September 16, 2015

Is the University of Oregon a ‘Good’ School?

I have not had the opportunity to visit the University of Oregon though I have seen its football team, in various uniforms, compete on national TV. This week the Chronicle of Higher Education featured a story on the University of Oregon that Educated Quest visitors might find useful in their own quests to […]
August 31, 2015

What Do Standardized Test Scores Have To Do With the Quality of a College?

Last week I wrote an opinion piece about college rankings that received a little more attention than others that I write on EducatedQuest. I simply don’t believe that published college rankings should hold much sway in a family’s decision to choose a college. Today, I’ll cover an area that falls […]
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 […]
July 14, 2015

Money Magazine’s College Rankings Try to Define Value

I’ve never been a fan of college rankings. But they are a necessary evil for magazine publishers.It’s more challenging to define the “value” of a college education than it is for a house or a car, or anything else that involves a long term financial commitment. As college rankings go, […]