Top English Programs for Career Support

1 University of Colorado at Boulder 9.650
2 Princeton University 9.500
3 Middlebury College 9.450
4 The Ohio State University 9.410
5 University of California-Berkeley 9.390
6 University of Rhode Island 9.350
7 University of Pennsylvania 9.400
8 Vanderbilt University 9.350
9 Northern Illinois University 9.330
10 University of Pittsburgh-Main Campus 9.300 defines Career Support as: Quality of career planning, resources and support received both during graduate school studies and after.

In addition to rating their respective programs, students often post comments regarding their experiences. One Class of 2014 student earning her graduate degree from Middlebury College wrote: “Pros: Summer study for 6-7 week terms so I was able to work full-time as a teacher and earn graduate credits over the summer. Rigorous. Taught by renowned scholars. Beautiful campus. Unique facilities and access to Middlebury Campus. You have the option of studying at different colleges (Oxford and Santa Fe). Depending how you look at it, this could be a pro or con: Almost all students are teachers. Cons: Costly, but there are many scholarship opportunities. You must spend 3-5 years completing the program.”

Students can continue to review their programs at and qualify to win a $1,000 scholarship, awarded once per semester. Reviews will be incorporated into upcoming program rankings.

METHODOLOGY reaches current and recent graduate students through scholarship entries as well as social media platforms. These program rankings cover a period from September 1, 2012 to September 30, 2013. assigns 15 ranking categories to each graduate program at each graduate school. Rankings cover a variety of student topics, such as academic competitiveness, career support, financial aid, and quality of network.

For a given graduate program, rankings are determined by calculating the average score for each program based on the 15 ranking categories. These scores are then compared across all ranked schools for that program and are translated into a final ranking for that graduate program, i.e., business and management. A given graduate program is not ranked until a minimum threshold of graduate student surveys is completed for that graduate program.