Who We Are
Best Counseling Degrees is a comprehensive online resource for college students attending or planning to enroll in postsecondary counseling programs. Our free, data-driven rankings highlight the best schools for earning bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees in different counseling fields. We also offer guides and infographics that cover a wide range of topics, such as tuition and fees for counseling students, concentration and specialization options, and popular jobs in the counseling field.
We are committed to editorial independence and transparency. Today's students need accurate, unbiased information about counseling degrees to make informed decisions about their education. Our expert fact-finders curate data from many reputable sources, allowing us to make recommendations to readers based on geographic location, career goals, and financial capabilities.
How We Make Money
Best Counseling Degrees generates revenue by advertising counseling programs at certain schools, which pay us for student referrals. We may receive compensation when visitors use our degree search tool or interact with advertisements found throughout our site. These earnings enable us to maintain our page and continue providing informative content to our readers.
To minimize confusion, we take measures to differentiate these advertisements from our editorial content. Every advertisement is clearly labeled as an "ad" or "advertising disclosure." Our contributors also follow a complex, proprietary ranking methodology to generate our editorial content. This system ensures our resources remain completely bias-free.
How We Maintain Editorial Independence
Using this ranking methodology, we evaluate every college and university based on dozens of factors related to financial cost, student outcomes, faculty reputation, and quality of education. These assessments yield a final score for each school, which we then use to determine the order of our ranking pages.
Best Counseling Degrees writers and fact-finders only use data from reliable, objective sources. Our most-cited sources include the National Center for Education Statistics, the Common Data Set Initiative, and Peterson's. In addition to strict standards for source material, the site's contributors also adhere to the following editorial guidelines:
- We never rank a school on any page because of an advertising agreement with that institution.
- No college or university receives preferential treatment for any reason. Every school undergoes a comprehensive evaluation based on the same criteria, and we only include the top-scoring institutions in our rankings and guides.
- Editorial independence and transparency are our top priorities. As such, we continually evaluate the content on our site for accuracy, recency, and bias. We also hold our writers, editors, and fact-finders to high standards that emphasize balanced presentation of facts and journalistic integrity.
- For added quality assurance, schools must have current and full accreditation at the national or regional level to be considered for a guide or ranking.
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