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README.md

Higher Education Homepages

For years I've performed performance analysis on a list of independently curated highered responsive websites. I've recently wanted to expand that list to include many more highered homepages.

Creating the list

Started with 1,930 urls from Search Engines Marketer's List of University and College Websites (thanks @SEOMInteractive!).

  • Normalized urls (add https, www, etc. where applicable)
  • Removed 61 dead urls
  • Removed 12 with messages they were shutting down (going out of business)
  • Removed 4 .com urls
  • Removed 82 non-qualifying urls (see Requirements below)
  • Added 83 from my RWD list that were missing from SEM's list
  • Subsequent additions and removals

Requirements

First and foremost, it's possible that not every url in this list meets these criteria. It was a lot of sites to comb through, and I'm sure I missed some.

  • Must be an accredited, degree granting higher education institution.
  • Must be the front-most url for a university, college, or campus. This excludes mobile versions, but may include campuses that fall under a larger umbrella.
  • Cannot be a school or medical facility that exists under a parent university (that includes business schools, law schools, etc.).
  • Must not be a specialty school such as chiropractic or cosmetology.

Requirements are subject to change and are up for debate.

Contributing

If you find a url that should be added or removed from the list, send a pull request or contact me.

Copyright

MIT License

Copyright (c) 2019 Erik Runyon

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.

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