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Schools Rankings

Whether you choose online or traditional education, earning a degree from a reputable school confers expertise, academic achievement, and can springboard your career into action. But how do you distinguish the best schools from the mediocre schools? Academic Influence employs advanced machine learning to identify the schools with the highest levels of academic excellence and most influential faculty. Explore our rankings of the best Christian schools, best online schools, best traditional US schools and even the best universities in the world to find your ideal learning environment.

By State Rankings

In order to find the best degree program that meets your needs and aspirations, one of the first steps is to decide where you want to go (and how much you want to pay!). Exploring available college degree programs by state allows you to compare in-state and out-of-state tuition around the country. We also have rankings of the best overall associate’s and bachelor’s degrees for each state as well as online options by state. Additionally, you will find that some programs of study are more common or more reputable in certain states. We provide innovative tools for you to conduct this research quickly and conveniently.

Online Degree Rankings

Online education at a high quality online college provides students with a new level of accessibility, flexibility, and convenience. This allows working students and adult learners with busy schedules to pursue online degrees like an online MBA. But finding the ideal degree program amid the hundreds of available options represents a challenge. We use advanced machine learning technology to create the most authoritative rankings of online college degree programs ( associates, bachelors, masters and Doctorate) available to you. Our ranking methodology ensures that you get the most current information for each program and that you only see the best and most reputable options in your desired field of study.

Affordability Rankings

We know that higher education can be expensive. The good news is that you can still get a great college education at an affordable school. Community colleges, state universities and some online colleges offer lower cost options that can often be just as good, or even better, depending on your learning style. To get started, visit our Affordability Rankings by State or check out our ranking of the 50 Most Affordable Colleges & Universities. We’ve also ranked online colleges by affordability.

Choosing Your Major

Choosing your major is one of the most stressful parts of going to college. Not everyone knows what they want to be or what job they want to do for the rest of their lives. The good news is that Academic Influence has put together some resources to help you on your journey. To get started, you can check out our full list of common college majors. And don’t stress too much. Many people change majors part way through. And some even choose to go back to school later in life to pick up a new major. Just do your best and enjoy learning along the way.

Why Academic Influence?

Innovative Ranking Technology

Our college rankings provide meaningful insights for your education. AcademicInfluence.com ranks colleges and academics using innovative machine learning to identify academic impact. We rank schools based on the faculty and alumni who are influential over 24 academic disciplines.

Influential People Matter

People are the foundation of our college rankings. We help you find highly cited, inspiring experts in over 24 disciplines, and the schools they are affiliated with. The colleges and universities that have histories of hiring and graduating influential people rise to the top.

Expert Guidance

We provide tools and resources to help you find your college match based on our expertise in higher education. If you need personal expert guidance, we can connect you to college admissions counselors trained to help you achieve your academic goals.

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