One of the top consumer education groups ranked the United States Sports Academy’s online master’s programs as the 29th “Best Buy” in the country.

Get Educated’s national online learning review team recently released its rankings for its Best Online Master’s in Management Programs for 2012.

The ranking takes in consideration all online management programs, not just sports management degrees. The Academy, the largest graduate school of sports education in the world, offers master’s degrees in Sports Coaching, Sports Health and Fitness, Sports Management and Sport Studies.

A Best Buy designation indicates the Academy’s program has undergone an independent and comprehensive review and was found to offer a high-quality distance learning degree in management to online students at a cost that’s well below the national average.

The average cost of an online Master’s in Management from Get Educated’s survey is $23,204, with the least expensive being $8,406 and the most expensive being $66,300. It costs $19,325 in tuition and fees to complete the Academy’s master’s program.

There is NO cost for Get Educated’s service. The consumer group provides fact-based, data driven rankings to the public as a service to help them locate the best online degrees on the dimensions of cost and reputation.

Get Educated editors launched the Best Buy award program to help showcase America’s often hidden gems of online learning affordability. The group reports that the number one question its counselors receive from students involves where they can obtain a high-quality degree at a reasonable cost.

“We are pleased to spotlight your program as a Best Buy at a time when national concerns about the cost of a college education have reached critical levels,” says Wyatt Christman, a Get Educated spokesman. “(The Academy) should be proud of its school’s achievement of being selected among the Best Online Universities for affordability in the area of online learning among your regionally-accredited peers.”

The United States Sports Academy is an independent, nonprofit, accredited, special mission sports university created to serve the nation and the world with programs in instruction, research and service. The role of the Academy is to prepare men and women for careers in the profession of sports. For more information about the Academy, call 251-626-3303 or visit