Are you looking forward to making a college website? But you may have many questions in your mind regarding the price. Don’t worry. I have listed all the expenses you need to make a college website. So let’s begin, and here’s how much a college website cost.
Making a college website will cost you $250-$300. This includes a domain name with.edu, .ac,.org domain extension, which can cost around $25-$30. Website hosting costs around $80-$100.And hiring a web developer or designer and others expenses can cost between $100-200.
You must be a college authority. That’s why you are reading this post. Before giving any website order to any web designing company, don’t provide any confidential information such as results, question papers, and students details to them.
If you are willing to share information do it in a limited way.
Read further on to know what things you need to do to make a good college website in detail. Before going any further look at the new post about decentralized blogs.
What things do you require to make a college website?
Domain Name (Cost $8.99/year)
If you are making a college or university website, make sure you try to buy a domain name with .org,.ac, .edu on its domain extension. This will add extra authority to your domain name.
But getting domain extensions like .ac.us and .edu is not so easy as you have to be eligible in many things. Read complete documentation on registering .edu domains.
Instead, try buying a .org domain if you want to make your college website quick. It cost just ($8-$9.)
Web Hosting(Cost $80/year)
Website hosting is one of the most important things to make a great website. You can say that it is the backbone of a website.
There are a lot of companies that provide hosting services. But if you are starting a website, buy from a place where you get quality and quantity both, and the best place to get it is from hostinger.
I have been personally using hostinger for the past few years as my hosting provider, and this website is also hosted on hostinger.
I am currently using business shared hosting, which cost me approximately $80 this year. You can also buy from here.
Maintainance charge(cost $100/per month)
Website maintenance is entirely optional. You may be reading this post either you work in college or are new to this field of website development.
But maintaining a college website needs at least a group of 2-3 people due to the vastness of data.
As there is too much data of students to input, if you are giving someone the responsibility of maintaining a college, make sure to verify that particular as there’s too much sensitive data involved.
Or you can give them limited authorization. Just tell your web developer to provide full approval to you, and then you can limit theirs.
Web designer and developer.(One time $500)
Designing and developing a college website can be between $200 -$500. But if you go to a popular design agency, it can go up to $1000-$3000 as well.
If you are making the first college website and the budget is low, you can start with a couple of hundreds of dollars.
Things to include in college website.
Students login page and their information.
The college websites must include these things for students.
- Registration page for degree, admission etc.
- Details Correction page.
- Merit list and students details in a perticular class.
- Admit card or exam hall card downloading page.
The first thing you should include on a college website is a student’s login page. From where students can access, add and remove their data.
There are thousands of students in any particular college to fill registration forms, apply for rechecking enrollment, and all other facilities should be focused on students on the website.
The primary users of any college website are students, so make sure to have a website designed for your college that students should admire. For this, as a college authority, you can take the small survey at your college by 100-150 students.
Teachers login page.
After students, teachers and professors will be using a college website the most. So make sure to include these things for college teaching staff as well.
- Teacher login page.
- Attendance page of students.
- Online class portal.
- Research publications.
- Content writing.
As online learning has gained popularity, you must include an online class portal on your website where teachers can take online classes.
But developing an online learning portal is expensive, so just put the external link of zoom app or google meet to save your money on a website.
Other than publishing a timetable or making teachers schedule their timetable independently if the authorities allowed it.
Result declaration page.
Online result declaration is most important every institution do that nowadays but as this confidential things keep this in the hands of someone responsible person doesn’t give to third party person.
User authentication factors such as roll numbers, date of birth, or contact number are more secure when someone wants to see results on the website.
Other important yet optional things.($100 -200)
Now other essential things that are not compulsory but can be included in your website.
- The first thing is local seo, SEO experts take good amount of money to promote any website and this also increase your organic traffic as well. Doing local seo by using GMB and geo targeting content can increase your local traffics.
- Other than that writing blogs and article can also increase your web presence on the google and other search eangines.
- Digital advertisement is good option if you want to get students for admission at your college. These include google ads, youtube ads, facebook ads and other social media platforms. There’s so such limit of budget here.
Most of your website users will be locals or students studying at your college. But if you want to increase the number of students in college, you can go for digital advertisement. Start advertising one or two months before the session start or after the final exams are over.
This way, you will get the maximum reach, and your ROI will also become high.
How much it will cost to maintain a college website?
Maintaining a college website can cost between $50-$80 per month. This can also be handled individually for almost 7-8 months as no exams and admission are conducted.
But during the time of exams and admission as a college authority, you will have to do the following things.
- Check fees due is cleared or not.
- Publish admit card for students.
- Publish time table of exams.
- Publish new sllybus for session.
- Application of degree, migration and transfer certificates.
All these things need to be added up to the college website. Also, you can change some of the stuff as per your requirements.
Frequntly Asked Question
Are college and school websites the same?
College and school websites offer the same services and facilities to students. So the cost of making a college and school website is the same.