Top Online Universities With Highest Retention Rate

Knowing the retention rate of a university is probably one of the most important aspects when we are choosing an online school. Retention rate is frequently proportional to the actual satisfaction of the students who enrolled in a particular university. Just like what OED stated, a college’s retention rate reflects the student body’s overall interest in what’s being offered by the college.

The retention rate of the universities is dictated by the quality of education, instructors and curriculum. Higher retention rate are almost synonymous with higher student satisfaction. So based on the OED ranking wherein the data used are likewise obtained at College Opportunities Online Locator (COOL), here are the online universities with the highest retention rates:

Name of College                          Retention Rate

  1. Northcentral University                               88%
  2. Fisher College                                            81%
  3. Western Governors University                     76%
  4. Post University                                           64%
  5. Bellevue University                                      63%
  6. Granite State College                                   61%
  7. Grand Canyon                                            56 %
  8. Florida Metropolitan University                      46%
  9. Central Texas College                                  40%
  10. University of Maryland University                   39%
  11. Strayer University                                       38%
  12. Westwood College                                      31%
  13. University of Phoenix                                  31%
  14. Western International University                  24%
  15. South University                                        20%

Disclaimer: Not all online universities have data or submitted figures for the said criteria, the results are based on the data obtained on the College Opportunities Online Locator (COOL) database from the Institute of Education Sciences, a sub-agency of the US Department of Education.

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