Online Education Database (OEDb), an independent for-profit organization located in Houston, has released their 2009 rankings of online educational institutions. The methodology used to rank the colleges was developed by Jimmy Atkinson, founder of OEDb. For each college, they gathered data for eight different metrics — acceptance rate, financial aid, graduation rate, peer Web citations, retention rate, scholarly citations, student-faculty ratio, and years accredited. The overall ranking is an average ranking for each metric for which data was available.
Overall ranks as well as the scores for each metric are on the OEDb website: OEDb’s Online College Rankings 2009