At Best Marketing Degrees we have years of online digital and higher education experience we use to parse through the ever-growing number of online marketing education options. Our Best Marketing Degrees rankings draw from our experience with real-life marketing and higher education knowledge to focus on what really matters to potential online learners in their degree-seeking process. All of our proprietary rankings follow the same basic methodology and compilation process. First we compile a list of all online courses of study of a given type. We then survey schools on the following three pieces of information:
- Affordability (1/3): the estimated out-of-state tuition per credit hour for the program.
- Flexibility or Time-Until-Degree (1/3): the number of flexibility-enhancing components, including accelerated courses, asynchronous learning, credit for life experience, aptitude-based grading, and so forth.
- Core Content Areas (1/3): for this measure we survey the curricula of several top programs, citing the breadth of courses. After isolating some of the cornerstone courses in the course of study, we then grade all programs for their coverage of these subject matter areas.