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BestColleges is proud to introduce the launch of our new blog: Office Hours! Beyond our collection of resource guides and rankings, the blog will keep you updated about the latest developments in higher education, including news, trends, career guidance, and more.Visit Here
Your Guide to Understanding College Rankings
In an effort to combat the confusion around college rankings, BestColleges created a guide to help students better understand how to use rankings to find the schools and degree programs that are right for them. This includes discussing the benefits and challenges of rankings, the methodology, the data sources, and rankings philosophy in general.Read the Guide Here
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Join us, using #LETSTALKCOLLEGE, for topics related to higher education, barriers to college, online learning, educational technology, and career development.
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Meet Our Moderator
Melissa A. Venable, Ph.D. is a writer and educational expert for BestColleges where she contributes to web content on topics related to college and career decision-making. In this role she also leads an annual research project reporting online education trends, and moderates the BestColleges Twitter chat covering issues in technology and higher education. Melissa is also an adjunct instructor and course designer for Saint Leo University and the University of South Florida. She received her doctorate in instructional technology from the University of South Florida with research interests in distance education and online student support. Melissa is also a certified career coach.
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BestColleges in the News
The 2017 Online Education Trends report indicates that education providers are under increasing pressure to provide meaningful outcomes data. Interestingly, 77% of surveyed schools report that students want placement/employment rates data provided on a course-by-course basis, 58% report requests for course completion rates, and nearly half are asked for information about postgraduate salaries.
BestColleges, for example, writes on its website that American University and George Washington University, both in the nation's capital, are the most politically active schools.
The University of Florida Career Resource Center, for instance, has been ranked among the best in America by BestColleges. Recruiters surveyed by the Wall Street Journal have said they love the fact that the school offers several annual career fairs, in addition to an online resource that helps students figure out how to turn their interests into careers.
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