Top 10 Online Colleges

Following are the most famous accredited institutions that are ranked among the top 10 online colleges in the league tables:

University of London (UK)
- It is rated as the No. 1 online university according to "The Best and Worst Online Degree Programs 2008", ahead of University of Phoenix (2nd), University of South Africa (3rd), University of Southern Queensland (4th) and Golden Gate University (5th).
- University of London offers distance learning programs in a variety of subject areas including Accounting, Banking, Business Administration, Economics, English, Finance, and many more.

Regent University (US)
- It is widely recognized as one of the top 10 online colleges, as ranked by both the Online Education Database (where it is rated 2nd in 2009) and "The Best and Worst Online Degree Programs 2008" (where it is rated 10th).
- Regent University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, one of six regional accreditation organizations recognized by the United States Department of Education.

University of Phoenix (US)
- It is a world leader in higher education, offering associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree programs to working students. It is also the nation's largest private university.
- University of Phoenix was selected as one of the top Best Places to Work for 2009 by the Houston Business Journal.

Nova Southeastern University (US)
- Rated No. 1 in the OEDb rankings of top online universities and colleges 2009.
- NSU students can study courses from any location in the world with an Internet connection.
- It has been listed as one of the best distance learning graduate schools in the country by the Princeton Review.

Jones International University (US)
- JIU is the first entirely virtual institution in the U.S. to receive regional accreditation. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.
- The School of Business is one of the first 100 signatories to the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME).

University of Southern Queensland (Australia)
- It is the only Australian institution placed among global top 10 online colleges in the "Best and Worst in Online Degree Programs" in 2008.
- USQ was awarded the Good Universities Guides Australian University of the Year 2000-2001 (joint winner with the University of Wollongong) for developing the e-University.

* Suggested Reading: Top 10 Online Universities in the World


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