I am currently looking into obtaining additional formal education in the GIS field. I have looked into several university programs and contacted representative to learn more about the details and pricing. There seems to be a fairly large discrepancy in pricing and I am finding it hard to determine if the higher price is worth it. I have searched online for an independent ranking of accredited GIS programs but so far have only come up with http://www.justinholman.com/2016/01/21/2016-rankings-top-10-online-masters-programs-in-gis/. I am unsure as to the credibility of this site.

Is there any professional GIS organization that offers a ranking system for colleges offering GIS certificates or degrees?

If that is not available, then lists of performance statistics such as graduation rates and % of graduates employed in a related field would suffice. This would help me determine perceived value.

I am looking at online programs as relocation is not an option for me.

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    Your link only lists those that have online master's degrees. Is that what you're looking for? Or are residential programs a possibility? Irregardless, your question is attracting close votes because requiring opinion-based answers. Ask the programs for graduate statistics/informaiton. How many get (new) jobs after finishing and how quickly? – mkennedy Jul 14 '17 at 18:09
  • Thanks for the suggestion. While I value the opinions of this community, I would definitely prefer hard data on this. – Kingfisher Jul 14 '17 at 18:33

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