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BestColleges’s empowers students to make smarter educational decisions and find schools that best fit their needs through proprietary research, user-friendly guides, and hundreds of unique college rankings. As a trusted education advisor since 2013, we provide a wide array of college planning, financial aid, and career resources to help students realize life goals and overcome educational challenges as they prepare for careers after college.

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Melissa A. Venable, PhD

Dr. Venable is an education advisor, principal writer and research coordinator for’s annual trends reports as well as an adjunct instructor.

Higher Education, Distance Education, Online Student Support, Career Coaching

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Cobretti D. Williams, PhD

Dr. Williams is the senior editor for diversity, equity, and inclusion at

Minoritized Student and Faculty Experiences in Higher Education

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