Jones International University Ranked Among Top Five Online Universities in the World for Fifth Consecutive Year

DENVER, Colo., (March 4, 2013) – For the fifth consecutive year, Jones International University®
(JIU®) has been ranked among the top five of the best online
universities in the world, according to the Global Academy Online 2013 10th
annual edition of the BEST
& WORST IN ONLINE DEGREE PROGRAMS
.

Dr. Fred DiUlus, author of the 10th annual 2013
edition of the Best / Worst Online Degree Program Providers, is
credited with being the father of online college ratings and rankings. He first
published his ratings book and top ten list in 2003. As a result of the
exponential growth of online degree programs offered by increasing numbers of
traditional schools, he has expanded the top ten list to include all of the top
20 schools. In the early years, according to DiUlus, there were barely more
than 20 schools one could call online degree program providers. Today, there
are hundreds globally with more traditional schools climbing on board every
day.



"Online education is the wild west of higher education", says DiUlus,
"its opportunities endless touching literally everyone, everywhere, no
matter how young or old."



Each school’s rating is based on the online program’s overall quality of
content and delivery using a five point rating system that puts significant
emphasis on the experience of each institution’s faculty. The 2013 ranking of the
top ten online colleges is as follows:

  1. University
    of London
  2. University
    of South Africa
  3. University
    of Southern Queensland
  4. University
    of Phoenix
  5. Jones
    International University
  6. Golden
    Gate University
  7. University
    of Maryland College Park
  8. Drexel
    University
  9. Florida
    State University
  10. Regent University

Jones International University has once again
maintained the #2 spot for American schools in the ranking. DiUlus notes that
JIU was conceived, created and designed to be a world leader in online higher education. DiUlus’ five-point ratings matrix measures only online institutions he
feels are worthy. 

"We are honored to be included in the list of Top
Online Colleges for the fifth consecutive year,” stated Dr. Marijane Paulsen,
Chief Academic Officer. "We pride
ourselves on our world renowned faculty and student-centered learning
environment; we are proud to receive recognition for the high quality programs
that we offer here at JIU.”

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About Jones International University®, Ltd. (JIU®)

As the pioneer in online education, Jones
International University, offers an unparalleled online educational experience
that provides essential tools and strategies for career starters, career
changers, and career advancers around the globe. JIU offers an array of online
undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees and professional certificate
programs in the fields of business administration, education, and business
communication and employs some of the greatest minds from many of the world’s
leading universities.