Well, to begin with, there is no such definition of a good online Healthcare program. Each program has pros and cons, and this makes compiling a ranking list quite cumbersome. Nevertheless, our approach to ranking online 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 online nursing programs, we have ranked the following online 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 online 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 requirements.
• The school must be accredited by a nationally recognized accreditation body.
• The program must be offered in an online or hybrid format.
Online healthcare programs were ranked based on 4 important factors including the program's academic quality, affordability, our editorial team ratings, and the school’s overall online education presence. The table below lists all 4 factors that form the base of our ranking methodology along with the weightage assigned to each one of them.
|Loan Default Rate
|Percentage of Enrolled Students Receiving Financial Aid (Grants, Loans, & Scholarships)
|Our Editorial Team Rating(Student Services, Use of Technology, Faculty Credentials, and The School’s Overall Reputation)
|Online Education Presence
|Total Number of Online Programs Offered by the College
|Percentage of Students Enrolled for Online Education
Each of the above 4 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 30% of our total ranking score. This factor is based on five components, including Acceptance Rate, Enrollment Rate, Graduation Rate, Retention Rate, and Loan Default Rate.
Affordability is an important factor when considering an online 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.
Our editorial team rating constitutes 25% of our total ranking score and is based on both internal as well as external pointers. While internal pointers considered include student services, use of technology, and faculty credentials. 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.
A college’s experience and expertise in online education constitute 20% of our total ranking score. We have included this factor to gauge a college’s overall strength in online instruction delivery. This factor is based on two components, including the total number of online programs offered by the college and the percentage of students enrolled for online education.
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, loan default rates, net price, percentage of enrolled students receiving financial aid, the total number of online programs offered by the college, and percentage of students enrolled for online education.
• 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 online 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 online 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 online Healthcare program. We do not promote the online 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 online 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.