In a recent ranking, Rappahannock Community College has the nation’s third-best “Certificate in Web Design & Development,” according to BestColleges.com. The ranking is based on statistical data and principles, including academic quality, affordability, and online competency.
The 2017 rankings reflect the most recent data available from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and College Navigator, both of which are hosted by the National Center for Education Statistics.
According to the ranking, RCC’s online web design certificate is “designed for aspiring designers and business owners who need to promote their services” and “students gain a working knowledge of website design, construction, and management methods.”
“We are excited by this news,” says RCC Academic Dean, Dr. Marty Brooks, who oversees the College’s Web Design Career Studies Certificate, which can be taken completely online.
“Our Web Design career studies certificate offers a complete and affordable way to learn marketable web design skills and we have outstanding instructors,” says Brooks. “It’s wonderful to have an outside organization rank us so highly.”
BestColleges.com says that their goal is to “objectively assess relative quality based on academic outcomes, affordability, and the breadth and depth of online learning opportunities.”
The organization also points out that this field is growing so rapidly that the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 27% increase in web developer jobs through 2024.