The 2019 STC Higher Education Indexes is a collection of six very different rankings measuring the accessibility of quality higher education and the production of high-value qualified labour around the world, accessibility being financially and academically. Those rankings are categorized in the University Indexes and the Human Capita Indexes. Each of them has a different index calculation and highlights very different results.
The University Indexes are composed of two rankings, one ranking universities and the other ranking cities according to the perception of individuals. The Human Capita Indexes take the perspective of the corporations and governments. It is divided into segments ranking cities and countries. Each of these segments offer an “Elite” ranking with universities with a QS score above 80.
This University ranking(table) measures the accessibility, both academic and financial, of quality education offered by each university. Our index looks for balance between those three factors to facilitate the choice for an individual. You can go through the ranking and view which university offers the best risk-to-reward ration and filter by university cost and academic accessibility. The ranking will hopefully permit you to make the most rewarding choice in selecting a university for yourself or your children.
The 2019 QS University Score
The QS University score has been developed by QS in order to rank the world’s universities. Here is what they have to say about it: “The QS World University Rankings® are designed to help prospective students make informed comparisons of leading universities around the world. Based on six performance indicators, the ranking assesses university performance across four areas: research, teaching, employability and internationalization.
Each of the six indicators carries a different weighting when calculating the overall scores (see below). Four of the indicators are based on ‘hard’ data, and the remaining two are based on major global surveys – one of academics and another of employers – each the largest of their kind.”
We have taken the top 394 (cut-off QS score of 35) universities in the world from the 2019 QS University Ranking.
Fees highlight the average annual fees for undergraduates for both local students and international students. The fees are taken mostly from the QS ranking, but because in some case the QS ranking is incomplete or imprecise we have added some of our own data. QS takes the average tuition costs. Our data includes the minimum fees that every student is required to pay, such as registration fees and annual contributions. Tuition fees for our data are the general annual costs, usually similar to a Bachelor in Economy, for example. Our data is taken directly from the school’s website for 2019.
The Number of Students
The number of students includes both local and international students and these figures are all taken from the QS ranking.
The acceptance rate is not an aggregate measure, as such a thing doesn’t exist. It is estimated based on numerous different standards on acceptance, from acceptance rate in the U.S., to SAT scores and specialized tests elsewhere. It’s the variable with the highest probability of error and in some cases based on interpretation. It is measured from 1 to 10, with 10 being the highest chance of acceptance. Acceptance is based on local students from the province. The value can change for foreign students or student from out of province.
The vast majority of the data was taken from the annual QS University Ranking.http://www.topuniversities.com/qs-world-university-rankings
Missing data or sometime incorrect ones were taken the official university website.
Many sources were taken to estimate the acceptance rate.
Acceptance rate UKhttp://www.thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk/league-tables/rankings?o=Entry+Standards
Acceptance rate U.S.Ahttps://colleges.niche.com/rankings/hardest-to-get-in/
Other Acceptance Rateshttps://www.petersons.com/