This is because, if the colleges are not accredited by the university, then the degree obtained from that university will have have much value. The reputation and the program of studies also have a key importance and 20% of the respondents have responded that they prefer thee two criteria while choosing the university. The duration of the study is not much significant. This is because, for the same course of study, the durations will be the same in every university. Only 5% of the respondents opined to consider the duration of study as a major selection criteria. The tuition fee is a major selection criterion. 20% of the respondents opined that they consider the tuition fees as a major selection criterion. Finally, the location of the campus is not a major criterion and only 5% of the respondents consider it as important. Thus, the respondents have opined that majority of the people consider the accreditation of the university as the major criteria of selection. The duration of the course is almost insignificant. This is because, the same course of study has a similar course duration and does not vary in the high ranked and low ranked colleges and universities. The location of the campus also has low significance, since most of the universities are located away from the heart of the city and has The Conveyance Facility of their own.
When it comes to the reliability of the universities, Auston Institute of Management and Kaplan Higher Education Institute have topped the list. 70% of the participants are of the opinion that they prefer these two institutions, when it comes to higher education. This is because, the above mentioned selection criteria are fulfilled by these two universities. Singapore Institute Of Management and ESSEC Business School ranked next, where 50% of the participants voted for these colleges. 50% of the respondents of the survey voted for BMC International College. SIM University got 30% of the votes. 30% of the participants preferred this university. This is perhaps because the universities did not meet the above-mentioned criteria. Marketing Institute of Singapore and Management Development Institute of Singapore got 20% of the votes and are at the bottom of the list of choice of the universities. The other colleges and educational institutes are not chosen by most of the participants, and hence it is proved that fail to meet the required criteria of reputation, accreditation, program of the studies and tuition fees.
In the above-mentioned graph, the responses of the participants, regarding the recognition of a degree has been highlighted. 80% of the participants voted that the recognition of a degree is to start a new career in the chosen professional field. They also opined that the degree recognition is important to study in the field of passion and explore future employment. 80% of the participants also opined that acquiring the skills in a new technology is equally important for them for degree recognition. 40% of the participants need recognition of the degree to prepare for entrepreneurial projects. 60% of the respondents opined for expanding the knowledge in the professional field as well as to improve the position in the competitive field. Each of these factors has key importance since the participants decide on which basis the recognition of a degree is to be used by the participants.
Most of the participants are in the age range of 25-34 years. 50% of the participants are of this age range. 30% of the participants are between the age ranges of 18-24 years of age. 10% of the participants are of the age 55 and above. This highlights the facts that above the age of 55, most of the people are not much aware of the universities and its rankings. 5% of the participants are in each of the category of 35-44 years and 45-54 years of age. The age of the participants, have a key role to play. From the age of the participants it has been highlighted that people of a particular age group have the awareness regarding the universities and its rankings. This graph shows that the people with age above 55 are not much aware of the universities and educational institutes.
The highest qualification attended by the participants is the degree or the post graduation. 90% of the participants have attended the post graduation degree. However, only 10% of the participants possess diploma. The educational qualification of the participants highlight the fact that they are educated and have a clear knowledge regarding the various factors that determines the raking of the private colleges of Singapore.
90% of the participants are engaged in full-time employment. However, 8% of the respondents are part-time employed. Only 2% of the participants are not working and looking for job. Thus, the employment status of the participants highlight the fact that most of them are engaged in full time employment and are well aware of the universities and their ranking. The full-time employment of the participants highlights the fact that the participants are well-educated and established in their lives. Thus, their knowledge about universities and their rankings are likely to be more profound, that people with lack of employment.
Thus, it could be concluded that the choice of the participants are appropriate, who are actually aware of the universities and the criteria that have a major role to play in the choice of the universities of Singapore. Thus, the chosen participants are the most appropriate for the survey and they are able to highlight the various criteria which are essential for choosing the colleges and universities.