OEDb releases third annual Online College Rankings
FAYETTE, Iowa (January 6, 2009) -- Upper Iowa University placed fourth out of 44 online colleges and universities in the 2009 rankings published by Online Education Database (OEDb). This marks the third year OEDb has ranked online education providers.
"We recognize the top twenty schools as the leading degree-granting online institutions in the U.S.," said OEDb spokesperson Ashley Merusi. "OEDb's annual Online College Rankings are a valuable asset to students considering online education. During these challenging financial times, it is more important than ever students make sure they are getting a valuable education for their tuition dollar."
OEDb's rankings aim to compare schools objectively and quantifiably and identify the top accredited online colleges to foster transparency and the overall reputation of online education.
Recognizing the growing popularity of online education due to its flexible and affordable nature, its rankings are based on the following metrics: acceptance rate, financial aid, graduation rate, peer web citations, retention rate, scholarly citations, student-faculty ratio, and years accredited.
Upper Iowa University's placement among the rankings demonstrates its commitment to transparency and academic excellence.
"This recognition is yet another indicator of the quality of our online program," said Tim Hunt, interim senior vice president for the Academic Extension. "Upper Iowa University strives to provide an exceptional education for all of our students--those who take traditional classes as well as those who take online courses--and this honor is proof that we're achieving that goal."
To learn more about Upper Iowa University and its degree programs, go to www.uiu.edu.
OEDb is an independent for-profit organization located in Houston, Texas, dedicated to providing comprehensive reviews of online colleges and universities and the programs they offer. For more information and a complete list of OEDb's rankings, visit http://oedb.org/rankings.
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