July 18, 2016

Money Magazine Does Thorough Job On College Rankings–But They Cannot Be Your ‘Be-All, End-All’ For College Choices

Last week Money Magazine released its value-based college rankings. These relied on 24 measures in three statistical categories. I am not a statistician. But I do have some understanding of how to read and interpret statistics. I also know that, for example, a car magazine would not rank brand new small […]
November 13, 2015

A College Ranking Based on Dollars and Cents That Makes No Sense

Yesterday I learned through peers in college counseling of a college site called StartClass.com that completed a college ranking based on salaries. The title of the story was Colleges Where Alumni Make Less Than High School Graduates.  Stories like these are nothing new. But what makes this college ranking different […]
September 18, 2015

A College Ranking Source Admits That College Rankings Are Misleading-While Publishing Misleading Rankings

USA Today has released its new college guide, using a new data collection partner. In prior years the publisher had worked with the Princeton Review to compile college rankings. That’s a huge mistake. Their data is poorly checked. This year they chose College Factual which does a much better job at […]
August 31, 2015

A Value-Based College Ranking That Made Sense–for Public Colleges

Consumer Guide publishes one of the earlier college rankings you will find. Their value-based college ranking came out in June. Other publications wait until August or September. I found a copy of the June issue of Consumer Guide at my local Barnes and Noble this past week, so I took […]
August 26, 2015

College Rankings Are What They Are: College Rankings

The fall semester or quarter is upon us at colleges across the country. So is college rankings season. College-bound students and their families want to know which colleges are hot and which might not be. No doubt the discussions about college rankings will push the servers at College Confidential, as […]