CHAPEL HILL, N.C., April 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- College Consensus (https://www.collegeconsensus.com), a unique college ratings website that aggregates publisher rankings and student reviews, has published their ranking of the 100 Best Online Graduate Schools 2020 at https://www.collegeconsensus.com/rankings/best-online-graduate-schools/.
Stanford University takes the first spot this year, with the University of Michigan, the University of North Carolina, Columbia University, and Northwestern University rounding out the top five.
To identify the 100 Best Online Graduate Schools for 2020, College Consensus combined the latest results from the most respected college rankings with thousands of real student reviews to produce a unique consensus score for each school. According to Consensus editors, "College Consensus gathers the publisher rankings and student reviews from around the web and distills the results into simple, easy to understand scores so students can quickly and easily compare schools." While most rankings only provide one perspective - such as student experience, surveys of administrators, or expert opinion - the Consensus philosophy is to open up and show prospective college students the full range so they can make the most informed decision possible.
As the editors explain, "The College Consensus methodology pulls together rankings from:
- U.S. News & World Report
- The Wall Street Journal
- Washington Monthly
Then we average student reviews from sites like Cappex, Niche, Student Review, and more, to get the full picture of how students see their colleges, which we call the Student Review Rating. Put them together, and we have the College Consensus." Learn more about the College Consensus rankings methodology at https://www.collegeconsensus.com/about/.
To help prospective grad students, working professionals, and career-changing adults evaluate the educational options open to them, College Consensus has identified the best online graduate universities, according to the combination of published rankings and student reviews. To qualify for the ranking institutions have to have a Consensus Score and offer at least 3 fully online master's degree programs.
Rounding out the top 25 (in alphabetical order) are:
California State University, Dominguez Hills
California State University, Northridge
Carnegie Mellon University
Johns Hopkins University
Michigan State University
New York University
North Carolina State University
Rutgers University - New Brunswick
Texas A&M University
University of Florida
University of Georgia
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
University of Southern California
University of Virginia
University of Washington
University of Wisconsin
"Online higher education has transformed professional education," Consensus editors note, "and nowhere is that more obvious than in graduate education." Online graduate education has become crucially important for working adults who want to advance in their careers. "Over the last two decades, bachelor's degrees have become standard for entry-level jobs in nearly every occupation," according to the editors, "and as more workers went into the job market with a bachelor's degree, a master's degree became more valuable as a way to specialize and stand out from the competition." The good news, for prospective graduate students, is that "online education also evolved during that time, making a master's degree more convenient and accessible for adults who want to advance in their career."
That's why the College Consensus ranking of the Best Online Graduate Schools is a useful resource for nontraditional-aged students, working professionals, and adults who want something new in their career. As the editors explain, "nearly every reputable, trusted university in the nation offers at least some fully-online graduate programs." The College Consensus Online Graduate Schools ranking guides students to the program that will really make an impact on their lives.
College Consensus is an innovative approach to college rankings. We combine the latest results from the most respected college ranking systems with thousands of real student review scores. College Consensus also offers expert advice and guidance on all aspects of college life, from finding the perfect college, to getting accepted, paying for it, and finding your professional path after graduation.
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