Wed, Jan 12 2011
LeTourneau University was ranked the number one Online Christian College and University of 2011 by www.TheBestColleges.org. The ranking website also ranked LETU 22nd among all secular and private colleges and universities that offer online programs in the nation, such as top-ranked Penn State.
The ranking website reviews publicly available data to produce its independent assessment of colleges and universities, basing its rankings on a variety of disciplines for prospective students to use as a guide when choosing a college.
LETU’S online degree programs include business, psychology, leadership, education and management.
The ranking criteria includes graduation, retention and acceptance rates; student-teacher ratios, tuition per undergraduate credit hour and percent of students receiving financial aid.
Ranking criteria for the Christian schools included schools which were “explicit about seeking to provide a biblically rooted, Christ-centered online education experience for their students,” according to the website.
“We have a very strong online program at LETU, and it’s exciting when that fact is validated by an objective outside agency,” said Carol Green, vice president for the School of Graduate and Professional Studies. “It is a strong indicator of the excellent education that LETU offers for us to be ranked 22nd in the nation among all colleges and to be recognized as the best online Christian university in the nation. This study considered indicators of strong academic programs, responsive student services, and overall cost and affordability—all of which are very important to today’s students.”
For more information on the ranking, visit the website at http://www.thebestcolleges.org.