There are so many marketing degrees and programs out there, and choosing one can be difficult. Therefore, it is easier to make a decision by turning to a ranking system to help.
Although those who put out collegiate rankings on a regular basis have taken the time to carefully grade each school, they are ultimately arbitrary. Only the individual student knows what he or she is looking for and must rank each school by factors such as price, how far away it is, acceptance rates, and much more.
However, an important step to any online college degree is accreditation. While a degree from an accredited online school can open doors, a degree from a school that isn’t recognized by a legitimate agency may literally not be worth the paper it is printed on. To begin a simple and nationwide search, click here for the Database of Postsecondary Institutions. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, it can tell you if a school is accredited along with what agency has recognized it. You can also use it to search for schools in your state.
However, if rankings are a must for your online marketing degree, there are a few options. One of the most well-known ranking systems for schools is U.S. News and World Report. They list schools by a wide variety of areas, specialties, and list their top ten picks for undergraduate business programs here. Another good choice when searching for a marketing degree is Bloomberg. The top site has everything business, including the latest information on business schools across the nation.