December 27, 2011

Top Ranked Online Schools and Universities

Online higher education is growing, but a lack of transparency is preventing it from reaching its full potential. Even though online colleges are now receiving increased respect from top employers, diploma mills and the like limit the prestige of a legitimate online degree.

Online Education Database (OEDb) provides rankings of online universities and colleges. They gather data for eight different metrics — acceptance rate, financial aid, graduation rate, peer Web citations, retention rate, scholarly citations, student-faculty ratio, and years accredited.

The overall ranking, shown below, ranks each college by its average ranking for each metric for which data was available. The table shows the overall ranking of each college, with its average rank in the right-hand column reflecting the sum of all of its ranks divided by the number of metrics for which data was found for that particular college.

Overall RankCollegeAverage Rank
1Nova Southeastern University9.213
2Regent University11.663
3Champlain College13.290
4Upper Iowa University13.479
5LeTourneau University14.001
6Liberty University14.195
7Grand Canyon University15.502
8Dickinson State University17.269
9Western Governors University17.398
10Salem International University17.483
11Keiser University17.538
12Fisher College18.723
13National University19.136
14Walden University19.390
15Tiffin University21.573
16Westwood College21.597
17Post University21.701
18ITT Technical Institute21.894
19Colorado Technical University22.097
20Everglades University22.458
21Everest University22.930
22Kaplan University23.105
23Capella University23.390
24Rasmussen College23.582
25Devry University23.647
26Berkeley College23.777
27Granite State College24.141
28Peirce College26.289
29Herzing College26.456
30South University26.512
31City University26.560
32Florida National College26.648
33York Technical College26.668
34Western International University26.721
35Darton College26.792
36Franklin University27.356
37Northcentral University27.370
38Ashford University28.008
39Baker College28.124
40Bellevue University28.975
41National American University29.889
42Jones International University30.152

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1 comment:

  1. This is a great site for it gives a lot of information regarding online colleges and universities. It's good that sites like this do exist for better understanding and proper education of those who want to achieve their goal of success towards their career.