Online Education Database (OEDb) provides the rankings of top online universities and colleges every year. In the recent rankings Nova Southeastern University is ranked as the Number One online university with Regent University in second position and Champlain College in third place overall.

Nova Southeastern University (NSU) took the top spot this year (moved up from 4th in the 2008 online university ranking, while Upper Iowa dropped from 1st to 4th position in this year's ranking. NSU is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. It is also listed as one of the best distance learning graduate schools in the country by the Princeton Review. Its Law School was ranked 22nd for Legal Writing from U.S. News and World Report.

Regent University ranked 2nd overall. It is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and Association of Theological Schools. The university was rated 7th in the country for quality of life by the Princeton Review.

Champlain College is the Top 3 online college. It is accredited by the New England Association of Schools & Colleges. According to America's Best Colleges, published by U.S. News & World Report 2009, Champlain ranked 12th in the listing of "Best Baccalaureate Colleges in the North" which includes all the New England states, New York, New Jersey, Maryland and Pennsylvania.

Online Education Database's 2009 Rankings:
1 Nova Southeastern University
2 Regent University
3 Champlain College
4 Upper Iowa University
5 LeTourneau University
6 Liberty University
7 Grand Canyon University
8 Dickinson State University
9 Western Governors University
10 Salem International University
11 Keiser University
12 Fisher College
13 National University
14 Walden University
15 Tiffin University
16 Westwood College
17 Post University
18 ITT Technical Institute
19 Colorado Technical University
20 Everglades University
Source: Online Education Database (

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