Method or Madness? Inside the U.S. News & World Report College Rankings
Ehrenberg, Ronald G.
[Excerpt] The rankings exacerbate, but are not the major cause of the increased competition in American higher education that has taken place over the last few decades. The real shame is that this competition has institutions focusing on improving the selectivity of their entering first-year classes. Institutions appear to be increasingly valued for the test scores of the students they attract, not for their value added to their students and to society.
U.S. News & World Report; college guides; college ratings; value
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