Thursday, January 24, 2008

Ranking of Online Colleges

Online Education Database has released a ranking of 41 online colleges, which equally weights eight variables: Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Graduation Rate, Peer Web Citations, Retention Rate, Scholarly Citations, Student-Faculty Ratio, and Years Accredited. Here are the Top 25 online colleges using this methodology, along with each school's score (the sum of all of its ranks divided by the number of metrics for which data was found for that particular school):

  1. Upper Iowa University (10.813)
  2. LeTourneau University (11.960)
  3. Liberty University (12.540)
  4. Nova Southeastern University (13.323)
  5. California University of Pennsylvania (14.232)
  6. Grand Canyon University (14.709)
  7. Regent University (14.742)
  8. Champlain College (14.960)
  9. Westwood College (15.428)
  10. Tiffin University (16.700)
  11. Dickinson State University (17.111)
  12. Walden University (17.500)
  13. National University (17.758)
  14. Fisher College (19.887)
  15. Colorado Technical University (20.165)
  16. ITT Technical Institute (20.186)
  17. Kaplan University (20.418)
  18. Post University (20.467)
  19. Franklin University (20.547)
  20. Peirce College Online (20.765)
  21. Western International University (20.891)
  22. Florida Metropolitan University (21.223)
  23. Bellevue University (21.335)
  24. Capella University (21.712)
  25. University of Phoenix (22.722)

(Hat Tip: InstaPundit.) Cross-posted on TaxProf Blog.

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