College, Inc.: rankings


Posted at 10:42 AM ET, 07/11/2012

Five college admissions tips for the A-minus student

The Ivies aren’t biting, and merit dollars are scarce. But even in the affluent suburbs, there are ways to turn the admission process to your favor.

By Daniel de Vise  |  10:42 AM ET, 07/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Admissions, Aid, Finance, Rankings | Tags:  college admissions, college rankings

Posted at 11:03 AM ET, 04/25/2012

Do colleges court those least in need of education?

Colleges build prestige by admitting the best-educated students. That’s like hospitals admitting the healthiest patients, our guest blogger opines.

By Daniel de Vise  |  11:03 AM ET, 04/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Admissions, Rankings | Tags:  higher education, college rankings, college admissions

Posted at 03:27 PM ET, 04/09/2012

The nation’s 300 best undergraduate professors?

A new book profiles 300 top undergraduate instructors; no one from Hopkins, U-Va. or U-Md. makes the list.

By Daniel de Vise  |  03:27 PM ET, 04/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Pedagogy, Rankings, Students | Tags:  college professors, college rankings

Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 01/04/2011

Kiplinger: D.C. region awash in collegiate values

Many colleges in Maryland and (especially) Virginia have made this year's Kiplinger 100 list of top public collegiate values, delivering high quality at a reasonable price. Flagships in Virginia and Maryland capture three of the top five spots. (The University...

By Daniel de Vise  |  11:02 AM ET, 01/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Aid, Aid, Aid, Aid | Tags:  Kiplinger rankings, best maryland colleges, best virginia colleges, best-value colleges, college rankings, college rankings value, college values

Posted at 12:13 PM ET, 12/23/2010

Ranking community colleges

Washington Monthly published a list of the 50 top community colleges earlier this year.

By Daniel de Vise  |  12:13 PM ET, 12/23/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Community Colleges, Community Colleges, Community Colleges, Community Colleges | Tags:  Maryland Virginia community colleges, Washington Monthly rankings, community college rankings, community colleges

Posted at 01:11 PM ET, 10/28/2010

Kiplinger cites 11 area schools for quality, value

Ever heard of Christendom College? Hood College? Those schools and nine others in Maryland, Virginia and the District appear on this year's ranking of best values in private higher education from Kiplinger's Personal Finance. Kiplinger attempts to single out schools...

By Daniel de Vise  |  01:11 PM ET, 10/28/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Rankings, Rankings, Rankings, Rankings | Tags:  Kiplinger rankings, best value colleges, college rankings

Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 10/12/2010

Virginia U uses U.S. News data in faculty hires

A report in today's Inside Higher Ed says Christopher Newport University in Virginia's Hampton Roads region is using data from U.S. News & World Report collegiate rankings as a factor in faculty hires. Faculty leaders and administrators are in mild...

By Daniel de Vise  |  11:01 AM ET, 10/12/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Rankings, Rankings, Rankings, Rankings | Tags:  CNU faculty, CNU uses US News rankings, Christopher Newport University, Christopher Newport faculty, U.S. News rankings

Posted at 06:07 PM ET, 10/06/2010

Top doctoral programs in English

In a recent post, I showed an easy way to boil down the difficult new National Research Council doctoral rankings into a simple top-to-bottom list. The NRC ranked doctoral programs for the first time in 15 years. Because of the...

By Daniel de Vise  |  06:07 PM ET, 10/06/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Rankings, Rankings, Rankings | Tags:  JHU doctoral rankings, NRC rankings, PHD rankings, UMD doctoral rankings, UVA doctoral rankings, doctoral rankings

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 10/06/2010

10 colleges where you'd best apply early

U.S. News & World Report has released a list of the 10 universities where early application yields the greatest advantage. Early decision -- and its kinder, gentler counterpart, early action -- is one of the most controversial pieces of an...

By Daniel de Vise  |  02:00 PM ET, 10/06/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Admissions, Admissions, Admissions, Admissions | Tags:  Early Action, Early Admission, Early Decision, U.S. News, college admissions, college rankings

Posted at 05:48 PM ET, 09/29/2010

Do-it-yourself doctoral rankings

The higher education community was first elated, then confused, by yesterday's release of definitive but almost indecipherable rankings of doctoral programs by the National Research Council. It's the first time in 15 years the nation's Ph.D. programs have seen themselves...

By Daniel de Vise  |  05:48 PM ET, 09/29/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Rankings, Rankings, Rankings | Tags:  NRC rankings, doctoral education study, doctoral programs, doctoral rankings, phd rankings

Posted at 12:34 PM ET, 09/28/2010

National Research Council doctoral rankings released

Universities have waited 15 years for today's release of a report and spreadsheet that rank thousands of doctoral programs in overall quality. The National Research Council report updates a study last completed in 1995. It rates doctoral programs across more...

By Daniel de Vise  |  12:34 PM ET, 09/28/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Research, Research, Research, Research | Tags:  NRC rankings, National Research Council rankings, UMD rankings, UVA rankings, doctoral rankings, phd rankings

Posted at 04:04 PM ET, 09/16/2010

New global rankings: Hopkins high, G'town low

The last of the high-profile world collegiate rankings, the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, was published Thursday with a new and reportedly improved methodology. The London-based ranking used to publish in collaboration with Quacquarelli Symonds, but the two split...

By Daniel de Vise  |  04:04 PM ET, 09/16/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Rankings, Rankings, Rankings, Rankings | Tags:  Times Higher Education, World University Rankings, college rankings, university rankings

Posted at 11:16 AM ET, 09/13/2010

Northwestern links alumni gifts to rankings

A piece published over the weekend in the Chronicle of Higher Education directed me to an e-mail I had deleted without reading several days earlier. Northwestern University, an institution I attended, asserted to alumni in an August e-mail that they...

By Daniel de Vise  |  11:16 AM ET, 09/13/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Rankings, Rankings | Tags:  Northwestern U.S. News ranking, Northwestern University e-mail, U.S. News rankings, college rankings

Posted at 12:05 PM ET, 09/09/2010

U.S. schools humbled in world rankings

The headline in yesterday's release of the QS World University Rankings was that Cambridge displaced Harvard as the best university in the world, at least by one measure. This is apparently the first time in the history of the London-based...

By Daniel de Vise  |  12:05 PM ET, 09/09/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Rankings, Rankings, Rankings | Tags:  Harvard ranking, QS rankings, college rankings, world university rankings

Posted at 10:21 AM ET, 08/30/2010

Rating the college rankings

In a post a few days ago, I discussed the recent proliferation of college rankings and ratings and attempted a brief analysis of how each differs from the others. Today, the Chronicle of Higher Education takes that conversation a step...

By Daniel de Vise  |  10:21 AM ET, 08/30/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Rankings, Rankings, Rankings | Tags:  Forbes rankings, Kiplinger rankings, US News rankings, Washington Monthly rankings, best colleges, college rankings, college ratings

Posted at 12:39 PM ET, 08/23/2010

Washington Monthly's take on college rankings

Washington Monthly, a magazine with unusually robust higher education coverage, today released its own attempt at a ranking of colleges and universities. The magazine is a relatively new entrant to the rankings field, which has become very crowded in recent...

By Daniel de Vise  |  12:39 PM ET, 08/23/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Rankings, Rankings, Rankings, Rankings, Rankings | Tags:  ACTA rankings, Forbes rankings, US News rankings, Washington Monthly rankings, college rankings

Posted at 12:00 AM ET, 08/17/2010

Local colleges gain ground in U.S. News rankings

The 2011 U.S. News & World Report college rankings came out at midnight Tuesday, and the news is mostly good for universities in the D.C. region.

By Daniel de Vise  |  12:00 AM ET, 08/17/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Rankings, Rankings, Rankings | Tags:  America's Best Colleges, Georgetown ranking, Hopkins ranking, U.S. News rankings, William Mary ranking, college rankings

Posted at 01:01 AM ET, 01/28/2010

Local endowments depleted in '09

College endowments nationwide lost more of their value in fiscal year 2009 than in any prior year since the Great Depression, as we learned today from the annual survey by the National Association of College and University Business Officers and...

By Daniel de Vise  |  01:01 AM ET, 01/28/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Finance, Finance, Finance | Tags:  college finance, endowments, rankings