|Academic Quality, Student Success and Affordability||45%|
|Full-time Retention Rate||15.00%|
|Student to Faculty Ratio||15.00%|
|Total Number of Students Enrolled for the Program||35%|
|Editorial Team Ratings||20%|
Admissions Rate: Admission rate refers to the number of students who chose to enroll with the college upon being accepted. A higher admission rate means the college is a popular choice among aspiring students.
Graduation Rate: Graduation rate of a college tells you the percentage of students that graduate from a program within the stipulated time frame. A higher graduation rate is promising as it means that the college provides a conducive learning environment, helping students in reaching their academic goals.
Full-time Retention Rate: A college with a higher retention rate means fewer dropouts and more number of full-time students being happy with their learning experience and continuing with the college to complete the program.
The student to Faculty Ratio: Student to faculty ratio means the number of students to the faculty of the program. A lower student to faculty ratio is beneficial as students can make the most of the individualized training and are likely to achieve a positive academic outcome.
Net Price: As tuition costs sky rocket, factoring the affordability of a program becomes vital while considering a college. When tuition fees and other miscellaneous costs are lower, you can well, graduate almost debt free!
The total number of students enrolled for a program can signify its popularity and success. When the number of students enrolled for a particular program is higher, it can be an assurance of student satisfaction and a positive learning experience.
Our editorial team ratings were based on a variety of factors including the school’s overall reputation as well as rankings, student reviews & ratings from popular web publishers such as US News, Niche, Grad Reports & Rate My Professors.
Our rankings for 2019-20 were published in June 2019.2. When will we publish the next rankings?
Our next rankings will be published in June 2020.3. What is the main purpose behind these rankings?
The main purpose of these rankings is to simplify the search for the best schools. The rankings will help you in making a better choice without spending hours browsing through hundreds of college websites.4. Where did we gather the data from?
To create a firm base for our ranking methodology, we have extracted accurate and updated information from various reliable sources.
• The complete list of accredited schools was gathered from the respective program’s official nationally recognized accrediting body website.
• The National Center for Education Statistics was our source for information regarding admissions rate, graduation rate, full-time retention rate, enrollment rate, student to faculty ratio, net price, and total number of students enrolled for the program.
• College rankings & ratings and student reviews were sourced from U.S. News, Niche, Grad Reports, and Rate My Professors.5. What is the guarantee our rankings are fair and unbiased?
You can consider our rankings to be totally fair and unbiased as we are a neutral third party who in no way is associated to any of the colleges and thus has nothing to gain out of the college ranking order. To maintain transparency, we have mentioned the factors considered for our rankings for everyone to see, the data for which was collected from reliable sources.
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