Beaverton, CA—June 24, 2018—For the third year in a row, Ars Technic publishes the best business and technology schools in the United States.
Our annual ranking of the best schools for business and tech students in America is based on student-faculty ratios, student achievement, and graduation rates.
Students at the best American universities are getting the best education in the world, and those at the bottom are being left behind.
The following list is a compilation of the top American schools for students to earn their diploma and start a career.
As of September 2018, more than 9,200 business and technical schools across the country had enrolled over 2,500 students.
To make this list, we looked at data from more than 600,000 students in over 200 countries.
This year, Ars used data from a database called the U.S. Education Department’s Center for Educational Choice and Quality, which provides data on student performance and achievement in nearly 150 different countries.
Ars also used data on the top U.K. business and financial schools to rank them.
For more information on the rankings, check out the accompanying infographic.
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Ars has long had a policy of giving students a free diploma.
In 2015, we updated that policy to include an award for the top student-athletes in the state of California.
Our new policy is designed to give students a chance to be recognized and rewarded for their achievements.
In 2018, we expanded that to include more than 2,000 scholarships for students at the top 10% of their graduating class.
The program also includes a new student-careers award that recognizes student leadership that helps to drive the next wave of innovations.
We also changed the way we evaluate schools in our rankings.
Rather than looking at the number of students who complete a given degree, we now consider the degree and degree-granting institutions themselves.
This means that we now also consider students’ work in their chosen fields and their experience in other settings.
This gives students a better sense of where their choices in business and engineering, for example, fall in the overall rankings.
Finally, we added new metrics for how well the schools are performing.
Our metrics include graduation rates, graduation rates for those who have dropped out, retention rates, and retention rates for students who graduated.
Ars is proud to have made this change, and we thank our readers for helping us make it happen.