Ranku’s core purpose is to provide the best search experience for students who are looking for full online degree programs. Co-founders Kim Taylor and Cecilia Retelle believe that students shouldn’t miss out on great opportunities just because the best schools don’t always appear at the top of a Google search. Ranku is optimized for individual users to find all the information required to make the best decision for their career.
To achieve this, Ranku partners with the nation’s public, private, and state universities that are online that focus on education (not marketing) and which are centers for higher education (not call centers with a college built around it). Currently, the way universities find students and the way students find universities is broken. Ranku is here to level the playing field and allow future students to find the degree that helps them accomplish their goals.
Ranku is an unbiased search engine for students to discover, compare, and apply to the best 100% online degrees available. Our mission is to provide students with the information they should have prior to enrolling in an online degree program including employment data, average starting salary, and potential future careers. Using information from LinkedIn, Facebook, and a bit of common sense, Ranku personalizes search results. We believe that students should be able to find the degree program that fits whatever it is that they are trying to accomplish—not who is willing to pay the most for marketing. Therefore, regardless of whether or not the school is working with us, we will provide their information on our platform.