Many organizations publish rankings of universities, both international and American. So how do you find reliable rankings, and just how important are they anyway? To get started, here is a list of a few sites to check out for international rankings: Shanghai Ranking’s Academic Ranking of World Universities This ranking provides a list of the…

Whenever we publish content about accreditation, we receive hundreds of comments asking: How do you know which schools are accredited? And what exactly does “accredited” mean? Accreditation means that a college, university or school meets basic standards to teach and educate. Those standards are agreed upon by multiple educators. They are updated at least once a decade. You…

A recent study says that many students who attended for-profit colleges were worse off financially than they were before going to these schools. Students who attended for-profit private colleges in the United States to learn a trade made less money than before they enrolled. Also, the report by the National Bureau of Economic Research found there were lower…

The U.S. Department of Education recently launched a great new website, the College Affordability and Transparency Center, designed to help students get information about the cost of an undergraduate college education. One of the neatest features is a little tool that lets you look at lists of institutions with the highest/lowest tuition and highest/lowest net…

The British Council has completed a new survey, ranking countries in terms of how supportive they are of international students.  According to the BBC, Germany came out on top, largely because foreign students pay the same in tuition fees as home students.  Germany also teaches many degrees in English, reducing language barriers. The top 6…