What Determines Top/Top-Ranked/Best?

With respect to colleges, universities, schools, degrees, certificates, associate, bachelors, masters, doctoral, undergraduate, graduate, online colleges, online universities, online schools, online degrees, online certificates, online associate, online bachelors, online masters, online doctoral, online undergraduate, online graduate and available subject fields, either online or on campus, “top,” “top-ranked,” or “best” refer to the 120 largest (by enrollment) degree-granting college and university campuses in 2018, as reported by the U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). Any matching college or university will be sponsors in our network, not all of which are in the NCES report. The schools listed in this report may offer associate, bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral, certificate, undergraduate, and/or graduate degree programs. These programs may be offered on campus, online or both. A complete list of the colleges & universities in the NCES report may be viewed here.