More Fallout in Temple Rankings Scandal

Accreditation review moved up; more rankings errors revealed; and some data reported to Princeton Review may be incorrect.

August 13, 2018

Temple University on Friday released new information on the rankings scandal facing its business school. In July, the university admitted that officials at its business school had intentionally submitted inaccurate information about the online M.B.A. at the Fox School of Business to U.S. News & World Report for several years. Then later that month, the university admitted it had submitted false data for six additional programs affiliated with the business school.

The university's latest update revealed the following:

  • In response to the scandal, AACSB International, formerly the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, has moved up the next review of the business school at Temple from the spring of 2020 to early 2019.
  • Temple found what it characterized as small, unintentional errors in some information shared with U.S. News about the university's education and medical schools.
  • Some of the false data submitted to U.S. News for its rankings may have also been submitted to the Princeton Review for its rankings.


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