Welcome to the 2017-2018 Online Bachelor’s Survey hosted by BestColleges.com (Higher Education). The following survey is divided into three parts.
Please do your best to answer questions as comprehensively and accurately as possible. All three forms will be used in calculating our 2019 academic rankings; however, Form 2 will be most heavily prioritized. If there are questions your school is unable to answer, respond at any time with ‘Unknown.’
For data to be included in our 2019 rankings efforts, we ask that you submit this completed survey by September 14, 2018.
About This Survey
- Logging in and Getting Started
You will use this page (Online Bachelor’s Survey) to input all requested information for this survey. At any time, you can log out and return later to complete this survey. Please complete and submit a form in its entirety before logging out to ensure information is recorded correctly in our system. To preserve the security of your account, each session will expire after 2 hours of inactivity.
- Saving Your Updates
We’ve designed this survey to be completed in three parts and recommend working on them in the order presented. Each form is submitted separately:
- Form 1: When you’ve entered all required fields, click the radio button “Submit and Save” to save this information.
- Form 2: This form asks that you enter information about each fully online bachelor’s program at your school. To submit a new program, click “Add.” Once you’ve ‘added’ a program, it is recorded in our system.
- Form 3: Once you’ve finished working on this form, click the radio button “Submit.” This is the final form of the survey.
- Submitting your Survey
- Definition of Terms
Online degree programs: A degree program in which all required coursework is available and delivered through technologies offered entirely online, with limited annual in-person requirements. For the purpose of this survey, we will limit our questions to online degree programs at the bachelor’s level, listed here as ‘online bachelor’s programs.’
Hybrid programs: A degree program in which at least some component of the required coursework is delivered with an online component.
Academic year: Because it’s typical for online student to enroll on a rolling or ongoing basis, assume the total number of students for an entire academic year (enrolling June-July) when calculating totals.
Online bachelor’s cohort: Any student enrolled in an online bachelor’s program, including full- or part -time, first- or non-first-time (transfer) students.
Faculty: Any adjunct, tenured, part- time, or full-time instructor teaching at least one course included in an online bachelor’s program.
- Additional Information
- Do you have questions or want to make updates to your school’s profile or program-level information? Stay tuned! We will soon offer this functionality on our site! In the interim, direct any inquiries to [email protected]
- Are you interested in learning more about our surveys or providing feedback about this survey format? Please contact me directly at [email protected]
- If you’d like to submit other publically available institutional reports compiled by your school (NCES, CDS) to ensure the accuracy of your institution’s information or have other questions about this survey, please contact us at [email protected] for more information.
Form 1: General Information
Form 2: Online Bachelor's Programs
Form 3: Online Bachelor's Information