midwest
  • School Type: Private
  • Term Schedule: Trimester

Number of Programs

  • Online Bachelor's: 3
  • Online Graduate Business: 1
  • Online Graduate Education: 5
  • Online Graduate Engineering: N/A
  • Online Graduate IT: N/A
  • Online Graduate Nursing: None

Tuition Rates (per credit)

  • Online Bachelor's (In-State): $495
  • Online Bachelor's (Out-of-State): $495
  • Online Doctorate (In-State): N/A
  • Online Doctorate (Out-of-State): N/A
  • Online Master's (In-State): $450
  • Online Master's (Out-of-State): $450
  • Online MBA (In-State): N/A
  • Online MBA (Out-of-State): N/A

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