Ranks Southeast Online BA in Psychology a ‘Best Buy’

Southeast Missouri State University’s Bachelor of Arts in Psychology has been ranked the #21 “Best Buy” among similar distance education programs by’s national online degree review team. Southeast’s program was among 69 Best Affordable Online Psychology Degrees ranked by and the top-ranking institution in Missouri, indicating it falls below the national average cost of similar programs. The affordability ranking is based on a comprehensive review of 167 competing online regionally accredited psychology bachelor degrees from 127 regionally accredited online schools. According to’s survey, the average cost of a bachelor’s degree in psychology – calculated by totaling full-time tuition and fees -- is $51,596.58. All degrees ranked on the list of the 69 Best Buys are less than $52,000. “Southeast Online is committed to providing a quality distance education experience to students at an affordable cost,” said Chelsea Caile, director of Southeast Online Programs. Dr. Leslee Pollina, chair of the Department of Psychology at Southeast, added, “Students can receive a high-quality, comprehensive degree that places them in a competitive position for a wide variety of employment opportunities.” Faculty in the department of psychology provide excellent opportunities for students to engage with content via the online course platform, including posting videos, case studies, and current news articles. Southeast’s online Bachelor of Arts in psychology prepares students for a variety of careers in social services, human resources and business areas. This degree provides a general background in basic processes, cognitive processes, social psychology, developmental psychology, clinical/personality psychology, and statistics and research design.