City Vision University, a nationally accredited online-only Christian university, has launched a four-year bachelor’s degree in Business for $5,000.
This initiative, conducted by Dr. Andrew Sears, was developed in partnership with Saylor Academy. It fits with the university’s view of providing a radically affordable education. The school is also developing a similar Computer Science degree.
The Business degree includes the following pathway:
1. During Freshman and Sophomore year, students take 15 courses (45 credits) through Saylor Academy endorsed by Qualifi. Saylor.org courses are fully online, self-paced (independent study) and asynchronous (can start at any time).
2. During Sophomore Year, students transfer to City Vision to take 5 courses (15 credits). City Vision courses are 8-week, instructor-led courses that start 5 times a year. Students will receive an Associate of Science in Business Administration for a total two-year cost of $2,000.
3. On Junior year, students take 30 credits accredited by Qualifi. Credits are transferred to City Vision.
Interestingly, students may use US federal aid with City Vision courses, but not with Saylor and Qualifi (see the courses here). Dr. Sears explain his view in the video below.