Our Rankings and Methodology

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Data and information for our rankings are derived from the National Center for Education, official college and university websites, and other college ranking sites like U.S. News & World Report

The lists we’ve compiled were done so by researching publicly available data from various sources, but, mainly from our own methodology as stated beloe,  in order to derive a useful tool for prospective students.  Our editors have made use of the following criteria in deriving program rankings:

PROGRAM CRITERIA – 50%
Example:
How is the delivery of the online program? Are the programs asynchronous, easy to use, flexible, etc.?
How are the retention rates of the program as a whole, online or campus?

ANCILLARY SERVICES – 30%
Example:
How are the programs career services? For example, do they offer career counseling, job searching tools, etc.?
How does the post-graduation job placement rate from this program compare to others?

SCHOOL CRITERIA – 20%
Example:
What is the acceptance rate of school and program?
School accreditation/s and other outside recognition?

  • All information is cited from the unbiased, independent NCES.gov’s College Navigator
  • To ensure our rankings methodology cannot be duplicated without our knowledge, we have chosen to withhold some aspects of the calculations. For more in depth calculations and criteria, please contact us at the email address provided below.
  • Our sponsored schools are paid advertisements that are not affiliated with our site’s individual school rankings.  They are clearly defined with the word “SPONSORED” as to not confuse our readers with what has been methodologically researched and ranked by our site editors and researchers as compared to the independently sponsored schools that pay for their placement on our site. For more information regarding our rankings or our sponsored schools, please email us at LINDA.WEEMS210@GMAIL.COM.

Of course, our website is only one step in preparing you for your journey towards selecting an online college that is the right fit for you. Visiting each schools’ website yourself and requesting information to be sent directly to you for your review is highly recommended.

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