TheBestSchools.org is a leading resource for campus and online education. Our aim is to help you gain the knowledge, skills, and credentials you need to achieve personal happiness and career success.
The Need for The Best Schools
Successful careers depend on full-time, well-paid, satisfying jobs. In fact, a good job is one of the best markers of personal happiness. But in turbulent economic times, good jobs can be hard to come by.
To get a good job, you need an edge. That edge often comes through further education. However, simply learning new stuff is not enough. You need to learn the right stuff. This is where we come in.
What We Do—And How
If you are still deciding on the right career, we provide guidance through our career articles. If you know what you want to do, we help you find the best school and degree program for you through our ranking articles. Moreover, our degree articles orient you to the types of degrees out there and how they can advance your life and education.
In addition, we try to tie together a lot of useful information and interesting insights to enhance your education through our features, resources, and initiatives. Our features include everything articles of general educational interest to interviews and personality inventories. Each resource compilation, which we call “The Source,” provides you with comprehensive information about a given topic (as an example, consider The Online Colleges Source).
Finally, our initiatives try to make a significant positive impact on education. These include TBS Magazine as well as its review, Education & Culture. They also include TBS Press, in which we publish at the TBS website freely available online books on a wide range of educational topics (for instance, our biography of math teacher Jaime Escalante). The list of initiatives keeps growing because education leaves so much room for improvement. Other initiatives include our highly respected Focused Civil Dialogues as well our highly sought Escalante-Gradillas Prize for Best in Education.
Wherever you are in your education, we will find the best school and program of study for you. You may not have four years to spend on a college degree. If so, we can help you find a rewarding two-year associate’s degree program. Or we can help you find a terrific trade or practical school.
Perhaps you have more time for education, but not at a traditional campus. Online degree programs offered by traditional as well as online colleges let you to earn a college degree at your own pace from any location. Bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees are now all available through online schools.
In all our school rankings and recommendations, we strive to be objective and balanced. Rankings and recommendations in our articles are carefully researched and made apart from any financial incentives. Our articles never promote or disregard a school for financial gain. We strive to provide the best rankings of schools and degree programs on the web, and we remove the mystery from our ranking method:
Who We Are
The general editor of TheBestSchools.org is James Barham, a Texas native, who received his B.A. in Classics from the University of Texas at Austin, his M.A. in the history of science from Harvard University, and his Ph.D. in the history and philosophy of science from the University of Notre Dame.
TheBestSchools.org is an independent organization comprised of a dedicated group of educators who—like you—believe learning transforms lives for the better and should remain a lifelong pursuit. Editors at TheBestSchools.org know the academic world inside out, with some holding Ph.D.’s and having extensive experience in teaching, research, and publishing at the university level. Committed to freedom of thought and expression, we seek to avoid bias and conflicts of interest.
As a team, we use our collected wisdom in the field of education to
1. Help learners find the best higher ed and K-12 schools in America,
2. Raise awareness of trends, important voices, and topics in education that affect our lives every day, and
3. Foster an informed, rational, and civil conversation about knowledge and learning that benefits us all.
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