Did researchers just create a better college ranking model than U.S. News?
- Four researchers--Christopher Avery of Harvard University, Mark Glickman of Boston University, Caroline Hoxby of Harvard, and Andrew Merrick of University of Pennsylvania-- believe they have created a more accurate model for ranking colleges and universities.
- The group's formula assigns rankings based on which schools students chose to attend after being admitted, utilizing data from surveys of 3,240 "high-achieving" students, as opposed to the admission-based rankings provided by standard-bearer U.S. News & World Report.
- Under their formula, schools like the University of Florida and Florida State University ranked significantly higher than in U.S. News, jumping 14 and 24 spots respectively.
From the article:
U.S. News & World Report has been the go-to guide to the best colleges and universities in America for years, but four researchers believe they’ve come up with a more accurate method of generating rankings. ...
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