Canadian University Rankings

Maclean’s Canadian college rankings have been the benchmark for Canadian college listings for eighteen years. Each year, Maclean’s improves their methodology, and now they include only public data so that their results can be validated. Other listings, including BusinessWeek, include Canadian colleges in their North American range. Those rankings are listed below.

Maclean’s Canadian Listings 2009

Methodology: Now in its 18th year of ranking, Maclean’s places universities in one of three categories, recognizing the differences in types of institutions, levels of research funding, the diversity of offerings, and the range of graduate and professional programs. Nothing In each category, Maclean’s ranks the institutions on a range of factors in six broad areas including student success, faculty, resources, student support and reputation. Otherwise, the ranking methodology did not change from the previous year.

Maclean’s Canadian Listings 2008

Methodology: This year, Maclean’s revised its methodology, and the rankings are now based entirely on publicly available data. Student and faculty numbers were obtained from Statistics Canada, as was data for all five financial indicators including operating budget, spending on student services, scholarships and bursaries, library expenses and acquisitions as well as total research income.This year, Maclean’s introduces a new indicator to broaden the scope of the research picture: total research dollars (six percent). This figure, calculated relative to the size of each institution’s full-time faculty, includes income from sponsored research as well as funding from non-governmental organizations.

4 International Colleges and Universities Canada

Methodology: This site contains a list of accredited Canadian Colleges and Uniersities sorted by Web popularity. The aim of this Web site is to provide an approximate ranking of world-wide universities and colleges based upon the popularity of their Web site only. They do not claim to rank universities by their reputation, quality of education or level of services provided.

BusinessWeek: The Best B-Schools 2008

Methodology: BusinessWeek includes Canadian colleges in their “Top 10 Non-U.S. MBA Programs,” the “Second-Tier Non-U.S. Programs” and the “Non-U.S. Also Considered.” They also list Canadian schools in their various other categories, such as the “Part-Time MBA.” To be eligible for this list, schools must have an accredited undergraduate business degree program that meets BusinessWeek‘s criteria for program size, age, test scores, and grade point averages for business majors, and number of full-time tenured faculty, among other things.

UTD Top 100 North American Business School Rankings

Methodology: The Uniersity of Texas at Dallas ranks 100 North American business schools based upon resarch contributions to academic journals. This list contains many Canadian colleges, and it was ranked on contributions made between 2003-2007.

Featured Colleges

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) has a CollegeNavigator tool that we used to help us gather some of the top ranked colleges in the U.S. with programs that can be completed entirely online. Below is a list of accredited schools that have a wide selection of online certificate, undergraduate, and graduate degrees for students to choose from (source: NCES.ED.gov: CollegeNavigator, data 2018).

American InterContinental University
American InterContinental University
American InterContinental University — "Serious about success? With your busy schedule and the desire to move your career forward, at AIU, the Serious U™, you can earn an accredited associate, bachelors or master’s degree at a pace that works for you anywhere, anytime, 24/7. American InterContinental University® is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission."
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Antioch University
Antioch University
Antioch University — "Serious about success? With your busy schedule and the desire to move your career forward, at AIU, the Serious U™, you can earn an accredited associate, bachelors or master’s degree at a pace that works for you anywhere, anytime, 24/7. American InterContinental University® is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission."
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Colorado State University - Global Campus
Colorado State University - Global Campus
Colorado State University - Global Campus — "At CSU-Global, our mission is to provide academically authoritative, career-focused online degree and certificate programs in an adaptive environment beyond traditional higher education models. Designed for working adults, our professionally relevant degrees undergo continual evaluation to ensure alignment with fast-changing market and industry practices and innovation."
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Florida Institute of Technology
Florida Institute of Technology
Florida Institute of Technology — "What we are is a private, coeducational, residential, research-intensive, doctoral granting university located in the beautiful City of Melbourne on Florida’s sunny “Space Coast.” We are a community of researchers, scholars and learners hailing from all around the world. We are engineers, aviators, innovators, leaders, educators, athletes and astronauts. We are Florida Tech."
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Grantham University
Grantham University
Grantham University — "Grantham delivers a high quality, relevant education and offers exceptional flexibility, accessibility and affordability to deserving, working adults trying to better their lives. You do your part by working hard to earn your degree. And we do ours by providing you an exceptional Grantham experience that leads to an even more amazing career."
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Johnson & Wales University
Johnson & Wales University
Johnson & Wales University — "As a student at Johnson & Wales University College of Online Education, you’ll benefit from competitively priced tuition, small class sizes, personal advising, financial assistance options, flexible credit transfer policies and the opportunity to learn from faculty who bring years of expertise, experience, and mentorship to your education - all in our convenient online format."
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Northcentral University
Northcentral University
Northcentral University — "Northcentral University is a premier online graduate university and a global leader in providing unprecedented access to U.S. regionally accredited higher education. We hold all members of our community to the highest ethical standards of professional and academic conduct and the rules and regulations of U.S. higher education."
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South University
South University
South University — "South University is a private academic institution that offers focused and balanced curricula at the associate’s, baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral levels. A broad-based core curriculum is offered, promoting critical thinking, effective verbal and written communication, and skills for life-long learning."
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University of Wisconsin Colleges Flex
University of Wisconsin Colleges Flex
University of Wisconsin Colleges Flex — "The UW Flexible Option is a self-paced, competency-based education format that allows busy adult learners to start any month, study at their own pace, and earn credit using their existing knowledge. To maintain rigorous academic standards, distinguished UW System faculty oversee all aspects of UW Flexible Option programs. Several programs are available in this flexible format, and more are on the way."
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Walden University
Walden University
Walden University — "As a student at Walden, you can participate in online courses on a weekly basis whenever it’s convenient for you; gain practical experience through in-person academic residencies or virtual field experiences; collaborate with expert faculty and fellow students around the corner or around the world; and find the support you need when you need it 24/7."
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