Top 30 Online Universities of 2011

Wikipedia defines Online Degree as “Anacademic degree( usually acollegedegree, but sometimes the term includes high school diplomas and non-degree certificate programs) that can be earned primarily or entirely through the use of anInternet-connected computer, rather than attending college in a traditionalcampussetting. Improvements in technology and the increasing use of the Internet worldwide have led to a proliferation ofonline collegesthat awardassociate,bachelor’s,master’s, anddoctoral degrees”.

Although the general perceptions towards on campus degree is more favorable in comparison to an online degree, it’s still very valuable for those with disabilities, full-time employees, soldiers, and stay at home parents among others.

Here we present to you a list of top ranked online universities so as to help you choose the one that suits you the most. The universities were ranked by weighting the following metrics:

  • Average net price of attendance i.e. the normal tuition fees being the average of tuition fees and other charges,
  • Acceptance rate; i.e. the percentage of applicants who got admitted,
  • Student-to-faculty ratios,
  • Percentage of students receiving grants or scholarship aid,
  • Percentage of students receiving low cost federal student loans,
  • Retention rates of full time students, which depicts the how satisfied the students are with the college
  • Graduation rates, viz. Percentage of students getting the degree and
  • Cohort default rates-Low default rates suggest that alumni are generally having a successful time repaying their student loans

To be included, universities need to offer a selection of 4-year bachelor degree programs online, be accredited and listed on the U.S. Department of Education College Navigator site.

All the Best !

1. Everglades Unversity| Multiple Locations

Index Score : 100


2.Abilene Christian University| Abilene, Texas

Index Score : 96

2.Northeastern University| Boston, Massachusetts

Index Score : 96

4.Keiser University| Multiple Locations

Index Score : 95

5.Crown College| Saint Bonifacius, Minnesota

Index Score : 93

6.Savannah College of Art and Design| Savannah, Georgia

Index Score : 91

7.Monroe College| Multiple Locations in NY

Index Score : 90

8.Five Towns College| Dix Hills, New York

Index Score : 89

8.Cardinal Stritch University| Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Index Score : 89

10.California University of Pennsylvania| California, Pennsylvania

Index Score : 88

10.Jones International University| Centennial, Colorado

Index Score : 88

12.Utica College| Utica, New York

Index Score : 87

12.Liberty University| Lynchburg, Virginia

Index Score : 87

14.Upper Iowa University| Fayette, Iowa

Index Score : 86

15.Champlain College| Burlington, Vermont

Index Score : 85

16.New England College| Henniker, New Hampshire

Index Score : 84

16.Tiffin University| Tiffin, Ohio

Index Score : 84

16.LeTourneau University| Longview, Texas

Index Score : 84

19.International Academy of Design and Technology-Online| Multiple Locations

Index Score : 83

19.California State University Monterey Bay(eMBA)| Seaside, California

Index Score : 83

21.Regent University| Virginia Beach, Virginia

Index Score : 82

21.Salem International University| Salem, West Virginia

Index Score : 82

21.ECPI College of Technology| Virginia Beach, Virginia

Index Score : 82

21.Nova Southeastern University| Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Index Score : 82

21.Stevens-Henager College| Multiple Locations in Utah

Index Score : 82

26.Fisher College| Boston, Massachusettes

Index Score : 81

26.The Art Institutes| Multiple Locations

Index Score : 81

28.Saint Leo University Online| Saint Leo, Florida

Index Score : 80

29.Grand Canyon University| Phoenix, Arizona

Index Score : 79

30.Herzing College| Kenner

Index Score : 78