Rankings

Temple ousts business dean after report finds online M.B.A. program for years submitted false data for rankings

Temple reveals that scandal over false information submitted for rankings of its online M.B.A. was much broader than earlier known. Dean, found to have dismantled system for checking accuracy of data, is ousted.

Business scholars and administrators publish call to move away from current rankings systems

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Twenty-one scholars publish call to reject popular measures and ordinal rankings -- and to replace them with more meaningful tools for comparisons.

New ranking system links colleges' and students' characteristics to graduate economic outcomes

Brookings report rates several thousand two- and four-year colleges on graduates' economic outcomes, and by controlling for student traits, strives to measure the value the institutions themselves add.

Mixed opinions as European Union-funded ranking effort enters second year

As it releases its second annual ranking, the European Union's U-Multirank project continues to face challenges, but many see value in the effort to revise the way rankings are done.

New rankings system from LinkedIn based on employment outcomes of a huge sample

LinkedIn gets into college rankings with an employment outcomes tool based on big samples and plenty of specifics about real people.

'New York Times' introduces new index of colleges' commitment to low-income students

The New York Times names the most "economically diverse" top colleges (hours before a certain other ranking is released), but methodology excludes all but a few public institutions.

Colleges and analysts respond to Obama ratings proposal

Responses to Obama administration's request for comments on proposed rating system reveal schism between public and private colleges, confusion about goals of such a system, and skepticism about its viability.

Methodology of QS rankings comes under scrutiny

QS runs one of three major global university rankings systems, but some question whether methodology is sound.

New Russian technical university has high aspirations

Russia wants to build a top university, Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology, from scratch. “Skoltech” enjoys the patronage of politicians and mentorship from MIT, but some fear the “best” is being built at expense of the base.  

Emory misreported admissions data for more than a decade

Emory investigation finds that staff and administrators intentionally misreported admissions data for at least 10 years and that individuals with knowledge of the data fraud did not speak up.

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