The PR industry’s editorial roster of the best higher learning institutions

Welcome

The Education A-List recognizes the best institutions of higher education for career advancement in PR and marketing communications. Colleges and Universities with PR & Marketing degree programs are invited to apply, free of charge. 

To compile the list, our editors will look at how the degree programs prepare students for continued success in their existing jobs and along their future career paths. Schools that continue to evolve their program offerings to reflect the changing nature of the field of communication and ensure students learn about emerging trends will be included on The Education A-List. 

ENTRY FORM

All Universities entering will need to include the following:

  • Is your PR/Communications Program Accredited? 
  • Describe your PR/Communications Program. Be specific and focus on specializations, new offerings, what makes your programs special, how you prepare students for continued success in their existing jobs and along their future career path. Any differentiators you feel make your School exceptional/different.
  • How has your PR/Communication Program evolved over the last 3 years? Tell us about any new concentration areas, classes, faculty, technology tools, or other areas of development.
  • What can you tell us about your PR/Communications Program’s 3-year plan? Tell us about any anticipated expansion (or contraction) to curriculum, investments planned or other areas important to a prospective student’s decision.
  • What is the range of annual tuition costs for your PR/Communication’s Program? 
  • If you have more than one type of degree program let us know the tuition for each.
  • What kinds of financial aid assistance does your school offer?
  • Tell us about your Faculty. What real-world experiences do they have, where have they led outside the classroom (organizations/roles held), what is average tenure.
  • Tell us about the gender breakdown of your Faculty?
  • Tell us about the racial diversity of your Faculty and Student Body. 
  • Tell us all we should know about where your students hail from or where they currently work. 

FAQ's

How do I know if my school is eligible?
The Education A-List is open to all Colleges and Universities with PR & Marketing degree programs.

How do we increase our chances of making the list?
Emphasize the accomplishments of your program. Provide as many concrete and specific details of your offerings as possible.

How are the entries judged?
Entries are judged by the PRNEWS editorial staff. We evaluate your entry based on specializations, new offerings, what makes your programs special, how you prepare students for continued success in their existing jobs and along their future career path. Any differentiators you feel make your School exceptional/different. 

When will I know about the status of my submission?
You will be notified by PRNEWS in October regarding your entry if you are named to the Education A-List.

Entry fee?
The Education A-List is free to enter.

Criteria

To be named to the Education A-List your college or university needs to have an outstanding PR/Communications Program. Your PR/Communications Program prepares students for continued success in their existing jobs and along their future career path. Your faculty should have real-world experience. Your annual tuition costs and financial aid assistance should be consistent with what’s offered by other universities?

Questions

Contact Mary-Lou French at
mfrench@accessintel.com for entry questions.

Contact Dara Brooks at 
dbrooks@accessintel.com for sponsorship inquiries.