Two schools 'unranked' by U.S. News after submitting false data
- York College of Pennsylvania and the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor are moving to "unranked" status in U.S. News & World Report's 2013 Best Colleges rankings for submitting inaccurate data.
- Both colleges will remain unranked until the next edition of the rankings are published and each school confirms the accuracy of data submitted.
- The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor admitted submitting incorrect counts for applications and admissions for the fall 2011 entering class, while York College admitted to excluding 20% of its fall 2011 class' SAT scores when it calculated averages and that the misreporting had occurred for the past decade.
From the article:
... In both cases, the same incorrect data were also reported to many other parties including the U.S. Department of Education.
Because of the discrepancies in the rankings, U.S. News has moved these two schools to the "Unranked" category in the Best Colleges section of usnews.com. Unranked means that U.S. News did not calculate numerical rankings for these schools. ...
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