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  College Rankings. ERIC Digest.
Also contentious is some college and university officials' practice of altering or manipulating institutional data in response to unfavorable portrayals of their schools in rankings publications.
College rankings garnered mass appeal in 1983, when U.S. News and World Report's college issue, based on a survey of college presidents, was the first to judge or rank colleges (McDonough, Antonio, Walpole, and Perez, 1998, p.
College and university officials have responded to the unfavorable or undesirable rankings placement of their institutions in a variety of ways.
www.ericdigests.org /2003-3/rankings.htm   (1331 words)

 College Rankings: General and Undergraduate
The Consus Group (TCG) ranks the over top 100 colleges and universities in the U.S. The scores are based on several factors: other published rankings, selectivity and yield.
Because the school descriptions are compiled from general college guides, many make only passing mention of Hispanic academic or social life on the campuses, but most specify where the college ranks in total numbers of graduating Hispanic students.
Universities are clustered and ranked according to total and federal research funding, endowment assets, annual giving, National Academy membership, prestigious faculty awards, doctorates awarded, postdoctoral appointees, and SAT scores of entering freshmen.
www.library.uiuc.edu /edx/rankgen.htm   (1887 words)

 college rankings - learn the truth about college and university ranking
If you're facing the question: "Which college will I attend and how do I know it's the best one for me?" your first instinct may be to reach for all the well-known studies, reports, and publications that rank colleges.
Shelby knew she was taking a risk by turning down a scholarship from a prestigious college, but she also knew it would be risky to launch a fashion career in a place where jobs, internships, and people connections were few and far between.
For example, a college that was ranked No. 2 one year could drop to No. 8 the next year, or a school that was in the second tier could jump up to a top-20 category.
www.collegeboard.com /student/apply/the-application/38101.html   (666 words)

 College and university rankings - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Among the rankings dealing with individual fields of study is the Philosophical Gourmet Report or "Leiter Report" (after its founding author, Brian Leiter of the University of Texas at Austin), a ranking of departments of analytic philosophy.
The rankings are split into three categories: primarily undergraduate (schools that focus on undergraduate studies with few to no graduate programs), comprehensive (schools that focus on undergraduate studies but have a healthy selection of graduate programs), and medical doctoral (schools that have a very wide selection of graduate programs).
For example, the University of Calgary produced a formal study examining the methodology of the ranking, illuminating the factors that determined the university's rank, and criticizing certain aspects of the methodology[7].
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/College_and_university_rankings   (4320 words)

The rankings in this magazine are actually part of a larger, more in-depth guide to going to college called “America’s Best Colleges.” Every edition of these rankings is made controversial by the schools not in the top two of its four levels and especially by those schools who are not on the list at all.
College students, who work at least part-time for their four to six years of school, will candidly say that this 25% total is worthless to them.
Across the board, scores for the University of Tulsa and the University of Southern Mississippi are quite similar, but the former is in tier 2 and the latter is in tier 4.
www.workingpapers.org /writings/news_tier_rankings.htm   (3579 words)

 College and university rankings   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
The best-known American College and university rankings have been compiled since 1983 by the magazine U.S. News and World Report based on a combination of institutional statistics and surveys of university faculty and staff members.
College and university rankings, especially the well-known U.S. News rankings, have drawn significant criticism from within and without higher education.
Another College which hasn't been cooperative with the editors of the U.S. News rankings magazine, because of the college's criticism of the usefulness of College rankings to students, is Ohio Wesleyan University.
college-and-university-rankings.iqnaut.net   (1292 words)

 Meriam Library -- College and University Rankings
Some of the criteria commonly used to measure an institution's academic quality, especially for undergraduate education, are average SAT scores of incoming freshmen, acceptance rates, number of students continuing with postgraduate study, size of the library, and number of PhD's on the faculty.
Enter keywords like: colleges directories, undergraduate rankings, graduate rankings, universities rankings, graduate education biology, social sciences graduate evaluation, etc. If you are a current CSU Chico student, faculty or staff member, try these same search strategies in PHAROS, the California State Universities library catalog search engine.
Enter keywords and combine with "and," for example: universities and ranking*, undergraduate and ranking*, colleges and evaluation, graduate schools and ranking*, etc.
www.csuchico.edu /lref/guides/misc/colran.html   (1897 words)

 College and University Rankings Accurate? - College Poop
There is a bunch of college and university rankings featured in a lot of places.
Most colleges and universities either love or hate these rankings, basically loving them when they rank them well and looking away when they rank them poorly.
Keep in mind that surveys and rankings on colleges and universities should not be taken very seriously as their accuracy are hard if not impossible to prove.
www.collegepoop.com /163/college-and-university-rankings-accurate   (364 words)

 MCCC Library - College & University Guides/Scholarship & Financial Aid Information
The purpose of the site is to provide context to various ranking services, with the aim of improving knowledge about the rankings in general and encourage better use of these services.
The majority of sites for are for scholarships and financial aid, but there are also links for general sites on colleges and universities, examinations for undergraduate and graduate study, and international study.
CAPA is a private, nonprofit organization whose mission is the "development of international education for American universities and colleges." MCCC is partnering with CAPA to offer its study abroad programs.
www.mc3.edu /sa/lib/links/Llscoll-finaid.htm   (1064 words)

 Miscellaneous College & Career Sites
University of Illinois – Urbana/Champaign College and University Rankings
This represents a clearinghouse of various college and university rankings.
America’s colleges and universities have prepared this site to guide you to the books, websites, and other resources that admissions and financial aid professionals consider most helpful.
www.sheboygan.lib.wi.us /pages/teencollegemisc.html   (783 words)

 UK college and university rankings
Recently, we had a discussion related to Canadian college and university rankings; I actually had to do some research to provide relevant information, and I personally find that it's not that easy to find college and university rankings in a certain country.
Rankings may change every year, but I'm guessing that there are universities that are regarded highly among general public, and they know about those universities without looking at their rankings.
The Russell Group of universities is a self-selected group of large research-led British universities; 18 of its 19 members are in the top 20 in terms of research funding.
forum.ooen.net /viewtopic.php?p=5584   (924 words)

 The College and university rankings with medical school rankings and college and university rankings   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
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college-and-university-rankings.unghg.com   (714 words)

 College Rankings - eLearners.com
These community college rankings (in.PDF format) appeared in the June 23, 2003 issue of Community College Week magazine.
College and university reviews and ratings by students for students.
The result is the Top 10 ranking, a view of how the nation's students are reacting to issues of concern, and of what issues seem to be striking a chord on college campuses.
www.elearners.com /resources/college-rankings.asp   (695 words)

 College Rankings
Increasingly, the importance and validity of college rankings is a hotly debated issue.
Many universities, including highly ranked ones, are beginning to question both the data and methods used by some ranking services.
Of special concern are the aspects of the rankings which deal with the difficult to measure concept of institutional reputation.
www.library.uiuc.edu /edx/rankings.htm   (334 words)

 College Rankings | Get the unbiased lowdown on colleges directly from students.
College rankings based on 20 aspects of campus life.
College academic rankings, college party rankings, undergraduate college rankings etc.
Each of the 238 guides ranks 20 aspects of campus life that determine the quality of your college experience.
www.collegeprowler.com /college-rankings.asp   (128 words)

 USNews.com: America's Best Colleges 2007: National Universities
To rank colleges and universities, U.S. News first assigns schools to a group of their peers, based on categories developed by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching in 2000.
Those in the National Universities group are the 248 American universities (162 public and 86 private) that offer a wide range of undergraduate majors as well as master's and doctoral degrees; many strongly emphasize research.
Schools are ranked within categories by their total weighted score.
www.usnews.com /usnews/edu/college/rankings/ranknatudoc_brief.php   (196 words)

 College - Web Sites by Subject - FCPL   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
The College Info Center is a program of the Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area.
Comprehensive guide to college planning for parents and students, outlining in detail each step of the process from college selection and financing to standards of admission.
The college search section will let you explore two-year and four-year colleges and universities in Virginia and throughout the United States.
www.fairfaxcounty.gov /library/internet/college.htm   (1154 words)

 College and University Rankings - 1/1/1999 - School Library Journal - CA153526   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
The staff of the Education and Social Science Library of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) first assembled a long list of bookmarks to college and university ranking pages.
The site, launched in 1997, provides a list of links to four-year college and university rankings, as well as evaluations of law, medical, business, and international programs.
Also included in UIUC's site is a bibliography on college rankings and a section called "Caution and Controversy": a discussion and set of links pertaining to the accuracy and appropriateness of college rankings.
www.schoollibraryjournal.com /article/CA153526.html   (288 words)

 California College Tours - California College Rankings
They are based on academic reputation (based on surveys of college administrators), graduation and retention rank, faculty resources, class size, student/faculty ratio, percent of full-time faculty, selectivity, acceptance rate, financial resources, graduation rate performance, and alumni giving rate.
For freshmen, graduate school rankings may not seem important, but it can indicate the quality of the faculty, the research, and the graduate students (who are usually teaching assistants) at the college.
Note: liberal arts colleges emphasize undergraduate education and award at least 40% of their degrees in the liberal arts.
www.geocities.com /rhorii/Rankings.html   (490 words)

 Consider More Training & Education: The Riley Guide
When you read a ranking, be sure to note what criteria was used and how it was applied in determining the ratings assigned to each institution.
Information and resources for those planning ahead to college, and the latest rankings of colleges from what is probably the best known source.
Princeton Review also reviews and ranks colleges, but their list is not usually as long nor as comprehensive at that found at US News.
www.rileyguide.com /train.html   (2928 words)

 Treat College Rankings With A Grain of Salt
Parents and counselors are often asked to advise students about how to evaluate the college or colleges they are considering.
Since they are largely based on factors such as institutional reputation and the size of the school's endowment, ranking systems may be difficult to understand and may measure things that do not affect the quality of educational and other resources available to students.
Institutions benefit a great deal by how they are ranked, yet some schools have begun to question the ranking systems, even if they have received a high "score".
www.cis.idaho.gov /rankings.htm   (468 words)

 College Rankings   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Ranks colleges by many variables including reputation, SAT/ACT Scores, graduation and acceptance rates.
College and University Rankings Links to more than 15 college ranking pages.
TheCenter: U.S. News & World Report's Methodology and Rankings of Colleges and Universities Surveys the history of how the U.S. News & World Report has changed its way of evaluating colleges over the last 10 years.
www.guideforparents.com /rankings.htm   (218 words)

 LSU Libraries -- Ready Reference College Materials
"College Opportunities On-Line is brought to you by the National Center for Education Statistics in the U.S. Department of Education.
NCES was authorized by Congress in 1998 to help college students, future students, and their parents understand the differences between colleges and how much it costs to attend college."
From the Department of Energy and TIYM Publishing Company, ScholarSearch is a free financial aid search engine enabling prospective students to "investigate financial aid opportunities offered by universities, colleges, research institutions, corporations, and other organizations." Presently there are several hundred thousand "educational opportunities [from] the pre-college to the post-doctoral/professional level" in the database.
www.lib.lsu.edu /ref/colleges.html   (564 words)

 Master's College - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Master's College is a comprehensive non-denominational Christian College in the liberal arts tradition situated in an oak-studded canyon in Newhall, California.
The college has more than fifty academic programs, but it is known especially for its teacher certification program and its biblically oriented undergraduate majors.
It was founded in 1927 as Los Angeles Baptist College and Theological Seminary and moved to its current campus in 1961.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Master's_College   (311 words)

 USNews.com: Rankings & Guides   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Browse the newly released 2006 rankings, find your ideal school, and then get all the details you need to get in.
We surveyed more than 2,000 traditional colleges and virtual universities to compile our directory of undergraduate- and graduate-level courses, certificates, and degrees.
Navigate the college financial maze with our articles, interactive tools, and lists of great schools at great prices.
www.usnews.com /usnews/rankguide/rghome.htm   (338 words)

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