Sept. 12, 2018
ACTC’s welding program was named Top 3 in the nation in a ranking for America’s
Best College for Vocational Certificates by Washington Monthly.
According to Washington Monthly, a Washington, D.C.,-based magazine, the rankings were created using information from the U.S. Department of Education’s gainful employment database. WM selected the 12 most common undergraduate certificate programs (welding, medical office assistant, etc.) and ranked the colleges that offer them by the median earnings of their students three years after graduation. The data also shows the median debt-to-earnings ratios, annual debt payments, estimated total debt, and outcome under gainful employment—pass, at risk or fail—for the schools. The 10 best and 10 worst performing schools for each program were published in its September/October issue.
“The success of a welding program is not what you’re teaching, but how you relate to the students that ensures success,” said Curtis Bowman, ACTC’s welding program coordinator.
Complete rankings are available online at washingtonmonthly.com/2018college-guide