System and Method for Ranking Academic Institutions and Programs

Objective measuring of academic programs using higher volume of variables. Background: Various publications, organizations and individuals rank Universities and Graduate Schools. The rankings are typically used as tools by administrators to assess the quality of their programs and universities, and by students to determine which Schools and programs to make applications to. Existing methods for ranking universities utilize census forms distributed to faculties. Faculty members rank universities and programs according to their impressions. These impressions may be based on any number of factors, including lack of information. Thus, there needs to be a standardized system and method for ranking graduate programs. Technology Overview: A computer-implemented method for ranking a plurality of academic programs comprises receiving a plurality of records corresponding to academic programs, respectively, combining elements of the plurality of records to determine respective Z-scores according to a predetermined metric, and ranking the plurality of academic programs according to the respective Z-scores. Advantages: -More Accurate

-More Variables

-Higher Level of Detail

-Less Bias and Human Error Applications: College applications - National Ranking - Promotions - Commercials - Sponsors - Public Ranking - Public Record - accurate comparisons - In‑Depth College Searches - University Enrollment Intellectual Property Summary: Patented Stage of Development: 7653608 Licensing Potential: Licensing Status: Available for Licensing. R‑7815 Additional Information: graduate,schools,student,learning tool,learning aids,learning aid,student-driven learning solution,learning management,educational,educational tool,educational technology,education,education technology,education software,higher education,automatic record,digital record,decision and planning aids,informed decision,decision making,statistical modelling,statistical software,statistical analysis package,statistical framework,statistical,statistical ranking Please note, header image is purely illustrative. Source: Tulane Public Relations. Wikimedia Commons, CC BY 2.0.

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