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2008 Top Ranked American Universities & Colleges

These rankings have been produced by OEDb.org, a database of accredited online education programs. In rankings they included the most significant degree-granting undergraduate online colleges that operate nationally. For each college, OEDb.org gathered data for eight different metrics — acceptance rate, financial aid, graduation rate, peer Web citations, retention rate, scholarly citations, student-faculty ratio, and years accredited.

Upper Iowa University (Rank: 1)
Founded in 1857, Upper Iowa University is a private, not-for-profit university providing educational excellence and leadership development. Upper Iowa University is a recognized innovator in the delivery of accredited, quality education.

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LeTourneau University (Rank: 2)
At LeTourneau University, we believe in educating our students academically, socially and spiritually. As an evangelical, interdenominational, Christian university, our foundation is based squarely on biblical principles and practice.

We offer 60 programs at both graduate and undergraduate levels in a variety of fields. Our flagship programs are in aeronautical science and engineering with strong programs in the areas of arts and sciences, teacher education and business. Almost 4,000 students from nearly every state and 25 nations seek out LeTourneau to further their education.

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Grand Canyon University (Rank: 6)
Join thousands of online students who are working toward a better future through Grand Canyon University's online programs - from distinctive MBA programs to Master's Degrees in Education and Fire Service Leadership and a Bachelor's program in Public Safety Administration - we have the degree for you!

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Westwood College Online (Rank: 9)
Preparing people for successful careers is what we do best. Did you know... You can get a bachelors degree in as little as 3 years, We have been named one of the top 10 online colleges in the country for two years in a row by The Online Education Database (OEDb), Over 85% of our graduates move on to careers, thanks to the real-world knowledge and marketability that Westwood College Online delivers.

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Tiffin University (Rank: 10)
offer an excellent curriculum delivered by an accomplished and highly-trained faculty, many of whom work in the field they are teaching; have a professional staff located on our Tiffin campus who are dedicated to serving our online students; continue to add new and exciting online degrees and majors each year; and offer financial aid options for our online students.

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Walden University (Rank: 12)
Walden University is an accredited institution that for over 35 years has provided an engaging learning experience for professionals. Walden’s faculty and staff are devoted to helping you balance your education with your personal and professional commitments. Our degree programs are developed by scholar-practitioners who continually assess courses to ensure that they are current and relevant to your profession.

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Colorado Technical University (Rank: 15)
Colorado Tech Online offers Bachelor's degree programs in Business Administration, Information Technology, Criminal Justice, and Accounting, as well as Master's degree programs in Business Administration and Management. We remain committed to addressing real-world issues with flexible online learning programs that accommodate the many and varying needs of a diverse student population.

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Kaplan University (Rank: 17)
There are no job interruptions, travel expenses or hours spent searching the campus map. You can go to class anytime, anywhere 24/7. The flexibility and dynamic interaction of online education at Kaplan University also allows for innovative web-based learning opportunities via message boards, online readings, academic exercises and web field trips.

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Post University (Rank: 18)
Post University Online offers you quality online degrees and certificates in flexible and convenient accelerated programs. You can begin studying immediately in one of our six 8-week modules throughout the year.

To demonstrate our commitment to you, we are currently offering FREE BOOKS. For more information, complete and submit the request information form to contact Post University Online. Post University is also licensed and accredited by (DHE), (CIHE), (NEASC).

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Western International University (Rank: 21)
At Western International University we offer classes in the evening and on weekends. Our classes are 1 night a week for 2 months. You can tailor your program to fit your needs. No learning teams mean that you are graded as an individual. You determine your own success. And we are here to help you every inch of the way.

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Florida Metropolitan University (Rank: 22)

We have instructors with real-world experience who give you practical hands-on career training. We'll help with your search for financial aid. We provide short-term career training. We help our graduates find jobs after graduation. Employers recognize the quality of our graduates.

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Capella University (Rank: 24)
As an accredited university, Capella University takes online education to a higher level. We believe that real, life-changing learning happens in an environment of academic excellence, challenge, and personal connection. The mission of Capella University is to extend access to high quality bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and certificate programs for adults who seek to maximize their personal and professional potential.

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Berkeley College Online (Rank: 26)
Each quarter, Berkeley College offers numerous online courses, including courses in Liberal Arts, Sciences, Math, English, and Computer Information Systems. Additionally, many of Berkeley’s academic programs are available entirely online. The following courses are offered by distance learning over the Internet.

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South University (Rank: 31)
As a student in one of our online programs you will receive the same degree, quality instruction, variety of learning options and level of service found at our five campus locations. Every online instructor at South University must successfully complete approximately 100 hours of training through Socrates and each online course designed for approximately 15 students.

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American InterContinental University (Rank: 32)
American InterContinental University makes it possible to fit education into your schedule, and nurtures your achievement with incredible support. Our multi-campus institution of higher learning is focused on helping students acquire industry-current knowledge and skills as they pursue, build and advance their careers in many of today's most in-demand fields.

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National American University (Rank: 37)
National American University welcomes students of diverse interests, cultures and abilities and prepares them for careers in health care, business and business-related fields by providing quality higher education in a caring and supportive environment.

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Western Governors University (Rank: 39)
WGU is the recipient of the USDLA 21st Century Award for Best Practices in Distance Learning for 2008. Western Governors University is a non-profit online university offering you a convenient, flexible online education. WGU is the only accredited university in the U.S. offering competency-based, online degrees. Founded by the governors of 19 western states, WGU delivers to its students an outstanding quality education under the guidance of dedicated mentors.

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Herzing College (Campus) (Rank: 40)
Herzing College has modern computer labs, electronics labs, lecture rooms, and a library and resource center all dedicated to providing students with the tools necessary to find exciting careers in their fields of study.
Campus : Atlanta- GA, Madison- WI, Minneapolis Drafting School, Lakeland Medical Dental Academy, New Orleans, Orlando- FL, Laval, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto

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Ellis College (Rank: 41)
Over 50 different accredited online degree programs, including graduate, undergraduate and associate degrees online. Online Courses begin every three weeks and are six weeks long Accredited degrees online accessible from anywhere, at anytime on our exclusive Virtual Campus platform.

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