Forbes selects West Coast Ultrasound Institute as a Top 20 US Trade School
West Coast Ultrasound Institute (WCUI)
in Beverly Hills, CA, with branch campuses in Ontario, CA and Phoenix, AZ, has landed
near the top of a new educational ranking list recently put out by Forbes
Magazine. WCUI weighed in at number 20
for the best trade schools in the country, calculated based on a mixture of graduate
earnings, affordability, and overall quality. All of the data used in the study
came directly from the federal government and is based on figures that the
schools filed with the Department of Education.
year, Forbes ranks
hundreds of colleges and universities across the country to help students
determine which school is going to give them the biggest bang for
their bucks. But now for the first time, Forbes has turned its powerful
attention to trade schools.
“We find value in highlighting the nation’s 442 two-year
trade schools in a time when the country… [is] so fixated on around the
arguably overstated importance of a four-year college degree” the writer stated in the article.
So late last month, the magazine did
just that, highlighting top trade schools in a list titled "The Top 30 Two-Year Trade Schools: Colleges That Fight the Nation's
Skills Gap." The
list focuses on schools that offer degrees in nursing and technical fields, and
it ranked them primarily on earnings, affordability, and quality.
Forbes wanted to know if the
experience and the cost of these colleges made it worthwhile for students to
attend these schools’ programs. In other words, they wanted to find out which
schools provided the best Return on Investment (ROI) for its graduates; and
WCUI was proud to be selected among the top schools on that important list.
article also went on to emphasize the importance of trade schools in closing
the skills gap in the US. Experts told Forbes that there is an abundance of
jobs across the country that isn’t being filled because there simply aren't
enough workers getting the proper education to fill them.