Communication Studies Program ranked #22 by Affordable Colleges Online
Dominican College’s Online Communication Studies Program ranks among the nation’s top colleges according to a new analysis by Affordable Colleges Online, a not-for-profit resource center that provides information about college cost, financial aid and college rankings.
Dominican College is ranked #22 on AC Online’s list of the “Top Online Communications Degrees.” According to AC Online, colleges on the list “stand out either for cost or quality.” The University of Minnesota (#1) DePaul University (#5) and Indiana University (#16) are some of the well-known institutions that are also named on the list.
To create the list, the website employed a proprietary scoring system using various cost and quality criteria and metrics, including:
- Student-faculty ratio
- 6-year graduation rate
- Job placement for graduates
- The AC Online Peer-Based Value (A proprietary metric that compares quality metrics of colleges with similar costs, and the costs of colleges with similar quality metrics)
“We researched hundreds of online communications programs across the nation,” said Dan Schuessler, founder and CEO of Affordable Colleges Foundation. “The schools ranked in our list had the best combinations of academic quality, affordability, flexibility and resources.”
“I am honored and excited to have AC Online recognize Dominican College this way,” said Mark Meachem, Ed.D, Director of the Division of Arts and Sciences, and a member of the Communication Studies faculty. “We have worked hard to build innovative online courses that will prepare students for the global workforce and help increase the skill set students bring to their jobs.”
Dominican College’s online students connect with the full college experience: interaction with faculty chosen for their qualifications, experience and their teaching skill; access to the Career Development Center and the library collections; and membership in an international alumni network of over 10,000 people. In addition to Communication Studies, popular online programs at Dominican College include Criminal Justice, Psychology and Social Sciences.
For more information on the AC Online rankings, go to: http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/online-colleges/communications-programs/