Last Updated on December 13, 2022 by Omoyeni Adeniyi
|THE (Times Higher Education) – University Ranking 
|US News & World Report – National University Ranking
College education is one of the most important investments in the life of a student. While selecting a college, students depend on the best university rankings given by popular ranking providers. Going forward this decision will have a direct impact on their social, personal as well as professional lives. However, at times it becomes a little tricky to understand these rankings. In this article, we will explain to you the methodology used by Times Higher Education (THE) to derive these rankings, which will eventually help you in making your decision of selecting a college.
Times Higher Education Rankings is an annual affair by the Times Higher Education based in London. Between 2004 and 2009, QS and THE jointly published the rankings, however, once their collaboration ended both adopted different methodologies to determine these rankings. THE started publishing these rankings based on the methodology developed with Thompson Reuters in 2010.
Major rankings released by THE annually:
- World University Rankings
- Business & Economics Rankings
- Computer Science Rankings
- Engineering & Technology Rankings
Times Higher Education (THE) Ranking Parameters
THE scrutinize the research universities on five parameters namely Teaching, Citations, Research, International Outlook, and Industry Income. These are further divided into 13 carefully crafted performance indicators.
THE Ranking Parameters
|Reputation surveyStaff-to-student ratDoctorate-to-bachelor’s ratioDoctorates-awarded-to-academic-staff ratioInstitutional income
|Reputation surveyResearch incomeResearch productivity
|Proportion of international studentsProportion of international staffInternational collaboration
For any student, Teaching is the most important aspect to select a university. It is one of the most relevant factors to determine the reputation of a college/university. The Teaching metric is derived by measuring 5 performance indicators namely reputation survey, the ratio of staff to students, the ratio of doctorate students to bachelor’s students, the doctorates awarded to academic staff ratio, and institutional income.
This is also one of the most popular indicators used by ranking providers. A university excelling in teaching may not necessarily excel in research. Candidates looking for great academic experience find this metric very useful. Reputation survey, Research income, and Research productivity have been used to get this methodology. No educational institution has been examined if it has not published at least 1,000 relevant publications in the last five years.
THE takes into account the number of publications published in the academic journals with respect to institutional size and subject. This reflects the university’s ability to get papers published in quality journals. Institutes with the best research facilities and resources along with intellectuals will offer the best learning experience and produce scholars.
The citations indicate how much each university is contributing to the world of knowledge. These citations indicate whose research has been outstanding and has been referred by the scholars worldwide irrespective of its discipline. The data is scrutinized to reflect variations in citation volume between different subjects. The institutions where a high level of research activity is performed in subjects with traditionally high citations have not been given an undue advantage by THE.
A university’s ability to help the industry with new inventions, technology transfer, or innovations has now become a core indicator of measuring its capability. This indicator takes into account the knowledge transfer by noting down how much research income an institution earns from the industry with respect to the strength of its academic staff. It also signifies how much businesses are willing to spend on research and a university’s ability to attract funding for conducting high-level research work.
University Of Dayton Online Mba Cost
Tuition and Financial Aid
Tuition for the 2021-2022 academic year is $1,400 per credit hour. This rate begins with the July 2021 term.
The total tuition cost is not due up front. Tuition payments are broken down by term. Students are only responsible for paying for the courses in which they are enrolled for the term. Students are also responsible for any immersion travel expenses and fees, which are not included in the cost of tuition.
|Total Tuition Cost
|Foundational Online MBA Program
|Accelerated Online MBA Program
|One-Year Online MBA Program
|Master of Business Analytics Program
*Based on 2021-2022 cost of $1,400 per credit hour
MBA@Dayton Program Paths
The MBA@Dayton admission committee tailors your program path based on your academic and/or professional experience, so you may qualify to have some or all of your foundation courses waived. The foundational path requires 36–45 credits; the accelerated path requires 31.5–39 credits; and the one-year path requires 30–31.5 credits to earn your degree.
If you choose to pursue a concentration, you will take an additional three-credit elective course at the cost of $1,400 per credit hour.
U.S. citizens and permanent residents are eligible to apply for federal financial aid programs, which include federal student loans. We encourage MBA@Dayton and Analytics@Dayton candidates to apply for financial aid as early as possible.
You must be registered for a minimum of three credits in order to qualify for financial aid on a term basis. Students who choose to take a less accelerated path toward completion of the degree should be aware that this will impact federal financial aid eligibility.
International candidates should explore funding options in their home countries. While some companies may not advertise that financial support is available, many employers offer tuition benefits, including tuition reimbursement and low-cost loans. Candidates should schedule a conversation with their employer to discuss their professional development goals. Based on each candidate’s country of residence, they may also have access to education loans through private lenders.
How to Apply for Financial Aid
If you plan to apply for financial aid to help fund your online studies at University of Dayton, you will need to complete the following steps.
- Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) onlineExternal link:open_in_new. Include the University of Dayton school code, which is 003127.
- Sign the FAFSA electronically using your Federal Student Aid (FSA) ID username and password. If you do not have an FSA ID, you can create one by visiting FSA.ed.gov.
Applying for PLUS Loans
Contact a financial aid counselor to evaluate your need for additional funding through sources such as a Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan from the Department of Education or alternative loans from various private lenders.
- Prior to borrowing through the Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan Program, or any additional private/alternative loan, you may need to review credit reports for potential issues. Contact any of the following credit bureaus for information: Experian, Equifax, or TransUnion.
- To apply for the Direct Graduate PLUS Loan, complete the credit application PLUS loan request onlineExternal link:open_in_new.
When You Are Admitted
Upon enrollment to a University of Dayton program and successful completion of the federal financial aid requirements, you will receive an email in your University of Dayton email account directing you to Porches, which is our student portal.
- If you are awarded, and accept, a Direct Unsubsidized Loan, complete entrance counseling and electronically sign the Master Promissory Note (MPN) onlineExternal link:open_in_new.
- Your financial aid award package will reflect all loan eligibility, which may include a Direct Graduate PLUS Loan. If you are awarded a Direct PLUS Loan, and choose to accept, you must not have adverse credit history and complete an application and appropriate MPN for this loan. If declined for the Direct Graduate PLUS Loan, you can reapply with a co-signer (endorser) or appeal the denial through the Department of EducationExternal link:op