As a university dedicated to student success, Brandman University is proud to receive the Best Value School Award presented by University Research and Review’s founder Joseph Schmoke. University Research and Review is dedicated to improving the process of how students select their postsecondary schools to ensure they are confident in the quality and affordability of the education they are receiving.
The committee that reviewed more than 100 nominees, out of thousands of eligible schools, found that Brandman University passed high standards set forth by the awarding organization. The committee is made up of former university presidents, CEOs, provosts and professors who are experts in their fields. All of these respected individuals work together to evaluate each school against rigorous standards including a combination of cost, accreditation, variety and quality of school programs, and student satisfaction with the institution.
The Best Value School Award is not based on a ranking system; rather, honored schools like Brandman University are welcomed into an elite club of high quality, affordable higher learning institutions. The experienced researchers at University Research and Review gather data by not only scouring the internet and tapping into publically accessible databases, but also through one-on-one personal interviews. They take advantage of benchmarking databases and resources which allow them to make fair decisions about affordability and other factors.
One of the most important aspects of the process is when the researchers speak directly with students, faculty and administrators to find the answers to critical questions to identify what makes the school stand out. Schmoke commented that the committee was particularly impressed with Brandman University’s successful efforts to improve the process of guiding students through their financial aid options and processes. As a student-centric, nonprofit organization, the school is thrilled to be recognized for this recognition since continuous improvement and innovation are part of its core values.
Brandman University will retain the Best Value School designation for a full year and looks forward to the opportunity to repeat its honor next year.