Human resource program ranks No. 11 in nation

Friends University’s human resource management (HRM) degree program ranks No. 11 in the nation and No. 1 in the state for offering one of the most affordable online bachelor’s degrees in human resources, according to

The announcement follows a previous ranking from, which also placed Friends University’s HRM program as No. 1 in Kansas this year.

“The multiple recognitions of our HRM program do not surprise me,” said Dr. David Hofmeister, dean of the College of Adult and Professional Studies and the Graduate School. “We have excellent curriculum and faculty, which ultimately contribute to the success of our graduates. Our students are prepared to enter the workforce or pursue further education immediately upon graduation.” based its ranking on financial metrics, including tuition and students receiving financial aid; student success metrics, including full-time retention rate and graduation rate; and program metrics, including number of programs and percentage of students taking at least one online course. strives to “differentiate quality, affordable schools from schools that are simply cheap,” according to its methodology page.

Friends University’s Bachelor of Business Administration in Human Resource Management provides adult students with extensive experience and training relevant to all business professionals in both profit and nonprofit settings. The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has endorsed the program. Most of the instructors in the HRM program hold certifications from the HR Certification Institute.

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Friends University, a Christian University of Quaker heritage, equips students to honor God and serve others by integrating their intellectual, spiritual and professional lives.