The University of Maine has been named one of today’s top schools for online higher education in healthcare by EduMed.org, a website that connects students to flexible education programs for accelerate careers in nursing and allied health. UMaine Interprofessional Graduate Certificate in Gerontology Online ranked #12 in Best Accredited Online Gerontology Programs in 2023 in a four-year school.
UMaine’s Interprofessional Graduate Certificate in Gerontology is designed to increase the knowledge, skills, and abilities of health and social service professionals who provide care to older adults in a variety of settings. The program is designed to meet the needs of professionals who, due to the rapidly aging population, find themselves caring for an increasing number of seniors. The 9-credit certificate program, consisting of three courses, is offered entirely online.
EduMed.org researched and analyzed over 7,700 accredited schools using data from the Integrated Post-Secondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the schools themselves. The website’s data science team then applied a proprietary algorithm to rank all qualified schools for each health discipline that took into account academic counseling services, career placement services, student-faculty ratio , tuition fees, percentage of students receiving school financial aid, amount of school aid per student, and other factors.
“Our ranking showcases the schools offering future nurses and allied health professionals the best chance of success from day one in the classroom to day one on the job,” said Wes Harris, outreach coordinator for EduMed.org. “It starts with low-cost tuition, but also includes academic advising, job placement, and other key resources students need to graduate and get hired.”
To be eligible, a school had to hold active regional accreditation and have at least one partially online program in the graded subject. Only 8% of US post-secondary institutions have earned a ranking position.
Full rankings are available on EduMed website.