Using (And Abusing) Data To Rank Colleges

Using (And Abusing) Data To Rank Colleges

Last week, U.S. News and World Report dropped George Washington University from their all-important "Best Colleges" list over inflated data.

Last week, U.S. News and World Report dropped George Washington University from their all-important "Best Colleges" list over inflated data. Some are questioning the value of those rankings, and asking why potentially more useful information about graduation rates and post-graduation salaries aren't collected or shared consistently. As college application deadlines near, we look at what information is and isn't available to students.

Guests

Remembering Those Lost In 2012

Director, Education Policy Program, New America Foundation

Mark Schneider

Visiting scholar, American Enterprise Institute; Vice President, American Institutes for Research

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