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More "Best" Value Rankings

Kiplinger recently published a list of their Top 100 Best Values in Private Colleges and Universities. While I always caution clients to take the value of rankings lightly, it is always interesting information.  Also, last year we published blog posts on both the Princeton Review’s and Kiplinger’s “best value” rankings and it appears that the […]

Truth Revealed: US News Rankings Mean Nothing–and Everything

Doug Lederer and the folks at Inside Higher Ed bring us a story today of Clemson University and how it manipulates data to help move itself up in the US News & World Report annual rankings. These ranking bug me.  As an educational consultant, I am constantly having to explain that these rankings are at […]

Top 200 Universities in Asia: Three of the Top 4 in Hong Kong

QS has published its QS Top 200 Asian University Rankings. Turns out I used to teach at #4: The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Hong Kong universities are also in the number 1 (Hong Kong University) and number 2 (Chinese University of Hong Kong) slots, with the University of Tokyo pulling in at […]

More College Rankings: Best Global Universities

The Times Higher Education in the UK recently released its rankings of the top 200 universities in the world.  Seven out of the top 10 are American universities.  Can you guess which ones are near the top of the list? I did my  undergraduate work at number 54, earned my doctorate at number 157, was […]

Colleges Like Boys Better Than Girls

Sixty percent of college students in America are women; men go to college in fewer numbers.  Some campuses are content to reflect this gender gap, but many are not.  Most strive for a balance of men and women on their campuses. The result:  boys are favored in the admissions process, sometimes with a 10-20% better […]