LeTourneau University Ranks in Top Five in Online Education Programs
Wed, Jan 7 2009
LeTourneauUniversityhas been ranked fifth in the nation among online colleges and
universities according to the 2009 rankings published by Online Education Database. This year is
OEDb’s third annual rankings.
OEDb ranks online schools based on the following metrics: acceptance
rate, financial aid, graduation rate, peer web citations, retention rate, scholarly citations,
student-faculty ratio, and years accredited. LeTourneau University’s placement among the rankings
demonstrates its commitment to academic excellence—both in its classrooms and online.
OEDb recognizes the growing popularity of online education due to its
flexible and affordable nature. To foster transparency and the overall reputation of online
education, OEDb’s rankings aim to compare schools objectively and quantifiably and identify the top
accredited online colleges.
"OEDb's annual Online College Rankings are a valuable asset to students
considering online education” said OEDb spokesperson Ashley Merusi. “During these challenging
financial times, it is more important than ever that students make sure they are getting a valuable
education for their tuition dollar. We recognize the top 20 schools as the leading degree-granting
online institutions in the US.”
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 a complete list of OEDb’s rankings, visithttp://oedb.org/rankings.
LeTourneau University is an
interdenominational Christ-centered university of nearly 3,700 students with academic majors in the
aeronautical sciences, business, education, engineering, the liberal arts and
sciences. LeTourneau University’s main campus is located in Longview, Texas, but the
university also offers business degrees and teacher certification programs online and at education
centers in Austin, Bedford, Dallas, Houston and Tyler.