Ranking Methodology

We use a specific ranking methodology in ranking schools to help students find the school that best fits their needs.

Each school is rated based on specific qualifications such as their academics and selection of courses.

Ranking Methodology

Schools are rather complex and some excel in specific areas, while others, in different aspects.

We use five main categories that a school can be ranked for.

The higher the ranking the school receives the better quality programs that they offer.

These five categories were used to rank the school:

School Curriculum – 25%

  • Weighs the academics in a specific discipline and compares it against other schools
  • Weighs any advance industry or placement classes
  • Considers several electives in the related field
  • Look at the experience of the faculty
  • Considers related areas of study
  • Looks at any online courses for students

Faculty Scholarships – 25%

  • Looks at the educational background of the faculty
  • Looks at their years of teaching experience as well as work experience
  • Considers any papers, research they have published
  • Looks at their leadership and membership to trade organizations
  • Looks at any awards the faculty may have received

Program Range – 20%

  • Looks at the range of degrees from professional certifications to doctoral degrees
  • Looks at the different degree programs offered and the subjects that they cover

School Reputation – 10%

The school’s reputation when it comes to:

  • Curriculum
  • Employment after graduation
  • Faculty
  • Academic knowledge

Online Reputation – 10%

We look at the school’s ranking and user reviews on sites such as:

  • Google
  • Facebook
  • Trustpilot
  • Great Schools
  • Yelp

Financial Aid – 10%

In case applicable:

The school must be accredited and endorsed by the U.S Educational Department so students can apply for and use financial aid that the school offers.

This also looks at grants and scholarships that can be used for tuition.

If you have any questions about our ranking methodology, please contact us through our contact page.

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