Online Colleges With the Highest Acceptance Rates

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Some feel that the quality and reputation of a college can be deduced by looking at their acceptance rate; colleges that are thought to be more selective in recruitment and acceptance would have a higher caliber student body. However, that is not necessarily the case. The schools below have a varying level of quality and it would appear that size is not always indicative of the quality of education. We argue that there are more accurate indicators of quality, like student to faculty ratio, graduation rate, and accreditation.

The online colleges below have some of the highest acceptance rates in the nation according to the College Navigator database from the federal Institute of Education Sciences, an agency within the US Department of Education. These rankings were published 2010

RankCollegeAcceptance Rate
1Western Governors University37%
2Post University43%
3Colorado Technical University45%
4Nova Southeastern University51%
5Keiser University54%
6Everglades University57%
7Champlain College59%
8 Iowa University62%
9South University62%
10Everest University70%
12Jones International University80%
13Grand Canyon University82%
14Ashford University82%
15Liberty University Online96%
16Westwood College97%
17Kaplan University97%
19Walden Universityno data
20Salem International Universityno data
21Capella Universityno data
22Rasmussen Collegeno data
23Western International Universityno data
24North Central Universityno data
25Bellevue Universityno data
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For more information regarding these rankings, we invite you to consult the in-depth documentation on our ranking methodology. Disclaimer: Many online colleges are not included in above rankings due to lack of publicly available data.


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