Online Masters Colleges’s rankings help potential students make an informed decision as they pursue their higher education degrees. Its rankings determine which colleges, universities, and programs are the best based on these factors:
What Factors Are Our Rankings Based On?
OMC’s rankings analyze the data directly from universities, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), and Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). OMC also uses a 20-component chart to rank institutions further. Here are the basic criteria on how universities and programs are ranked:
The cost per credit and other fees that add to the overall cost of a program.
The flexibility students have to tailor their studies to suit their interests and objectives.
The time it takes to complete a program, whether it is full-time or part-time.
The quality, qualifications, and experience of teaching staff.
|Multiple Intakes in a Year
The availability of more than the typical spring and fall entry points into a program.
|No GRE or GMAT Requirements
The option for students to seek admission without taking the GRE or GMAT.
|Excellent Student Support Services
The availability of student services that make life on and off campus easy.
|College and/or Program Accreditation
The accreditation status of the college and availability of programmatic accreditation.
|Availability of Accelerated Programs
The option for students to choose fast-track and accelerated programs to graduate sooner.
|Online, On-Campus, and Hybrid Programs
The availability of different program delivery modes, offering affordability, and convenience.
|Synchronous & Asynchronous Learning
The option to take classes synchronously in a cohort or asynchronously at a the pace of the student.
|Availability of Financial Aid
The availability and easy access to financial assistance and various types of aid.
|Respectable A-R-G Rates
The Acceptance, Retention, and Graduation rates of the institution.
The availability of all tangible infrastructure, including labs, libraries, research centers, etc.
|Variable Curriculum & Coursework
The flexibility to choose courses and electives, and even double major.
The option to specialize within a subject or program and study niche areas.
|Selection of Programs
The choice of programs available across various disciplines for students to consider.
|Reputation (College & Programs)
The reputation and standing of the institution and recognition of its academic offerings.
|Excellent Student-Teacher Ratio
The low student-faculty ratio allowing for more individualized studying and teaching.
|Availability of Extra & Co-curricular Activity
The availability of extra and co-curricular activities for a more rounded education.
How We Rank Degree Programs
OMC looks at the degree program and considers how the school of the program ranks. There are the main criteria OMC analyzes and ranks an online master’s program: