Our Methodology


Data and information for our rankings are procured from the National Center for Education, official college and university websites, and other college ranking sites like U.S. News & World Report

The lists we’ve assembled were done so by researching publicly available data from a number of sources, but, mainly from our own methodology as stated below, in order to derive a useful tool for potential students.  Our researchers and editors have made use of the following criteria in building our program rankings:

PROGRAM CRITERIA – 50%

  1. How is the delivery of the online program? Easy to use program, asynchronous, flexible, etc.?
  2. What are the retention rates of the program as a whole, online or campus?
  3. What percentage of this program can be done online?

SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICES – 30%

  1. How are the programs career services? ie, do they offer job finding tools, career counselors, etc?
  2. Does the program offer any “extras” versus another similar school program?
  3. How does the post-graduation job placement rate from this program compare to others?

SCHOOL STANDARDS – 20%

  1. School accreditation/s and other outside recognition?
  2. Is there variety and breadth of curriculum?
  3. What is the acceptance rate of school and program?
  4. How much experience do the professors have in teaching?

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  • All information is cited from the impartial, independent NCES.gov’s College Navigator
  • Our sponsored schools are paid advertisements that are not affiliated with our site’s individual school rankings.  They are clearly defined with the word “SPONSORED” as to not confuse our readers with what has been methodologically researched and ranked by our site editors and researchers as compared to the independently sponsored schools that pay for their placement on our site. For more information regarding our rankings or our sponsored schools, please email us at: NETEDITLLC@GMAIL.COM

This website will aid in that first step in preparing you for your path towards selecting an online college that works for you and your needs. Perusing each schools’ website yourself and requesting information to be sent to you for your evaluation is highly recommended and encouraged.