Top 20 Online Colleges By Online Education Database

The Online Education Database just released their Online College Ranking for the year 2007. The said ranking was based on several criteria such as the college or university’s accreditation, the institution’s listing in College Opportunities Online Locator (COOL), the university must offer more than one undergraduate degree-granting program online and must offer at least 50% of its undergraduate degree-granting programs online.

To come out with reliable and credible ranking, the OED makes use of eight different metrics such as acceptance rate, financial aid, graduation rate, peer Web citations, retention rate, scholarly citations, student-faculty ratio, and years accredited to rank the online universities accordingly.

And so, here are the Online Education Database’s Top 20 Online Universities based on overall ranking:

  1. Grand Canyon University
  2. Florida Metropolitan University
  3. American InterContinental University
  4. Capella University
  5. Fisher College
  6. Colorado Technical University
  7. Post University
  8. University of Maryland University College
  9. Bellevue University
  10. Westwood College
  11. City University
  12. Western International University
  13. Jones International University
  14. Western Governors University
  15. University of Phoenix
  16. Granite State College
  17. South University
  18. Strayer University
  19. Cardean University
  20. Northcentral University
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