Stillman College, a private, historically Black college in Alabama, is withdrawing from the U.S. News & World Report undergraduate rankings.
President Cynthia Warrick said the rankings lack metrics to evaluate colleges with minority populations, the graduation rate figures lack context and the rankings favor colleges that require the SAT or ACT. “Most African American students do not have the benefit of test prep programs in middle and high schools, and most parents of first-generation college students are not aware of these programs,” she said.
In recent months, many law and medical schools have dropped out of the U.S. News rankings. But only the Rhode Island School of Design and Colorado College have dropped out from the undergraduate rankings.
U.S. News declined to comment on Stillman’s decision.