Well, to begin with, there is no such definition of a good Healthcare program. Each program has pros and cons, and this makes compiling a ranking list quite cumbersome. Nevertheless, our approach to ranking Healthcare programs is a simple one. Firstly, we get our data from reliable and unbiased sources. We then assess programs based on various factors, which we believe are crucial to a successful educational experience. Furthermore, to add an external perspective to our rankings, we also consider rankings, ratings, and reviews from other major publications.
At Nursingprocess.org, in addition to ranking nursing programs, we have ranked the following Healthcare programs, including but not limited to:
1. Medical Assistant Programs
2. MHA Programs
3. MPH Programs
4. MSW Programs
With numerous colleges across the nation offering healthcare education, it becomes a daunting task to choose the right one to pursue the program of your interest. Our first step was to filter out these colleges using the following minimum requirement.
• The school must be accredited by a nationally recognized accreditation body.
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Financial Aid (Grants, Loans, & Scholarships)
Each of the above 3 factors is clearly explained below to help you understand why we considered them for our ranking methodology.
The academic quality of a program is one of the most important factors to gauge its success, and seemingly so, it constitutes 50% of our total ranking score. This factor is based on five components, including Acceptance Rate, Enrollment Rate, Graduation Rate, Retention Rate, and Student-to-Faculty Ratio.
Our editorial team rating constitutes 30% of our total ranking score and is based on both internal as well as external pointers. While internal pointers considered include the school’s infrastructure, faculty credentials (academic background, professional organization memberships, recognition & awards), student services, use of technology, and industry partnerships. The external pointers considered include college rankings, ratings, and student reviews from respected online publications such as US News, Niche, Grad Reports, and Rate My Professors.
Affordability is an important factor when considering a Healthcare program and constitutes 25% of our total ranking score. Affordable education can help you graduate with less debt. This factor is based on two components, including the school’s net price and the percentage of enrolled students receiving financial aid.
To create a firm base for our ranking methodology, we have extracted accurate and updated information from various reliable and unbiased sources:
• The National Center for Education Statistics was our source for information on acceptance rates, enrollment rates, graduation rates, retention rates, student-to-faculty ratio, net price, and percentage of enrolled students receiving financial aid.
• College rankings, ratings, and student reviews were sourced from U.S. News, Niche, Grad Reports, and Rate My Professors.
• Additional information and data about each Healthcare program required for our rankings were gathered from the official college website.
The main purpose behind our rankings is to help you in your search to find the right Healthcare program. The ranking list can serve as a great starting point and saves you from spending long hours going through scores of college sites.
Our rankings are completely unbiased and fair as we are a neutral third party who has no direct association with any of the colleges; neither do we have anything to gain from the ranking order of colleges. Our rankings are solely based on data collected from reliable and unbiased sources. To maintain transparency, we clearly publish the factors that our rankings are based on.
At nursingprocess.org, we understand that our rankings can influence a student's decision in making a choice for the right Healthcare program. We do not promote the Healthcare programs that have made it to our ranking list; neither do we disregard schools that haven't made it to our list.
Although we have tried our best to bring you a list of the best Healthcare programs that can simplify your search, please note there is no one perfect ranking tool or formula to devise a list of the best schools.
Our rankings are fair and unbiased, and we are in no way associated with any educational institution and thus have nothing to gain out of the ranking order. To maintain transparency, we have clearly mentioned the factors considered for our rankings for everyone to see.
If you have questions, comments, or corrections about our ranking methodology, please feel free to connect with our staff through the Contact Form.