Guide to Healthcare Schools Releases 2012 Top Healthcare School Rankings

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Guide to Healthcare Schools, a leading education portal, announces its pick of the Top 30 Healthcare Schools available to students in 2012. Over 200 accredited schools were evaluated using a number of standardized school metrics from the U.S. Department of Education and internal data.

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Given the country's heightened economic awareness, many individuals are looking to attend healthcare programs to obtain higher degrees, as the classes offer a career-focused training in growing healthcare fields.

SR Education Group's site, Guide to Healthcare Schools, has released its annual list of the top healthcare schools. Few education portals actively calculate the rankings of specialized healthcare schools, yet the data presented in the Top Healthcare Schools list is significant to many institutions and students. The criteria include loan repayment rates and average rate of student retention when tabulating final scores.

Other metrics used to determine rankings include whether or not the school was a for-profit or non-profit university, cost of tuition, student reviews of schools, and whether or not the school was regionally accredited (only regionally accredited schools were included in the rankings). A number of statistics were gathered from The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), part of the U.S. Department of Education.

At the head of the list was Swedish Institute, followed by Central Career School, Western Governors University, IntelliTec College, and New England Institute of Technology. Other schools that were featured, but just below the top five were Brandman University, Daytona College, and Concorde Career Colleges.

Given the country's heightened economic awareness, many individuals are looking to attend healthcare programs to obtain higher degrees, as the classes offer a career-focused training in growing healthcare fields. Despite gaining popularity, however, specialized healthcare and distance learning still carries with it certain negative stigmas and many people are wary of enrolling. SR Education Group hopes to alleviate these fears by making the process more transparent. Jimmy Lin, SR Education Group spokesperson, says of the rankings, "We've uncovered some schools with exceptional value for the cost; simply by focusing on what students care about."

Guide to Healthcare Schools is one of the top education portals on the Web, offering extensive information on healthcare-related learning, careers, reviews written by actual students, and pages where students can directly contact schools to get more information. To see the full list of rankings, visit Guide to Healthcare School's 2012 Top Healthcare Schools Rankings.

SR Education Group is based in Kirkland, Washington. For more information, please contact Alan Handford, 425-605-8898 or email alan(at)sreducationgroup(dot)org.

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