Each year we publish rankings of colleges offering programs in disciplines we cover. Our inspiration for the annual rankings is derived from user feedback. Every day we receive emails from students and parents asking for advice regarding which schools they should consider.

Often we are shocked to learn how little these students and their parents know about the options available to them. In response we started publishing our rankings to serve as a starting point for students to identify schools and programs to consider.

Our ranking criteria consists, in no particular order, of the following: academic reputation, student success factors, job placement, quality of technology available to students, admission selectivity, depth and breadth of the program and faculty, value as it relates to tuition, and geographic location