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WIU Anthropology Degree Program Ranked Among Top 20 Most Affordable Online Bachelor's Degrees

September 26, 2019

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MACOMB, IL – The Western Illinois University anthropology degree program has been ranked among the top 20 most affordable online anthropology degree programs in the nation, coming in at number two, by Great Value Colleges.

According to, the rankings are determined by using data collected from College Navigator regarding tuition, as well as program information from each institution's official website. Western's program was selected not only for the program's affordability, but also for the institution's overall outstanding reputation, faculty excellence and its commitment to providing nontraditional students access to a quality degree program.

The Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology at WIU is available on campus, as a hybrid degree (online and in person) and online. The undergraduate anthropology program debuted the online degree option in Fall 2017, and it is the first of its kind in the state, and one of only a few in the nation, to offer the major online.

"The continued recognition of our online program demonstrates our commitment to providing our anthropology degree in a variety of formats to meet the needs of students," said WIU Department of Sociology and Anthropology Chair John Wozniak. "The quality of the online instruction provided by each of our anthropology professors is simply outstanding, and we are so pleased to be recognized for our efforts."

The online program provides both live and recorded lectures using Zoom technology, which allows faculty to interact with students during the lecture or at a later time.

In addition to the online anthropology degree, this fall the department began offering an online sociology degree. Like anthropology, WIU is the first public university in the state to offer an online Bachelor of Arts in Sociology degree and is one of only a few programs in the nation.

Visit the WIU Department of Sociology and Anthropology website for more information.

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