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The first-ever ranking of web schools

By David Rahmil • Johan Weisz
Published on 25/01/2013 at 17:47

In an economy at half mast, the "digital" recruits widely. Credits
PALMARES - The digital sector is experiencing strong growth. From webmasters, designers, to developers, the demand is exponential. In this changing landscape, the ‘Figaro Etudiant’ has conducted the first-ever ranking of schools that train for Internet-related careers.

In an economy at half mast, the "digital" is recruiting widely. This sector, which brings together design and development of websites, as well as the implementation of communication strategies on the Web is predicted to continue its growth in 2013. According to Mac Kinsey, it is also expected to create 450,000 jobs by 2015.

To help students get oriented, and managers to evaluate the candidates, Le Figaro Etudiant, in partnership with the StreetPress site (dedicated to young people), conducted the first-ever ranking in 2013, of schools for careers in the Net. If the top places of the ranking are occupied by the older schools, the surprise element comes from the IUT trainings that offer short and general courses. Finally, the various new courses that have opened their doors since 2011 seem promising but still have to prove themselves.

The first place goes to Hétic, a Parisian school created in 2002 within the group Studialis. Within ten years, Hétic is already one of the leaders of our list. It is praised by the recruiters, who appreciate its Master’s level of study. The pedagogy fosters professionalism in its students. The Léonard de Vinci Internet and Multimedia Institute and the multimedia courses at the Gobelins, alongside the recruiters, are ranked second and third respectively.

Several IUTs (Institut Universitaire de Technologie) very well positioned

With 2 years of general training (DUT Services and communication networks) and their professional degrees, with an emphasis on alternation and internships, IUTs appeal to students and parents. Recruiters also appreciate these courses, explains Maxime Quintard, technical director of the Paris web agency Upian: "We recruit many people who have done a DUT SRC. These are interesting profiles that have a larger web culture, and are more open than purely technical profiles. In addition, they have done many internships and semi-professional projects."
Several IUTs are in the top 10 ranking: the IUT Michel Montaigne of Bordeaux comes fourth, followed by the IUT of Belfort-Montbéliard and that of Marne-la-Vallée. The IUT of Vélizy (78) is tenth. Strong pedagogical means of quality. But other IUTs are also on our list, either in the mid-range or towards the end of the list. It is therefore important to be selective and attentive when choosing your bachelor course. In many cases, this 2-year training will have to be complemented by longer studies.

New schools must prove themselves

Nearly one third of the schools in our list were created in 2011 or 2012. At the initiative of professionals in the sector - EEMI has been founded by some of the leading French web entrepreneurs, or launched by private higher education groups (Ionis, Studialis ...). These schools mainly offer 3-year courses (Bachelor) focusing on development, design and e-marketing / communication. Their pedagogy is based on the implementation of projects. The training provided by professionals in this field has the potential to attract the HRDs. At Dailymotion, Emeline Bourgoin, confirms: "We are eager to see the first batch to see the skills they will bring with them". Indeed, these schools not only train good technicians but also designers and communication and marketing specialists, who know how to work with each other. "The new schools of digital technology have been created by the key players in this field," continues Emeline Bourgoin. "They bring the digital culture into the work of students and teach them the new working techniques that are used in the digital departments."
Too early to be recognized by recruiters, these schools are ranked in the middle and at the end of the list. Only the Web School Factory (8th place) and Sup'de Web and Cifacom (10th ex aequo) have entered the top 10. Just behind them, Digital Campus and Sup'Internet (Ionis Group) appear at the 14th and 15th place, while the EEMI, co-founded by the creators of Free, Meetic and Vente-Privée, is ranked 18th.
We guarantee you that this is only the beginning for these promising courses, which as of now have neither the network of former students, nor market recognition to climb higher in our 2013 rankings. But then the web sector evolving fairly quickly, and things could change very quickly. See you in 2014!

Methodology

The 2013 rankings of Internet schools offers the first list of courses for Internet-related careers.

Criterion # 1: Selectivity (on 2 points)
The selectivity score which corresponds to the ratio of candidates presented / integrated candidates makes it possible to assess the level of students who have joined the school.

Criterion # 2: Teaching aids (on 3 points)
The score of teaching aids evaluates the means made available to the pupils by the school. It takes into account the annual volume of course hours, the number of students per class, software equipment and the presence of specific rooms or equipment.

Criterion # 3: Professionalization (on 2 points)
The professionalization score appreciates the efforts of the school to prepare students for the professional world. This includes: the implementation of a professional project by the students, the school's business partnerships and the presence of structures such as a start-up incubator or a junior company.

Criterion # 4: Employability (5.5 points)
Employability points note how the market will receive graduates from the schools included in our rankings: Will training be a plus for getting a first job? The presence of a network of active alumni is valued. Above all, the opinions of recruiters (HR managers or company directors) from French web companies (web-agency, famous Internet companies, web communication agencies or web referencing) make it possible to evaluate the value of the Diploma in the job market after leaving school.

Criterion # 5: Web presence (on 1.5 points)
It was necessary to evaluate the schools on the competencies in which they train their students: The score is based on the study of the presence of the school on the general and professional social networks, and search engine optimization.

Total - 14 points

The 2013 Rankings of Web Schools

Sr. No.

School Name

Total

Selectivity

Methodology

Professionalization

Employability

Presence on the Web


01 HETIC
11.3
0.8
2.5
2
4.5
1.5
02 IIM LEONARD DE VINCI
10.5
0.5
1.5
2
5.5
1
03 GOBELINS, LECOE DE LIMAGE
10
2
1
1.5
5
0.5
04 IUT MICHEL MONTAIGNE
9.1
1.3
2
1.3
3
1.5
05 IUT BELFORT-MONTBLIARD
8.8
1.3
2
1
3
1.5
06 IUT MARINE-LA-VALEE
8,5
1.5
2
1
3.5
0.5
07 LECOLE MULTIMEDIA
7.6
0.6
1
2
2.5
1.5
08 WEB SCHOOL FACTORY
7.5
0.5
2.5
2
1.5
1
09 IESA MULTIMEDIA
7.3
0.8
2
1.5
2
1

10

#SUPDEWED

7

0.5

2

1.5

2

1


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