Keiser University Top Ranked Online College in America

22 August, 2018

Keiser University has been ranked #2 in the Niche 2018 Best Online Colleges in America, as well as the #1 Best Online College in Florida. Niche’s methodology for rankings is based on rigorous analysis of academic, admissions, financial, and student life data from the U.S. Department of Education, along with millions of reviews from students and alumni. The list comprises 100% online universities, as well as colleges, that offer a majority of their degrees online. Some of the factors considered are academics, value and quality of professors. These account for 70 percent of the Source Weight of the grade. Additionally, overall experience of students and alumni are measured.

“At Keiser University, we do a tremendous job of educating our students. I also believe we have a remarkable faculty and staff that is equal to or better than any university in the country,” said Dr. Arthur Keiser, Chancellor, who was additionally recognized this year on NICHE for having the #3 Safest College Campus.

Sherry Olsen, Associate Vice Chancellor of the Online Division, has been with Keiser University for 15 years and can attest to the many industry wide changes regarding how online education is delivered to higher education students. At Keiser, online classes are small, consequently faculty can give the students the attention they need, seven days a week. Online students get the help they need when they need it.

“In all aspects, our online faculty and staff keep one thing in mind in everything they do and that is upholding our “students first” philosophy. Our online academic help centers and online student services center assist students with what they need outside of their online classroom. I am proud of the online division at Keiser University and our service to our students,” Olsen said.

The Niche website listed more than a thousand reviews of Keiser University’s online experience, for an overall rating of excellent. One review stated, “I have looked into several other colleges nationwide. Keiser is the one college that kept in constant contact with me, updating my information personally. I was completely amazed and blown away by their attention, and would recommend Keiser to anyone.”

About Keiser University
Co-founded in 1977 by Dr. Arthur Keiser, Chancellor, Keiser University is a private, not-for-profit University serving nearly 20,000 students offering 100 degrees at the doctoral through associate level on 20 Florida campuses, online and internationally, employing 3,800 staff and faculty. Keiser University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award certificates and degrees at the associate, baccalaureate, masters, specialist, and doctoral levels.

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