Though the nomination form requests specific information regarding program size and student count, this recognition is not intended to serve as a ranking of the largest educational CRE programs. Rather, this recognition aims to identify the most beneficial and valued educational programs for industry professionals. In addition to obtaining each program’s basic information, the judges wish to examine out-of-the-box details on what makes each nominee program stand out, regardless of size.

The judges will consider the following criteria when examining each program:

  • Quality of education and course options
  • Available professional development resources and post-graduate opportunities 
  • Overall satisfaction of faculty members and students 
  • Student success rate / Graduation rate
  • Overall culture of educational program 
  • Available student engagement programs 
  • Flexible class options