Excellent question, John!
I think it’s because good universities had decades of results and reputations supporting their statements, while degree mills need to build their reputation around their metrics.
However, if the raw data is not publicly available, then the numbers are just marketing gimmicks, in my opinion.
Still, I would like to see traditional universities report their numbers in full transparency as well.
Ray Franke, a professor of education at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, says that college tuition has been rising almost six percent above the rate of inflation.
This, somehow, feels wrong.
Thanks much for reading and commenting!