Online University Receives “Best Value School Award.” Beats Out Thousands.

April 11, 2016 7:42 pm

Online University Chosen From Among Thousands as “Best Value School” Award Recipient


St. Joseph, Missouri – American Business & Technology Online University has been selected out of nearly 8,000 postsecondary schools as the recipient of a “Best Value School” award. The crystal award is issued by University Research & Review, a company dedicated to improving the process of how a student selects a postsecondary school.


“We are beyond pleased and honored to accept this prestigious recognition. This just reinforces our core belief and mission as a University to provide affordable tuition while not sacrificing quality of education or student satisfaction,” said University Vice President Lute Atieh.


Mr. Atieh received the award at their 15 Year Anniversary celebration on behalf of the University from URR Founder Joseph Schmoke. Schmoke stated, “It is our distinguished pleasure to present the award to American Business & Technology University. We hope current students and alumni take pride in this honor and anyone searching for a quality, reasonably priced college education strongly considers ABTU.”


The committee that reviewed more than 100 nominees out of the thousands of eligible schools is made up of former university presidents, CEOs, provosts and professors. Schools cannot pay to receive the award; it has to be earned through the nomination and committee evaluation process.


American Business & Technology University was chosen by the committee because it passed rigorous standards including a combination of cost, accreditation, variety and quality of school programs, and student satisfaction with the institution.

“It isn’t easy to satisfy all of the strict requirements that University Research & Review looks for when choosing schools to recognize. Thankfully, we’ve had a lot of years to practice delivering a quality, affordable, and 100% online education to our students in ways that impacts lives for the better.


Mr. Schmoke adds, “Our committee prides itself on combining our extensive experience, knowledge of postsecondary education and insight into what provides students with good value when selecting a Best Value award recipient,” says Schmoke.



Mr. Lute Atieh of American Business & Technology University (ABTU) accepts the Best Value Schools award from University Research & Review’s founder, Joseph Schmoke. ABTU was one of only two universities chosen for the award from a selection pool of nearly 8,000 other schools.

ABTU will retain the Best Value School designation for one year. Award recipients must re-qualify every year.


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  • Lute Atieh, ABTU University Vice President (
  • Joseph Schmoke, founder University Research & Review, Best Value School award committee chair (


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Name: Eddie Colon

Title: Vice President of Strategic Initiatives

American Business & Technology University


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