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Quality of the Educational Experience: Questions to Ask Admissions Officers

A couple of my previous posts have focused on student-to-faculty ratios and class size averages as indicators of educational quality. By and large, my conclusion is that these statistics are not all that helpful in uncovering the quality of the educational experience for a prospective undergraduate. So what to do? How can we compare and […]

Class Size and Student-to-Faculty Ratios: What the Statistics Don’t Tell You

When a client asked me the other day about the importance of student-to-faculty ratios, I got to thinking about other supposed indicators of educational quality. The other oft-cited statistic when visiting an admissions office is “average class size.” As with student-to-faculty ratios, the size of the classes at a college is assumed to reflect the […]