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Gerontology

Gerontology Schools Site Evaluation

There are a total of 204 gerontology schools in the US. While all of these schools have websites, 188 gerontology schools have some social media presence, having accounts on at least one of the three major social media outlets, Facebook, Twitter or YouTube. Of the schools that have a social media presence, the greatest number, almost 96% are on Facebook.

Visual Preferences

Color

Approximately 60.8% of the 204 gerontology schools use white as the primary color on their websites. Another 17.2% use grey as the primary color on their websites. Blue (5.9%), yellow (5.4%) and black (3.9%) are other colors commonly used as the primary color on gerontology school websites.

The colors used on the websites of the largest gerontology schools in the nation, are as follows:

  1. University of Phoenix - Online Campus: grey 49%
  2. Arizona State University: grey 34% and white 4.5%
  3. University of South Florida - Main Campus: white 41% and grey 4.3%

Font

The largest number, nearly 46.1%, of gerontology school websites use Arial as the primary font on their websites. Other fonts commonly used on gerontology school websites include Verdana (24.5%) and Helvetica (7.4%).

The largest gerontology school's websites use the following fonts:

  1. University of Phoenix - Online Campus: Arial
  2. Arizona State University: Arial
  3. University of South Florida - Main Campus: Arial

Social Presence

Exactly 136 gerontology schools have YouTube channels. These schools each have an average of 196 YouTube channel subscribers. The gerontology schools with the greatest number of YouTube channel subscribers are:

  1. University of Phoenix - Online Campus: 2,942 subscribers
  2. Oregon State University: 2,420 subscribers
  3. University of Arizona: 1,805 subscribers

Exactly 169 gerontology schools have Twitter accounts. These schools each have an average of 2,161 Twitter account followers. The gerontology schools with the greatest number of Twitter followers are:

  1. University of Phoenix - Online Campus: 26,204 followers
  2. Arizona State University: 24,295 followers
  3. University of Arizona: 14,866 followers

Web Metrics

Although all gerontology schools have websites, only about 20% of these schools actually appear to regularly maintain their sites. This can be deduced from the fact that 80.7% of gerontology school websites have 3 or more broken links one click away from their homepage. The gerontology schools with the most number of broken links are:

  1. Harrisburg Area Community College - Harrisburg: 4,597 broken links
  2. Folsom Lake College: 2,597 broken links
  3. University of Central Missouri: 1,421 broken links

It is also interesting to evaluate the number of HTML and CSS validation errors on gerontology school websites to get a sense of the quality of these sites. The gerontology school websites with the cleanest websites, i.e., least number of HTML and CSS validation errors are:

  1. Berkeley City College: 0 HTML validation errors; 0 CSS validation errors
  2. University of Northern Colorado: 0 HTML validation errors; 0 CSS validation errors
  3. University of Connecticut: 0 HTML validation errors; 0 CSS validation errors

The gerontology school websites with the greatest number of HTML and CSS validation errors include:

  1. Mt. San Jacinto Community College District: 74 HTML validation errors; 841 CSS validation errors
  2. Winthrop University: 365 HTML validation errors; 99 CSS validation errors
  3. University of Scranton: 0 HTML validation errors; 376 CSS validation errors

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