'U.S. News' Rankings Have Faulty Data From 2 Institutions
- Tulane sent incorrect information to 'U.S. News' for rankings
- Another college admits that it gave 'U.S. News' incorrect data
- In wake of reports on false data, 'U.S. News' considers a new way to promote accuracy
- 'U.S. News' Adds Surveys That Could Alter Methodology
- 'U.S. News' Sees Drop in Participation
U.S. News & World Report has announced that two professional schools have notified it that they provided some inaccurate information in the data collected for the magazine's latest rankings. Without providing details, the magazine said that the University of St. Thomas law school provided incorrect information about job placement and that the University of Houston education school provided incorrect information about research expenditures. St. Thomas posted information about the error. The law school said that it reported law school job placement rates at time of graduation in two places on its form -- one correct (32.9 percent) and one incorrect (80.6 percent), and that the magazine used the incorrect figure.