College and University Rankings

Proceed with Caution!


Few topics in education are as controversial as college and university rankings.

There are as many ranking methods as ranking sources. Different sources have different goals – some are academic and others focus on campus social life, school location or some aspect of the curriculum. There is a significant community of doubters who think that the data does not really reflect quality and that schools can fudge the data for a higher rating. It is very difficult to compare across rankings.

Below are some articles that discuss the controversy in ranking schemes and lists.

Problems with Rankings?

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