KWU Emergency Management Degree in Top 20 Best Affordable Programs in the Nation

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Emergency Management Degree Program Guide named Kansas Wesleyan University in the “20 Top Emergency Management Bachelor’s Degree Programs Under $23,000 Average Net 2014.”

Among those, KWU’s program is rated #8 for its quality, ahead of Arizona State University, Arkansas State University and the University of North Texas.

Cost-wise, Kansas Wesleyan comes in at #19 out of the Top 20 programs costing less than the typical $23,000 one can expect to pay for a year in college.

KWU’s program curriculum is aligned with Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) standards and is listed on the FEMA higher education webpage. Emergency Management is one of three Kansas Wesleyan degree programs that will be made available online in fall 2015. Learn more about this KWU program at

KWU is currently the only institution in the state of Kansas selected to host FEMA’s 2015 L-363 Multi-Hazard Emergency Planning for Higher Education course. The three-day training at Kansas Wesleyan, August 4-6, 2015, will be offered free of charge to high school, college and university personnel  who are responsible for developing and implementing their campus emergency response plans.

“It is an honor to be selected as one of the top Emergency Management programs in the nation,” said Dr. Lonnie Booker Jr., program director/assistant professor. “We are fortunate to be located near Crisis City, operated by the Kansas Division of Emergency Management (KDEM), and to have partnerships with local, regional and national Emergency Management experts and organizations.”

Mark Bandré, KWU Vice President for Enrollment Management, recently signed a 2+2 Articulation Agreement with Garden City (KS) Community College that allows GCCC Fire Science students to pursue a special course track in order to bring their associate degree to Kansas Wesleyan and complete the Emergency Management bachelor’s degree.

Read about the programs of Kansas Wesleyan University and the other schools named in the “20 Top Emergency Management Bachelor’s Degree Programs Under $23,000 Average Net 2014” chosen by the Emergency Management Degree Program Guide: