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Regent Ranks Second in Nation for Online Schools

OEDb's Online College Rankings 2009 Released

In just one year, Regent University's undergraduate online programs have moved from seventh to second place nationally, based on the OEDb (Online Education Database) third annual Online College Rankings released January 5, 2009. OEDb ranked Regent first for Student-Faculty Ratio, third for Scholarly Citations, fourth for Peer Web Citations and second for Overall Online School.

OEDb's Online College Rankings 2009 ranks 44 undergraduate colleges and universities that offer many of their degree programs online. OEDb.org has millions of visitors each year, and hundreds of thousands of potential students turn to these rankings each year when considering online study.

OEDb's rankings are based on data derived from eight different metrics: acceptance rate, financial aid, graduation rate, peer Web citations, retention rate, scholarly citations, student-faculty ratio, and years accredited. The resulting ranking accumulates the average ranking in each metric for which data was available.

Online education is growing in popularity due to its flexible, portable and cost-effective nature. However, the reputation of online education is still somewhat affected by questions of accreditation and course rigor, according to OEDb, which strives to make online education more transparent with objective rankings that compare the leading accredited online colleges.

Regent University's solid placement among the rankings aligns with its commitment to being a premier institution that provides a high level of excellence in its graduate and undergraduate programs both on campus and online.

OEDb is an independent for-profit organization located in Houston, Texas, and is dedicated to building a comprehensive database of the top accredited online colleges and their degree programs.

For more information and a full list of OEDb's rankings, visit http://oedb.org/rankings. Opens in a new browser window