COVID-19 has revealed which colleges and universities were able to rise to the challenge during the pandemic to deliver a quality education to students. Clarion University is among them.
Educate to Career has ranked colleges according to their ability to offer a quality education under any conceivable scenario: in-classroom, online, and a blend of each format.
In order to be included in its Tier 1 listing, criteria included:
- A physical campus for in-classroom instruction should the health authorities allow colleges to open in September.
- Robust software and systems to support distance-learning programs.
- Faculty experience in teaching online.
- Reasonable tuition and fees on a relative basis.
"With the COVID crisis everything has changed regarding college selection criteria. With our new rankings system, a 'distance learning' component is mandatory for a high ranking simply because there is a real possibility that at least some instruction will be done via the internet. Schools that have systems and experience in distance learning, with a campus to support in-classroom teaching have the right formula for today. And factoring in that the U.S. is now in the midst of a deep recession, tuition is also a primary consideration," Educate to Career stated on its website.
The rankings include 1,200 colleges and universities, which are sorted by state.