Create a Career evaluates schools and degree programs based on its own independent research. Our rankings identify colleges and universities that provide a high-quality education and academic experience.
We rank undergraduate and graduate degree programs in a variety of fields to help prospective students make the best educational choices for them.
Important aspects of degree programs that we consider in assessing their quality and formulating our rankings include the following:
- Range and types of courses offered
- Rigor of the curriculum
- Teaching excellence of the faculty
- Scholarly accomplishments of the faculty (including awards received, publication record, and educational background)
- Ratio of tenured to adjunct faculty for the department providing the degree
- Acceptance rates
- Retention rates
- Career services
- Internship options
- Prospects of career success for graduates
Where applicable, we compare our rankings to those from other notable sources, especially professional organizations and accrediting agencies focused on the field in question.
At Create a Career, our college degree rankings attempt to underscore high quality schools and programs that prospective students may be unaware of, especially with respect to online degrees.
Because of its flexibility and accessibility, online education has exploded in recent years. Our rankings of online degree programs attempt to keep pace with this exciting aspect of education.
We believe school rankings play a useful role in helping prospective students make wise and informed decisions about their education.