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.The College and university rankings are a lists of universities and liberal arts colleges in higher education, an order determined by any combination of factors.^ Among liberal arts colleges, Centre (No.
  • America's Best Colleges 2009 - Forbes.com 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.forbes.com [Source type: General]

^ The biggest surprises come in our list of liberal arts colleges.
  • How to Choose a College - Forbes.com 18 September 2009 9:32 UTC www.forbes.com [Source type: News]

^ Where can I find a list of college rankings ?
  • Questions about College Rankings - Ask.com 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.ask.com [Source type: General]

.Rankings can be based on subjectively perceived "quality," on some combination of empirical statistics, or on surveys of educators, scholars, students, prospective students or others.^ League tables are calculated using different methodologies which are based on a combination of empirical statistics and surveys of educators, researchers, students, prospective students or employers.
  • Do College and University Rankings Matter?: Help for Students in Choosing an Institute of Higher Education 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC universities.suite101.com [Source type: Academic]

^ These new rankings, based on the Times Higher Education-QS World University Rankings, are a befuddling play off of their annual America's Best Colleges rankings.
  • Admissions.com :: Rankings 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.admissions.com [Source type: News]

^ One-sixth of the rankings are based on four-year college graduation rates--half of that is the actual graduation rate, the other half the gap between the average rate and a predicted rate based on characteristics of the school.
  • America's Best Colleges 2009 - Forbes.com 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.forbes.com [Source type: General]

.Rankings are often consulted by prospective students and their parents in the university and college admissions process.^ College and university rankings .
  • Beaver Scope | List edits - Building 5 College and university rankings 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC wikiscanner2.caltech.edu [Source type: General]

^ Top Ranked Engineering Colleges and Universities Top engineering colleges rankings.
  • Colleges and Universities @ Re-QUEST dot Net (tm) ||| Best College Rankings 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.re-quest.net [Source type: General]

^ College rankings are ranked lists of colleges and universities.
  • College Ranking - LoveToKnow College 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC college.lovetoknow.com [Source type: General]

.In addition to rankings of institutions, there are also rankings of specific academic programs, departments, and schools.^ Program (or discipline specific) rankings include: .
  • University and College Rankings Resources: University Planning, Institutional Research, and Accountability: Indiana University 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.indiana.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ Ranked 6th among U.S. academic institutions .
  • Rankings — College of Computing 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.cc.gatech.edu [Source type: News]

^ The school has been recognized for its graduate programs, ranking in the top tier of Southern graduate schools in 2006 in the U.S. News and World Report rankings.
  • Jacksonville University - College Degree.com 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.collegedegree.com [Source type: Academic]

.Rankings are conducted by magazines and newspapers and in some instances by academic practitioners.^ There are several online university and college rankings available on the Internet and published often by newspapers and magazines.

^ Privately, some admissions deans who dislike the magazine’s influence say the rankings have powerful supporters on campus.
  • Colleges Struggle to Quit Rankings Habit 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC diverseeducation.com [Source type: News]

^ Top Colleges for Hispanics : Hispanic Magazine ranks schools like Princeton, Amherst and Stanford as being some of the best schools for Hispanic students.
  • LearningXL | 100 Free College Rankings (Traditional, Unorthodox and Just Plain Crazy) 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.unixl.com [Source type: General]

.(See, for example, law school rankings in the United States.^ US Law School Rankings 2010 .
  • Latest University Rankings Blog - Information, Comments, Reviews // BlogCatalog 18 September 2009 9:32 UTC www.blogcatalog.com [Source type: General]

^ Here are rankings of cities in the United States.

^ CONCORD LAW SCHOOL - Concord is the first online law school in the United States.

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.Rankings may vary significantly from country to country.^ We have surveyed the universities in quite a few European countries here at the Google College Rankings, so today on the 1st of May it might be interesting to look at them in summary view.

.August 2009" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed] Colleges outside of the English speaking world are believed to have a distinct disadvantage.^ For whatever reason, there are precious few comprehensive guides to higher education outside of the annual college rankings prepared by U.S. News & World Report .
  • Reason Foundation - U.S. News' College Rankings Are Fundamentally Flawed 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC reason.org [Source type: News]

^ Wednesday, August 19th, 2009 View comments Comments Author: Kyle Categories: College Tags: 2010 , college rankings , mycollegestat , U.S. news Hello All!
  • New 2010 US News College Rankings | myCollegeBLOG 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC blog.mycollegestat.com [Source type: General]

^ January 2010 December 2009 November 2009 October 2009 September 2009 August 2009 July 2009 June 2009 May 2009 April 2009 March 2009 February 2009 January 2009 December 2008 November 2008 October 2008 September 2008 August 2008 July 2008 June 2008 « College Financial Aid Myths - Don’t believe everything you hear!
  • Oxford University down to 5th place in University Ranking | Student Loan Blog 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.studentloaninfo.org [Source type: General]

.May 2009" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed] A Cornell University study found that the rankings in the United States significantly affected colleges' applications and admissions[1].^ University Rankings April 2009 Categories .
  • The Global Language Monitor » University Rankings April 2009 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.languagemonitor.com [Source type: News]

^ University and College Rankings 2008 Categories .
  • The Global Language Monitor » University and College Rankings 2008 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.languagemonitor.com [Source type: Academic]

^ State University College at Brockport (div 3) .
  • Swimming World Magazine | College Recruit Ranking System 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.takeyourmarks.com [Source type: Academic]

.In the United Kingdom, several newspapers publish league tables which rank universities.^ University rankings based on football league tables .
  • Introduction - The Ranking Forum of Swiss Universities / On University Rankings 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.universityrankings.ch [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ There are several online university and college rankings available on the Internet and published often by newspapers and magazines.

^ Thursday, 08 October 2009 UCL has climbed to fourth place in the annual Times Higher Education-QS World University Rankings published today.
  • UCL School of Life and Medical Sciences 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.ucl.ac.uk [Source type: News]

.There has been much debate since the late 1990s about both the usefulness and political correctness of college rankings in the United States.^ The debate has been raging since the magazine began ranking colleges in the 1980s.
  • Colleges Struggle to Quit Rankings Habit 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC diverseeducation.com [Source type: News]

^ There isn't much information about specific colleges, either.

^ Universities and colleges -- United States .

.Some higher education experts, like Kevin Carey of Education Sector, have argued that such rankings as the U.S. News and World Report's college rankings system is merely a list of criteria that mirrors the superficial characteristics of elite colleges and universities.^ US News & World Report ranks college, programs in top tier .
  • News : College of Education and Human Ecology : The Ohio State University 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC ehe.osu.edu [Source type: News]

^ "U.S. News and World Report" ranks Drexel among the nation's best colleges and universities.

^ Where can I find a list of college rankings ?
  • Questions about College Rankings - Ask.com 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.ask.com [Source type: General]

.According to Carey, "[The] U.S. News ranking system is deeply flawed.^ Tagged: Rankings The University of Alabama is again ranked among the top 50 public universities in the nation, according to U.S. News and World Report’s annual rankings for 2010.
  • University of Alabama News » Rankings 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC uanews.ua.edu [Source type: General]

^ In 2008, MU’s College of Education ranks 23rd of all public university members of the prestigious Association of American Universities according to U.S.News & World Report .
  • Ranking & Awards - College of Education | University of Missouri 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC education.missouri.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ The School of Urban Affairs and Public Policy's graduate programs are ranked 41st in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report's 2010 edition of "America's Best Graduate Schools."
  • Ranking the Rankings | College of Education and Public Policy 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.cepp.udel.edu [Source type: General]

.Instead of focusing on the fundamental issues of how well colleges and universities educate their students and how well they prepare them to be successful after college, the magazine's rankings are almost entirely a function of three factors: fame, wealth, and exclusivity."^ Instead, they are almost exclusively driven by three things: wealth, fame, and exclusivity.
  • Education Sector: Analysis and Perspectives: In Defense of College Rankings 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.educationsector.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ See entire page » What are college rankings ?
  • Questions about College Rankings - Ask.com 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.ask.com [Source type: General]

^ University/college rankings College comparisons and rankings are a function of the criteria on which the rankings are based.
  • American Colleges And Universities Info .com - Article: Using the Internet to Find the University or College That's Right for You 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.acuinfo.com [Source type: General]

.He suggests that there are more important characteristics parents and students should research to select colleges, such as how well students are learning and how likely students are to earn a degree.^ The organization believes that the more engaged students are, the more likely they are to learn.
  • College And University Rankings - College Admissions and Applications - College Resources - CampusCompare 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.campuscompare.com [Source type: General]

^ Such institutions should do well in the rankings.
  • AAUP: Authentic Values and Ersatz Standards: Making Sense of College Rankings 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.aaup.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ There is information for parents as well as students.
  • Consider More Training & Education: The Riley Guide 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.rileyguide.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

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Contents

International rankings from regional organizations

Several regional organizations (arranged alphabetically here) provide worldwide rankings, including:

Academic Ranking of World Universities

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Average positions from 3 International rankings: Newsweek, Academic Ranking of World Universities and Times Higher Education.
^ Few people in higher education (HE) are unaware of university rankings.
  • The problem with university rankings - SciDev.Net 18 September 2009 9:32 UTC www.scidev.net [Source type: Academic]

^ World University Rankings (ranked in 2009) .
  • Rankings — Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.seas.harvard.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ The Times Higher Education Supplement ranks to the top universities across the globe.
  • College Rankings: International (Non-U.S.), Education and Social Science Library, U of I 18 September 2009 9:32 UTC www.library.illinois.edu [Source type: Academic]

Please note that some positions have changed, as this table was last updated in 2008.
.The Academic Ranking of World Universities compiled by the Shanghai Jiao Tong University, which was a large-scale Chinese project to provide independent rankings of universities around the world primarily to measure the gap between Chinese and "world class" universities.^ WORLD UNIVERSITY RANKING 2007-2008 .
  • World Science & Engineering University Portal: List of World University Ranking 2008 18 September 2009 9:32 UTC www.universityportal.net [Source type: Academic]

^ Australia and 57th in the World: Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Academic Ranking of Universities, August 2007.
  • ANU - COLLEGE OF BUSINESS & ECONOMICS 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC cbe.anu.edu.au [Source type: Academic]

^ Fourthly a list of European universities rankings (Jiao Tong) is available.
  • University Rankings, College rankings | top 500 universities in the world 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.plant-biology.com [Source type: Academic]

.The results have often been cited by The Economist magazine in ranking universities of the world [1].^ World University Rankings (ranked in 2009) .
  • Rankings — Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.seas.harvard.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ UCI plummets in World University Rankings .

^ WORLD UNIVERSITY RANKING 2007-2008 .
  • World Science & Engineering University Portal: List of World University Ranking 2008 18 September 2009 9:32 UTC www.universityportal.net [Source type: Academic]

.As with all rankings, there are issues of methodology, and one of the primary criticisms of the ranking is its bias towards the natural sciences, over other subjects and English language science journals.^ One-sixth of the rankings are based on four-year college graduation rates--half of that is the actual graduation rate, the other half the gap between the average rate and a predicted rate based on characteristics of the school.
  • America's Best Colleges 2009 - Forbes.com 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.forbes.com [Source type: General]

^ A similar problem exists with the criterion using publications in Nature and Science; however, the effect should be much smaller, because there are a much larger number of papers (50 issues * 50 papers * 2 = 5000 papers as an upper bound) in these journals every year.
  • nanopolitan: World university rankings 18 September 2009 9:32 UTC nanopolitan.blogspot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ One is always under the impression that the rank of a University is of utmost importance, but do consider other factors while selecting universities.
  • University Rankings - Computer Science And Electrical Engineering Rankings College Scholarships 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC members.rediff.com [Source type: Academic]

[3] .This is evidenced by the inclusion of criteria such as the volume of articles published by Science or Nature (both Journals devoted to the natural sciences published in English), or the number of Nobel Prize winners (which are predominantly awarded to the physical sciences) and Fields Medalists (mathematics).^ He was an award winner of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics Sciences during the year 1976.

^ Number of awards such as Nobel Prizes or Fields Medals won by faculty members.
  • Do College and University Rankings Matter?: Help for Students in Choosing an Institute of Higher Education 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC universities.suite101.com [Source type: Academic]

^ Volume of articles published by science or nature journals.
  • Do College and University Rankings Matter?: Help for Students in Choosing an Institute of Higher Education 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC universities.suite101.com [Source type: Academic]

[3] .Furthermore, the ranking does not take into the account whether those winners are still associated with the institutes nor consider where the award winning works were performed.^ Given rising concerns along with a decline in participation among institutions being asked to rate similar institutions, information gleaned from rankings should be considered with caution.
  • University and College Rankings Resources: University Planning, Institutional Research, and Accountability: Indiana University 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.indiana.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ UND 24/7 photography contest is open to everyone You still have time to take those great shots.
  • College of Business and Public Administration 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC business.und.edu [Source type: News]

^ Thus, they devised a rating system that takes into account social mobility for students and service to students’ communities and the nation as well as research prowess.
  • Ranking the Rankings | College of Education and Public Policy 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.cepp.udel.edu [Source type: General]

.As a result, it creates a superficial phantom award counting game in favor of older and more established institutes even though these institutes may not have active winners in their faculty rosters, or the rich American institutes that attract prize winners with big financial reward even though no award winning work was done there.^ Creating a more results-based system .
  • Reason Foundation - U.S. News' College Rankings Are Fundamentally Flawed 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC reason.org [Source type: News]

^ A rise or drop in an institution's rank in a given year may lead to more of the same in subsequent years because administrators are influenced by how institutions fared most recently in the rankings.
  • Study shows college rankings do matter 18 September 2009 9:32 UTC www.news.cornell.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ While America’s Best Colleges leaves much to be desired, World’s Best Colleges and Universities is even more problematic, if for no other reason than it will only end up creating greater confusion for college hopefuls the world over.
  • Tutor.com | Which College is Really Ranked the Highest? 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.tutor.com [Source type: General]

.Counting the number of articles in Nature and Science Journals as one of the major criteria in ranking institutes appears highly superficial because many award winning works were not published in these journals.^ Volume of articles published by science or nature journals.
  • Do College and University Rankings Matter?: Help for Students in Choosing an Institute of Higher Education 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC universities.suite101.com [Source type: Academic]

^ Strayer is highly regarded as producing as many students with computer science degrees as any other school in the country.
  • Online University Rankings - Get Any Online College Ranking 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC onlineuniversityrankings.org [Source type: Academic]
  • Online University College Grants | Online University Rankings 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC onlineuniversityrankings.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ OBU offers majors in seven academic schools in the disciplines of business, Christian studies, education, fine arts, humanities, natural sciences and social sciences.
  • Ouachita earns No. 1 ranking from U.S. News for third straight year « OBU News 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC media.obu.edu [Source type: News]

.In addition to the criticisms, a 2007 paper from the peer-reviewed journal Scientometrics finds that the results from the Shanghai university rankings are irreproducible.^ WORLD UNIVERSITY RANKING 2007-2008 .
  • World Science & Engineering University Portal: List of World University Ranking 2008 18 September 2009 9:32 UTC www.universityportal.net [Source type: Academic]

^ AllAboutUni.com is an independent, global and inter-active website where visitors can obtain information about universities (global rankings, student reviews, university news and campus pictures).

^ The rankings also are based on “peer review,” or what hundreds of scholars think of specific institutions, a yardstick that has drawn criticism from some quarters, include Inside Higher Ed, a respected news organization.
  • UCI plunges in world university rankings - College Life OC : The Orange County Register 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC collegelife.freedomblogging.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • college rankings - College Life OC : The Orange County Register 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC collegelife.freedomblogging.com [Source type: News]

[4]

G-Factor

.A ranking of university and college web presence, the G-Factor methodology counts the number of links only from other university websites relying solely on Google's search engine.^ Posts Tagged ‘College and university rankings’ .
  • College And University Rankings - College Admissions and Applications - College Resources - CampusCompare 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.campuscompare.com [Source type: General]

^ University Ranking of Environmental Engineering 20...
  • World Science & Engineering University Portal: List of World University Ranking 2008 18 September 2009 9:32 UTC www.universityportal.net [Source type: Academic]
  • World Science & Engineering University Portal: World University Ranking of Engineering Schools 2009 18 September 2009 9:32 UTC www.universityportal.net [Source type: Academic]

^ University Rankings, College rankings .
  • University Rankings, College rankings | top 500 universities in the world 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.plant-biology.com [Source type: Academic]

.The G-Factor is an indicator of the popularity or importance of each university's website from the combined perspectives of the creators of many other university websites.^ Summary statistics are created with the responses and these are compared to other universities around the world.
  • NetworkedBlogs on Facebook | College and University Information 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC apps.facebook.com [Source type: General]

^ Besides U.S. News & World Report, other popular rankings include Princeton Review guidebooks and those produced by the Center for University Rankings, which rates research universities .

^ The aim of this website is to provide an approximate ranking of world-wide Universities and Colleges based on the popularity of their website only.
  • Top Colleges and Universities in Oklahoma - by university web ranking 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.4icu.org [Source type: Academic]
  • Top Colleges and Universities in Michigan - by university web ranking 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.4icu.org [Source type: Academic]

.It is therefore claims to be a kind of extensive and objective peer review of a university through its website - in social network theory terminology, the G-Factor measures the centrality of each university's website in the network of university websites.^ AllAboutUni.com is an independent, global and inter-active website where visitors can obtain information about universities (global rankings, student reviews, university news and campus pictures).

^ However, this is even more true when it comes to online universities, because of the very fact that they are online, and it is, therefore, difficult to measure their quality based on solid factors.

^ This website uses a form of web-metrics called the G-Factor measurement determined through using the Google search engine to search "on every leading university's website for links to the websites of other leading universities and count the total number of such links."
  • College Rankings: International (Non-U.S.), Education and Social Science Library, U of I 18 September 2009 9:32 UTC www.library.illinois.edu [Source type: Academic]

[5]

Global University Ranking

.Global University Ranking is ranking of over 400 "world-known" universities by the RatER, a Russian-based non-commercial independent rating agency supported by the academic society of Russia.^ The rankings are based on U.S. News and World Report academic reputation survey.
  • College Rankings: Graduate and Research Programs, Education and Social Science Library, U of I 18 September 2009 9:32 UTC www.library.illinois.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ World University Rankings (ranked in 2009) .
  • Rankings — Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.seas.harvard.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ UCI plummets in World University Rankings .

[6][7] .The methodology uses the pool of universities from what it has determined are the four main global rankings (Academic Rankings of World Universities, HEEACT, Times-QS, and Webometrics) and utilizes a pool of "experts" formed by project officials and managers to determine the rating scales for every indicator of performance of the universities in seven areas including academic performance, research performance, faculty expertise, resource availability, socially significant activities of graduates, international activities of the university, and international opinion of foreign universities.^ QS.com Asian Rankings Methodology .

^ Methodology: The methodology for this ranking can be found on THES QS World University Rankings: FAQ .
  • College Rankings: International (Non-U.S.), Education and Social Science Library, U of I 18 September 2009 9:32 UTC www.library.illinois.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ The Times Higher Education-QS World University Rankings came out this morning.

.Each expert performs his own evaluation of performance indicators of all the universities.^ The universities were ranked according to the marks they scored in seven key performance indicators: 1.
  • Google Answers: University Rankings 18 September 2009 9:32 UTC answers.google.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Higher Education Evaluation and Accreditation Council of Taiwan (HEEACT) ranks scientific paper performances of the top 500 Universities in the world.
  • College Rankings: International (Non-U.S.), Education and Social Science Library, U of I 18 September 2009 9:32 UTC www.library.illinois.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ The results indicate that in about 25 cases disciplines in Australian universities rate in the top 100 in the world; the standout performers are Science at ANU and Medicine at the University of Melbourne.
  • Papers - International Trends in University Rankings and Classifications Symposium 18 September 2009 9:32 UTC www.griffith.edu.au [Source type: Academic]

.The final evaluation of each indicator is determined as the average of all the expert evaluations.^ Finally, we encourage all colleges and universities to participate in an effort to determine how information about our schools might be improved.
  • College and University Rankings Statement - The 10th Vassar College President 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC president.vassar.edu [Source type: News]

^ As indicated earlier, the raw data were then standardized using Z scores; in the final computation to obtain the rankings, the raw data were weighted so that they constituted a 25 percent importance in determining the final ranking.
  • Methodology - Forbes.com 18 September 2009 9:32 UTC www.forbes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

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HEEACT - Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universities

.The Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universities is a bibliometric based ranking produced by the Higher Education Evaluation and Accreditation Council of Taiwan[9].^ The Higher Education Evaluation and Accreditation Council of Taiwan (HEEACT) ranks scientific paper performances of the top 500 Universities in the world.
  • College Rankings: International (Non-U.S.), Education and Social Science Library, U of I 18 September 2009 9:32 UTC www.library.illinois.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ Few people in higher education (HE) are unaware of university rankings.
  • The problem with university rankings - SciDev.Net 18 September 2009 9:32 UTC www.scidev.net [Source type: Academic]

^ UCI plummets in World University Rankings .

.The performance measures are composed of eight indicators (11 years articles, Current articles, 11 years citations, Current citations, Average citations, H-index, Highly cited papers, High Impact journal articles) representing three different criteria of scientific papers performance: research productivity, research impact, and research excellence.^ The quantitative measures of performance we use are publications and citations from Thomson Scientific, academy membership, success in national competitive grants, downloads of papers, doctoral completions, student entrance scores, student evaluations, and staff-student ratios.
  • Papers - International Trends in University Rankings and Classifications Symposium 18 September 2009 9:32 UTC www.griffith.edu.au [Source type: Academic]

^ All of the schools in our rankings perform well on measurable criteria, such as student-faculty ratios, academic competitiveness and on-time graduation rates.
  • Best values in public colleges 2009-10 - WTOL.com, Toledo's News Leader, News 11 | 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.wtol.com [Source type: News]

^ Productivity of faculty members can be judged on as many as five factors, depending on the most important variables in the given discipline: books published; journal publications; citations of journal articles; federal-grant dollars awarded; and honors and awards.
  • College Rankings: Graduate and Research Programs, Education and Social Science Library, U of I 18 September 2009 9:32 UTC www.library.illinois.edu [Source type: Academic]

.This project employs bibliometric methods to analyze and rank the scientific papers performances of the top 500 worlds' universities and the top 300 worlds' universities among six fields.^ The Higher Education Evaluation and Accreditation Council of Taiwan (HEEACT) ranks scientific paper performances of the top 500 Universities in the world.
  • College Rankings: International (Non-U.S.), Education and Social Science Library, U of I 18 September 2009 9:32 UTC www.library.illinois.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ UCI plummets in World University Rankings .

^ WORLD UNIVERSITY RANKING 2007-2008 .
  • World Science & Engineering University Portal: List of World University Ranking 2008 18 September 2009 9:32 UTC www.universityportal.net [Source type: Academic]

.The HEEACT performance ranking system is designed for research universities.^ The European Union has announced a ' new multi-dimensional university ranking system with global outreach' to be piloted in 2010.
  • The problem with university rankings - SciDev.Net 18 September 2009 9:32 UTC www.scidev.net [Source type: Academic]

^ According to Forbes, its ranking system is designed to stress the outputs of a college education rather than the inputs stressed by the U.S. News and World Report college rankings.
  • University Ranking by Forbes Lists George Fox as Top Christian College 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.prweb.com [Source type: General]

^ In rankings released in early 2007 by the National Science Foundation (NSF) on federal and non-federal research expenditures, the University of Colorado and its three-university system maintained its position in the top 10 percent of universities in the United States.
  • Rankings and Strengths | Why? | Executive MBA | University of Colorado 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.colorado.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The objective indicators used in this ranking system are designed measure both long-term and short-term research performance of each university.^ I wonder what criteria were used for the african universities’ ranking system!
  • Mentalacrobatics · University rankings 18 September 2009 9:32 UTC www.mentalacrobatics.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ University performance indicators .

^ The Center for Measuring University Performance The Center's primary research focus is on measuring university performance.
  • Meriam Library -- College and University Rankings 18 September 2009 9:32 UTC www.csuchico.edu [Source type: Academic]

.The 2007 ranking methodology was determined to favor universities with medical schools, and in response, HEEACT added additional fields of ranking to the ranking.^ WORLD UNIVERSITY RANKING 2007-2008 .
  • World Science & Engineering University Portal: List of World University Ranking 2008 18 September 2009 9:32 UTC www.universityportal.net [Source type: Academic]

^ Responses to “Latest high school, college track and field rankings” .
  • » Latest high school, college track and field rankings Mark Maloney on Kentucky sports 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC markmaloney.bloginky.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ European Business school rankings 2007 .
  • Business school rankings and MBA rankings from the Financial Times 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC rankings.ft.com [Source type: News]

.August 2009" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed] The six fields based rankings are based on the subject categorization of WOS, including Agriculture & Environment Sciences (AGE)、Clinical Medicine (MED)、Engineering, Computing & Technology (ENG)、Life Sciences (LIFE)、Natural Sciences (SCI) and Social Sciences (SOC).^ University Ranking of Computer Engineering 2008 in...
  • World Science & Engineering University Portal: List of World University Ranking 2008 18 September 2009 9:32 UTC www.universityportal.net [Source type: Academic]
  • World Science & Engineering University Portal: World University Ranking of Engineering Schools 2009 18 September 2009 9:32 UTC www.universityportal.net [Source type: Academic]

^ Rankings of programs are based on the findings and include the fields of Education, Engineering, Humanities, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Professional Programs, Social Sciences.
  • College Rankings: Graduate and Research Programs, Education and Social Science Library, U of I 18 September 2009 9:32 UTC www.library.illinois.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), published by Jiao Tong University in Shanghai, provides rankings for the five broad subject fields: Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Engineering/Technology and Computer Sciences, Life and Agriculture Sciences, Clinical Medicine and Pharmacy, and Social Sciences.
  • University and College Rankings Resources: University Planning, Institutional Research, and Accountability: Indiana University 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.indiana.edu [Source type: Academic]

Newsweek

.In August 2006, the American magazine Newsweek published a ranking of the Top 100 Global Universities, utilizing selected criteria from two pre-existing rankings (the Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University and The Times Higher Education-QS rankings), with the additional criterion of library holdings (number of volumes).^ Methodology: The methodology for this ranking can be found on THES QS World University Rankings: FAQ .
  • College Rankings: International (Non-U.S.), Education and Social Science Library, U of I 18 September 2009 9:32 UTC www.library.illinois.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ You might be interested in looking at the 'much awaited' Academic Ranking of World Universities - 2005 (the third in the series), published by the Institute of Higher Education, Shanghai Jiao Tong University.
  • nanopolitan: World university rankings 18 September 2009 9:32 UTC nanopolitan.blogspot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Video: Top Universities’ Dominance under Threat: 2009 Times Higher Education– QS World University Ra www.businesswire.com THE - QS World University Rankings.
  • THE-QS World University Rankings | Facebook 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.facebook.com [Source type: Academic]

It aimed at taking into account openness and diversity, as well as distinction in research'.[10]

SCImago institutions rankings: 2009 world report

.SCImago Research Group's SCImago institutions rankings: 2009 world report ranks all institutions which had more than 100 outputs indexed in the multinational publishing giant Elsevier's Scopus database in 2007. The ranking comprises 1,527 higher education institutions, 335 health organisations, 216 government organisations, 29 private bodies and 17 other organisations.^ Read more about the 2009 ranking .
  • Rankings and Recognitions, Ball State University 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC bsu.edu [Source type: General]

^ WORLD UNIVERSITY RANKING 2007-2008 .
  • World Science & Engineering University Portal: List of World University Ranking 2008 18 September 2009 9:32 UTC www.universityportal.net [Source type: Academic]

^ Ranked 4th in the world (2009 Times Higher Education - QS World University Rankings).
  • Study Adelaide - StudyAdelaide, Australia. Work and study in Adelaide, Australia' Learning City - World university rankings 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.studyadelaide.com [Source type: Academic]

.SCImago derives five measures from the Scopus database: total outputs, cites per document (which are heavily influenced by field of research as well as research quality), international collaboration, normalised Scimago journal rank and normalised citations per output [2] but the total output is the only criteria used for ranking.^ A program's research ranking is measured by the amount of publications in forty international and practitioner journals.
  • College Rankings: International (Non-U.S.), Education and Social Science Library, U of I 18 September 2009 9:32 UTC www.library.illinois.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ The following criteria were used to rank the schools: .
  • Top Online Colleges – 2009 Rankings and Ratings of Online Universities 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.guidetoonlineschools.com [Source type: Academic]

^ Research: Derived from 1) citations in academic journals as tracked by the Journal Citation Index, 2) articles in peer-reviewed journals, 3) papers presented in international conferences, 4) published books, 5) research funding, and 6) graduate students.
  • Google Answers: University Rankings 18 September 2009 9:32 UTC answers.google.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

THE - QS World University Rankings

.Times Higher Education, a British publication that reports specifically on issues related to higher education, in association with Quacquarelli Symonds, annually published the THE - QS World University Rankings, a list of 500 ranked universities from around the world, between 2004 and 2009.[11] In comparison with other rankings, many more non-American universities (especially British) populate the upper tier of the THE ranking.^ Methodology: The methodology for this ranking can be found on THES QS World University Rankings: FAQ .
  • College Rankings: International (Non-U.S.), Education and Social Science Library, U of I 18 September 2009 9:32 UTC www.library.illinois.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ The Center also publishes an annual ranking of the Top American Research Universities .
  • Meriam Library -- College and University Rankings 18 September 2009 9:32 UTC www.csuchico.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ Diverse Issues in Higher Education, June 2009 SDSU ranks No.
  • San Diego State University - Significant Rankings and Distinctions | SDSU 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC newscenter.sdsu.edu [Source type: News]

[12] .The THE - QS ranking faces criticism due to the more subjective nature of its assessment criteria, which are largely based on a 'peer review' system of over 9000 scholars and academics in various fields.^ The rankings also are based on “peer review,” or what hundreds of scholars think of specific institutions, a yardstick that has drawn criticism from some quarters, include Inside Higher Ed, a respected news organization.
  • UCI plunges in world university rankings - College Life OC : The Orange County Register 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC collegelife.freedomblogging.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • college rankings - College Life OC : The Orange County Register 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC collegelife.freedomblogging.com [Source type: News]

^ Perhaps the most controversial factor is peer assessment, based on a survey that dozens of college presidents have publicly declined to complete.
  • Princeton, Penn score in U.S. News college rankings | Philadelphia Inquirer | 08/22/2009 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.philly.com [Source type: News]

^ While some experts claim that national rankings systems are helpful, other scholars firmly assert that national rankings are subjective and misleading.
  • School Rankings: America's Best Colleges 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.campuscorner.com [Source type: News]

[13] .The best-known college and university rankings in the United States—compiled by US News & World Report—bases its "World's Best Universities" rankings on data from the Times Higher Education-QS World University Rankings.^ College of Business ranked among the nation’s best undergraduate business programs in the U.S. News & World Report 2007 .
  • AU Academic Rankings and Accomplishments 18 September 2009 9:32 UTC www.ocm.auburn.edu [Source type: News]

^ "U.S. News and World Report" ranks Drexel among the nation's best colleges and universities.

^ The ubiquitous U.S. News and World Report college rankings are probably the most often cited.
  • Ranking the Rankings | College of Education and Public Policy 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.cepp.udel.edu [Source type: General]

[14]
.On 30 October 2009, Times Higher Education broke with QS and signed an agreement with Thomson Reuters to provide the data for its annual World University Rankings, which are now called Times Higher Education World University Rankings.^ These new rankings, based on the Times Higher Education-QS World University Rankings, are a befuddling play off of their annual America's Best Colleges rankings.
  • Admissions.com :: Rankings 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.admissions.com [Source type: News]

^ Methodology: The methodology for this ranking can be found on THES QS World University Rankings: FAQ .
  • College Rankings: International (Non-U.S.), Education and Social Science Library, U of I 18 September 2009 9:32 UTC www.library.illinois.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ Video: Top Universities’ Dominance under Threat: 2009 Times Higher Education– QS World University Ra www.businesswire.com THE - QS World University Rankings.
  • THE-QS World University Rankings | Facebook 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.facebook.com [Source type: Academic]

.The magazine will develop a new rankings methodology in the coming months, in consultation with its readers, its editorial board and the firm.^ There are a number of very key questions that need to be studied and answered in consultation with experts in this field before U.S. News would consider such an addition to our law school ranking methodology.
  • Morse Code: Inside the College Rankings - Education (usnews.com) 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC images.usnews.com [Source type: General]

^ AOL Search Search Site Map U.S. News & World Report has released its 2007 college rankings to come up with a list of America's Best Colleges.
  • America's Best Colleges: College Rankings 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC teens.aol.com [Source type: General]

^ In fact, only one of the U.S. News top ten—Stanford—makes our top ten, while some of our highest-ranked schools are buried by U.S. News in the magazine’s lowest tiers.
  • Introduction: A Different Kind of College Ranking | The Women's College Coalition 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.womenscolleges.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Thomson Reuters will collect and analyse the data used to produce the rankings on behalf of Times Higher Education.^ These new rankings, based on the Times Higher Education-QS World University Rankings, are a befuddling play off of their annual America's Best Colleges rankings.
  • Admissions.com :: Rankings 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.admissions.com [Source type: News]

^ With huge and growing endowments high-ranking colleges and universities are facing enormous political pressure to use the earnings of these funds to increase financial aid and make higher education more affordable.
  • High-Ranking Colleges and Universities Strengthen Financial Aid 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.jbhe.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ We construct examples of national and regional rankings, using hand-collected data on 3,240 high-achieving students.
  • SSRN-A Revealed Preference Ranking of U.S. Colleges and Universities by Christopher Avery, Mark Glickman, Caroline Hoxby, Andrew Metrick 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC papers.ssrn.com [Source type: Academic]
  • SSRN-A Revealed Preference Ranking of U.S. Colleges and Universities by Christopher Avery, Mark Glickman, Caroline Hoxby, Andrew Metrick 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC papers.ssrn.com [Source type: Academic]

.The results will be published annually from autumn 2010. QS, which has collected and analysed the rankings data for the past six years, will no longer have any involvement with Times Higher Education’s World University Rankings.^ These new rankings, based on the Times Higher Education-QS World University Rankings, are a befuddling play off of their annual America's Best Colleges rankings.
  • Admissions.com :: Rankings 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.admissions.com [Source type: News]

^ Methodology: The methodology for this ranking can be found on THES QS World University Rankings: FAQ .
  • College Rankings: International (Non-U.S.), Education and Social Science Library, U of I 18 September 2009 9:32 UTC www.library.illinois.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ The Times Higher Education-QS World University Rankings came out this morning.

[15][16]
.In two subsequent research papers [17][18] published by Academic Leadership (2009), then in an article [19] published by Times Higher Education, Paul Z. Jambor of Korea University established the connection between any unfavorable image/reputation universities may develop (and/or their association, by country, to those universities linked to the wrongdoing) to a halt in their climb or even to a drop in their Times Higher Education - QS World University Rankings.^ Methodology: The methodology for this ranking can be found on THES QS World University Rankings: FAQ .
  • College Rankings: International (Non-U.S.), Education and Social Science Library, U of I 18 September 2009 9:32 UTC www.library.illinois.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ The rankings are based on U.S. News and World Report academic reputation survey.
  • College Rankings: Graduate and Research Programs, Education and Social Science Library, U of I 18 September 2009 9:32 UTC www.library.illinois.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ Few people in higher education (HE) are unaware of university rankings.
  • The problem with university rankings - SciDev.Net 18 September 2009 9:32 UTC www.scidev.net [Source type: Academic]

.This is because 40% and 10% of THE - QS World Methodology is based on Academic Peer Review and Employer Review respectively.^ The Academic Peer Review currently forms 40% of the...
  • QS Top Universities: Using international rankings to help choose a Masters or PhD 18 September 2009 9:32 UTC www.topuniversities.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ These new rankings, based on the Times Higher Education-QS World University Rankings, are a befuddling play off of their annual America's Best Colleges rankings.
  • Admissions.com :: Rankings 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.admissions.com [Source type: News]

^ The rankings also are based on “peer review,” or what hundreds of scholars think of specific institutions, a yardstick that has drawn criticism from some quarters, include Inside Higher Ed, a respected news organization.
  • UCI plunges in world university rankings - College Life OC : The Orange County Register 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC collegelife.freedomblogging.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • college rankings - College Life OC : The Orange County Register 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC collegelife.freedomblogging.com [Source type: News]

.In essence, any unfavorable image developed by a group of universities, associated by country, tends to harm their collective rankings.^ The University of Navarra IESE Business School in Spain was ranked number one, the International Institute for Management Development in Switzerland was ranked second, and the University of California at Berkeley was ranked third.
  • More Rankings Are Out, and BU Grades Well | BU Today 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC web.bu.edu [Source type: News]

^ Countries at all levels of the economic development scale are actively trying to build world-class universities to serve as economic and academic catalysts.
  • About the World's Best Colleges Rankings - US News and World Report 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.usnews.com [Source type: News]

^ We have surveyed the universities in quite a few European countries here at the Google College Rankings, so today on the 1st of May it might be interesting to look at them in summary view.

.For this reason, universities worldwide should seriously consider adhering to internationally accepted standards so that they don not run the risk of sliding in the ranks on the international front.^ The University of Navarra IESE Business School in Spain was ranked number one, the International Institute for Management Development in Switzerland was ranked second, and the University of California at Berkeley was ranked third.
  • More Rankings Are Out, and BU Grades Well | BU Today 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC web.bu.edu [Source type: News]

^ But Professor Davis said the rankings made one thing clear, that the public and private resources available to American and British institutions and some Asian universities ensured they would consistently top the international rankings.
  • Melbourne Uni ranks in top 20 - National - theage.com.au 18 September 2009 9:32 UTC www.theage.com.au [Source type: News]

^ According to an international survey, 57 per cent of respondents said their institute's ranking was influencing whether researchers in other HE institutions partnered with them, and 34 per cent said they felt rankings were influencing whether academic or professional organisations would accept their membership.
  • The problem with university rankings - SciDev.Net 18 September 2009 9:32 UTC www.scidev.net [Source type: Academic]

.However, the Times Higher Education-QS World University Rankings have been criticised by many more[20] for placing too much emphasis on peer review, which receives 40 per cent of the overall score.^ Methodology: The methodology for this ranking can be found on THES QS World University Rankings: FAQ .
  • College Rankings: International (Non-U.S.), Education and Social Science Library, U of I 18 September 2009 9:32 UTC www.library.illinois.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ University Ranking of Environmental Engineering 20...
  • World Science & Engineering University Portal: World University Ranking of Engineering Schools 2009 18 September 2009 9:32 UTC www.universityportal.net [Source type: Academic]

^ World University Rankings (ranked in 2009) .
  • Rankings — Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.seas.harvard.edu [Source type: Academic]

.Some people have expressed concern about the manner in which the peer review has been carried out.^ Therefore, peer reviews carry greater weight, since the students know when their learning experience is rigorous, and when it is not.
  • Tutor.com | Which College is Really Ranked the Highest? 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.tutor.com [Source type: General]

^ Would people think differently about Harvard or Princeton if their tuitions were half of what they are or half of those of their peers?
  • U.S. News College Rankings: Yes, They Matter - Economix Blog - NYTimes.com 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC economix.blogs.nytimes.com [Source type: General]
  • U.S. News College Rankings: Yes, They Matter - Economix Blog - NYTimes.com 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC economix.blogs.nytimes.com [Source type: General]

^ Many people are deeply concerned about the negative influence of markets and consumerism on higher education and see rankings as the culprit.
  • Education Sector: Analysis and Perspectives: In Defense of College Rankings 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.educationsector.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[21] In a report[22], Peter Wills from the University of Auckland, New Zealand wrote of the Times Higher Education-QS World University Rankings:
“But we note also that this survey establishes its rankings by appealing to university staff, even offering financial enticements to participate (see Appendix II). .Staff are likely to feel it is in their greatest interest to rank their own institution more highly than others.^ The rankings weigh more than a dozen criteria, including graduation and retention rates, faculty resources, selectivity, financial resources, and alumni giving.
  • Princeton, Penn score in U.S. News college rankings | Philadelphia Inquirer | 08/22/2009 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.philly.com [Source type: News]

^ "Princeton tops the annual list of the national universities, while the California Institute of Technology was named the best national value among more than 1,900 schools ranked and reviewed."
  • Awesome Library - Counselor - Colleges and Universities - Selecting Colleges 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.awesomelibrary.org [Source type: News]

^ Move Over, Bernanke For economics students, managing the nation’s interest rates is more than theory.
  • McDaniel College 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.mcdaniel.edu [Source type: General]

.This means the results of the survey and any apparent change in ranking are highly questionable, and that a high ranking has no real intrinsic value in any case.^ The 1995 National Research Council report ``Research-Doctorate Programs in the United States: Continuity and Change'' summarizes the results of a survey performed in 1993.

^ Change the criteria, and the results can be dramatically different - as is the case with the recent America's Best Colleges guide by Forbes.com.
  • Princeton, Penn score in U.S. News college rankings | Philadelphia Inquirer | 08/22/2009 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.philly.com [Source type: News]

^ The last school on our ranking is by no means the worst school in the nation."
  • Goshen College is ranked in the top 4.5 percent of U.S. colleges and universities 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.goshen.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

We are vehemently opposed to the evaluation of the University according to the outcome of such PR competitions.”
.Some errors have also been reported in the faculty-student ratio used in the ranking.^ The student/faculty ratio is kept low at 8:1.
  • Top 50 Colleges Ranked For 2009 - The best colleges & universities in the United States 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.collegecrunch.org [Source type: Academic]

^ The student to faculty ratio is only 7 to 1.
  • Top 50 Colleges Ranked For 2009 - The best colleges & universities in the United States 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.collegecrunch.org [Source type: Academic]

^ Student faculty ratio .
  • Historically Black Colleges and Universities Ranking - Best Colleges - Education - US News and World Report 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.At the 16th Annual New Zealand International Education Conference held at Christchurch, New Zealand in August 2007, Simon Marginson presented a paper[23] that outlines the fundamental flaws underlying the Times Higher Education-QS World University Rankings.^ These new rankings, based on the Times Higher Education-QS World University Rankings, are a befuddling play off of their annual America's Best Colleges rankings.
  • Admissions.com :: Rankings 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.admissions.com [Source type: News]

^ Methodology: The methodology for this ranking can be found on THES QS World University Rankings: FAQ .
  • College Rankings: International (Non-U.S.), Education and Social Science Library, U of I 18 September 2009 9:32 UTC www.library.illinois.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ World University Rankings (ranked in 2009) .
  • Rankings — Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.seas.harvard.edu [Source type: Academic]

A similar article[24] (also published by the same author) appeared in The Australian newspaper in December 2006. Some of the points mentioned include:
“Half of the .THES index is comprised by existing reputation: 40 per cent by a reputational survey of academics (‘peer review’), and another 10 per cent determined by a survey of 'global employers'. The THES index is too easily open to manipulation as it is not specified who is surveyed or what questions are asked.^ Academic Reputation: Each university was asked to rate its peers on a scale of 1 to 5.
  • Google Answers: University Rankings 18 September 2009 9:32 UTC answers.google.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Colleges who select to be part of this survey choose whether or not to make their results public — http://nsse.iub.edu/index.cfm .
  • College guides and rankings 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC services.vsac.org [Source type: News]

^ According to an international survey, 57 per cent of respondents said their institute's ranking was influencing whether researchers in other HE institutions partnered with them, and 34 per cent said they felt rankings were influencing whether academic or professional organisations would accept their membership.
  • The problem with university rankings - SciDev.Net 18 September 2009 9:32 UTC www.scidev.net [Source type: Academic]

.By changing the recipients of the surveys, or the way the survey results are factored in, the results can be shifted markedly.^ The 1995 National Research Council report ``Research-Doctorate Programs in the United States: Continuity and Change'' summarizes the results of a survey performed in 1993.

^ Given the varying graduation dates of entries and given changing enrollments, this is not a precisely accurate way of adjusting for enrollment variation, but one that has the virtue of simplicity and one that should yield results that are relatively accurate.
  • Methodology - Forbes.com 18 September 2009 9:32 UTC www.forbes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Student Information System Implementations: A Context for Campus Change Results of an AACRAO Membership Survey — Sharon F. Cramer .
  • AACRAO: Publications: AACRAO Publications: College & University 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.aacrao.org [Source type: Academic]

.
  1. The pool of responses is heavily weighted in favour of academic 'peers' from nations where The Times (sic) is well-known, such as the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia and so on.
  2. It’s good when people say nice things about you, but if it is better when those things are true.^ Bobst Ref1 LB2310.Y4 (latest edition only) Includes countries within the British Commonwealth in Asia and Africa as well as Great Britain, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
    • New York University | Bobst Library: Colleges and Scholarships 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC library.nyu.edu [Source type: Academic]

    ^ I would say that it's a good thing to consider a few popular ranking lists, as long as you don't take them too seriously. Carefully review their methods for ranking and decide for yourself whether or not these methods are at all credible.
    • College Rankings (U.S. News & World Report) | Scholarship Discussions and Financial Aid Advice Forums - Fastweb.com - FastWeb 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.fastweb.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ By gathering the opinions of those in a position to judge a school's undergraduate academic quality, the peer survey allows top academics—presidents, provosts, and deans of admissions—to account for intangibles such as faculty dedication to teaching.
    • Morse Code: Inside the College Rankings - Education (usnews.com) 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www-origin.usnews.com [Source type: News]

    .It is hard to resist the temptation to use the THES rankings in institutional marketing, but it would be a serious strategic error to assume that they are soundly based.
  3. Results have been highly volatile.^ They are then ranked numerically, with the results below.
    • College Rankings - Home 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.ordoludus.com [Source type: Academic]

    ^ But Professor Davis said the rankings made one thing clear, that the public and private resources available to American and British institutions and some Asian universities ensured they would consistently top the international rankings.
    • Melbourne Uni ranks in top 20 - National - theage.com.au 18 September 2009 9:32 UTC www.theage.com.au [Source type: News]

    ^ According to an international survey, 57 per cent of respondents said their institute's ranking was influencing whether researchers in other HE institutions partnered with them, and 34 per cent said they felt rankings were influencing whether academic or professional organisations would accept their membership.
    • The problem with university rankings - SciDev.Net 18 September 2009 9:32 UTC www.scidev.net [Source type: Academic]

    .There have been many sharp rises and falls, especially in the second half of the THES top 200 where small differences in metrics can generate large rankings effects.^ How many universities are ranked from there?
    • US News & World Report 2008 College Rankings | Educated Nation | Higher Education Blog 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.educatednation.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ TOP 200 rankings for the whole world .
    • Banking concerns and Chinese university rankings 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC mpettis.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ There are many different forms of programs.
    • Google Answers: University Rankings 18 September 2009 9:32 UTC answers.google.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    Fudan in China has oscillated between 72 and 195, RMIT in Australia between 55 and 146. In the US, Emory has risen from 173 to 56 and Purdue fell from 59 to 127.”

Webometrics

.The Webometrics Ranking of World Universities is produced by the Cybermetrics Lab (CCHS), a unit of the National Research Council (CSIC), the main public research body in Spain.^ The library is the largest public university library in the world.
  • LLM GUIDE - University of Illinois (UIUC) College of Law 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC llm-guide.com [Source type: Academic]

^ UCI plummets in World University Rankings .

^ The school is a public university, but is known for its research.
  • Top 50 Colleges Ranked For 2009 - The best colleges & universities in the United States 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.collegecrunch.org [Source type: Academic]

.It offers information about more than 6,000 universities according to their web-presence (a computerised assessment of the scholarly contents and visibility and impact of the whole university webdomain).^ Request more information about DeVry University.
  • Associate, Bachelor's, Master's & Online Degrees | DeVry University 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.devry.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ Request information about DeVry University.
  • Associate, Bachelor's, Master's & Online Degrees | DeVry University 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.devry.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ Learn more about Information Security .
  • Associate, Bachelor's, Master's & Online Degrees | DeVry University 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.devry.edu [Source type: Academic]

.The Webometrics Ranking is built from a database of over 16,000 universities.^ These rankings, published since 2004, look at 16,000 higher education institutions worldwide and measure the impact of a university's Web presence globally compared to other universities.
  • Morse Code: Inside the College Rankings - Education (usnews.com) 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC images.usnews.com [Source type: General]

^ InternetLab world university rankings here: http://www.webometrics.info/copyright.html .
  • Mentalacrobatics · University rankings 18 September 2009 9:32 UTC www.mentalacrobatics.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ February 2009 Webometrics Ranking of World Universities list, which aims to measure "the performance and impact of universities through their Web presence ."
  • Rankings & Kudos : About UT : The University of Texas at Austin 18 September 2009 9:32 UTC www.utexas.edu [Source type: Academic]

.The Top 6,000 universities are shown in the main rank, but even more are covered in the regional lists.^ Online University Ranking : Top 10 .
  • The 25 Best Colleges for Nerds : Online University Lowdown: Rankings, Reviews, of the Best Online Universities 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.onlineuniversitylowdown.com [Source type: Academic]

^ Top-ranking French Universities .

^ For even more college rankings and lists, visit these sites.
  • LearningXL | 100 Free College Rankings (Traditional, Unorthodox and Just Plain Crazy) 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.unixl.com [Source type: General]

.Institutions from developing countries benefit from this policy as they obtain knowledge of their current position even if they are not World-Class Universities.^ However, this is even more true when it comes to online universities, because of the very fact that they are online, and it is, therefore, difficult to measure their quality based on solid factors.

^ The world rankings focus on an institution’s research influence and consider its external reputation by employers, while also taking into account the proportion of the universities’ international faculty and international students.
  • Tutor.com | Which College is Really Ranked the Highest? 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.tutor.com [Source type: General]

^ The winners in each weight class will earn a spot on the FILA Junior and University World Teams.
  • Top Junior and University wrestlers set to compete at World Team Trials in Colorado Springs, Colo., May 23-24 : NCAA Wrestling, College Wrestling | Rankings Tournament Videos News Results 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC blog.lib.umn.edu [Source type: News]

.The ranking started in 2004 and is based on a combined indicator that takes into account both the volume of the Web contents and the visibility and impact of this web publications according to the number of external inlinks they received.^ The ranking is based on a combined indicator that takes into consideration the volume of the published material on the web, and the visibility and impact of these webpages measured by the sitations (site citations) or links they received (inlinks).
  • College Rankings: International (Non-U.S.), Education and Social Science Library, U of I 18 September 2009 9:32 UTC www.library.illinois.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ The world rankings focus on an institution’s research influence and consider its external reputation by employers, while also taking into account the proportion of the universities’ international faculty and international students.
  • Tutor.com | Which College is Really Ranked the Highest? 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.tutor.com [Source type: General]

^ These 1995 rankings included both reputational ratings based on the opinions of faculty and objective data that focused on student–faculty ratios, number of programs, and faculty publications and awards.
  • College Rankings - History of Rankings, The Pros and Cons of Rankings 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC education.stateuniversity.com [Source type: Academic]

.The ranking is updated every January and July, providing Web indicators for universities worldwide.^ The aim of this website is to provide an approximate ranking of world-wide Universities and Colleges based on the popularity of their website only.
  • Top Colleges and Universities in Michigan - by university web ranking 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.4icu.org [Source type: Academic]

^ Many national and international websites and newspapers provide annual rankings of Universities and Colleges based on several criteria.
  • Top Colleges and Universities in Michigan - by university web ranking 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.4icu.org [Source type: Academic]

^ These rankings, published since 2004, look at 16,000 higher education institutions worldwide and measure the impact of a university's Web presence globally compared to other universities.
  • Morse Code: Inside the College Rankings - Education (usnews.com) 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC images.usnews.com [Source type: General]

.This approach takes into account the wide range of scientific activities represented in the academic websites, frequently overlooked by the bibliometric indicators.^ Personal tempo is the speed at which individuals consistently complete a wide range of tasks ranging from taking a multiple choice tests to placing an order at a restaurant.
  • RU College of Graduate and Professional Studies 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC gradcollege.asp.radford.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ This is relevant to a ranking discussion because in most markets, consumers can choose their product by using price information, and rankings can take into account return on investment.
  • The Becker-Posner Blog: The Economics of College and University Rankings--Posner 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.becker-posner-blog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ All are highly distinguished and collectively represent a wide variety of academic areas.
  • Methodology - Forbes.com 18 September 2009 9:32 UTC www.forbes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Webometric indicators are provided to show the commitment of the institutions to Web publication.^ According to the site, "Webometric indicators are provided to show the commitment of the institutions to Web publication and to the worldwide Open Access to knowledge.
  • College Rankings: International (Non-U.S.), Education and Social Science Library, U of I 18 September 2009 9:32 UTC www.library.illinois.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ And that's what rankings provide, by empowering consumers and exposing the consequences of institutional decision-making to public scrutiny.
  • Education Sector: Analysis and Perspectives: In Defense of College Rankings 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.educationsector.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Provide the institution's mission statement or a web address (URL) where the mission statement can be found.
  • College Rankings and Dueling Mission Statements - Commentary - The Chronicle of Higher Education 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC chronicle.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Thus, Universities of high academic quality may be ranked lower than expected due to a restrained web publication policy.^ The quality programs offered by the University have high academic standards.

^ This site ranks academic web sites rather than the institutions.
  • College Rankings: International (Non-U.S.), Education and Social Science Library, U of I 18 September 2009 9:32 UTC www.library.illinois.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ Table 1 shows that, among public universities, UC ranks very high.
  • UC in US News and World Report College Ranking 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.ucop.edu [Source type: Academic]

.The results show a high correlation with others Rankings but also a larger than expected presence of US & Canada universities in the Top 200, delayed positions of small and medium size biomedical institutions as well as many French, Italian and Japanese universities not in top ranks.^ Online University Ranking : Top 10 .
  • The 25 Best Colleges for Nerds : Online University Lowdown: Rankings, Reviews, of the Best Online Universities 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.onlineuniversitylowdown.com [Source type: Academic]

^ Table 1 shows that, among public universities, UC ranks very high.
  • UC in US News and World Report College Ranking 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.ucop.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ Top-ranking French Universities .

[citation needed]

Wuhan University

.Another ranking is by the Research Center for Chinese Science Evaluation at Wuhan University.^ The Higher Education Evaluation and Accreditation Council of Taiwan (HEEACT) ranks scientific paper performances of the top 500 Universities in the world.
  • College Rankings: International (Non-U.S.), Education and Social Science Library, U of I 18 September 2009 9:32 UTC www.library.illinois.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ Texas Tech University Health Science Center * .
  • nsf.gov - SRS Academic Institutional Profiles (2006 Institution rankings) - US National Science Foundation (NSF) 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.nsf.gov [Source type: Academic]

^ Responses to “Banking concerns and Chinese university rankings” .
  • Banking concerns and Chinese university rankings 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC mpettis.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The ranking is based on Essential Science Indicators (ESI), which provides data of journal article publication counts and citation frequencies in over 11,000 journals around the world in 22 research fields.^ The report was based on data from the latest US News and World Report rankings.

^ Forestry research (School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences) national ranking based on citations/ publications as reported in the Journal of Forestry, 2006 .
  • AU Academic Rankings and Accomplishments 18 September 2009 9:32 UTC www.ocm.auburn.edu [Source type: News]

^ Research: Derived from 1) citations in academic journals as tracked by the Journal Citation Index, 2) articles in peer-reviewed journals, 3) papers presented in international conferences, 4) published books, 5) research funding, and 6) graduate students.
  • Google Answers: University Rankings 18 September 2009 9:32 UTC answers.google.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

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Regional and national rankings

.Regional and national rankings are carried out in Asia, Europe and North America.^ These rankings are split into four regions: North, South, Midwest, and West.
  • Master's Universities (West) Rankings - Best Colleges - Education - US News and World Report 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC rankings.usnews.com [Source type: News]

^ To take care of regional universities and colleges, we selected the top 20 master's level universities ranked from each region, North, South, Midwest , and West, a total of 84 schools.
  • Methodology - Forbes.com 18 September 2009 9:32 UTC www.forbes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ CHAMPLAIN COLLEGE - ' U.S. News' "America's Best Colleges 2005" ranked Champlain College in the top tier of the best comprehensive colleges in the North.

Asia

China

.The Chinese Academy of Management Science produces the Chinese university rankings.^ Banking concerns and Chinese university rankings .
  • Banking concerns and Chinese university rankings 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC mpettis.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The University's online masters degree programs include an MBA, M.S. in computer information technology, master of science in software and information systems, M.S. in management, master of nonprofit management, and master of education.

^ Original post: Banking concerns and Chinese university rankings [...
  • Banking concerns and Chinese university rankings 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC mpettis.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Iran

Sharif Magazine states the most significant universities of country and all worldwide

Pakistan

.Higher Education Commission in Pakistan releases annual ranking of universities in Pakistan, based on strict standards.^ Get information on De Paul University's ranking in the world of higher education.
  • College and University Programs by Type of Degree | Business.com 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.business.com [Source type: General]

^ In 2007 Grist released an editorial ranking of top green colleges, and this year the Kentucky-based Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education launched a pilot program to rate 90 U.S. and Canadian colleges on environmental impact.
  • College Rankings | EarthFirst.com 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC earthfirst.com [Source type: General]

^ The 10 schools that lead MONEY's third annual ranking of best college buys represent a remarkable cross section of American higher education: technical institutes and liberal arts colleges, intimat...
  • Colleges and Universities: News & Videos about Colleges and Universities - CNN.com 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC topics.cnn.com [Source type: News]

India

.Magazines like India Today, Outlook, Mint, Dataquest and EFY conduct annual surveys with listed rankings in the major disciplines.^ Despite the magazine's good grades, Reed President Colin Diver dismissed the annual rankings as based on "ignorance, partial knowledge and a gossip-mill mentality."
  • U.S. News college rankings give kudos to Reed College | Oregon Education - OregonLive.com 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.oregonlive.com [Source type: General]

^ "Princeton tops the annual list of the national universities, while the California Institute of Technology was named the best national value among more than 1,900 schools ranked and reviewed."
  • Awesome Library - Counselor - Colleges and Universities - Selecting Colleges 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.awesomelibrary.org [Source type: News]

^ We have surveyed the universities in quite a few European countries here at the Google College Rankings, so today on the 1st of May it might be interesting to look at them in summary view.

.For more information, visit Engineering college rankings in India.^ Visit Opportunity.gov for more information.
  • Consider More Training & Education: The Riley Guide 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.rileyguide.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ SDSU’s College of Engineering ranked No.
  • San Diego State University - Significant Rankings and Distinctions | SDSU 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC newscenter.sdsu.edu [Source type: News]

^ For even more college rankings and lists, visit these sites.
  • LearningXL | 100 Free College Rankings (Traditional, Unorthodox and Just Plain Crazy) 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.unixl.com [Source type: General]

Philippines

.Academic rankings in the Philippines are conducted by the Professional Regulation Commission and the Commission on Higher Education, and this is based on the average passing rates in all courses of all Philippine colleges and universities in the board tests.^ Rankings of top online colleges: What are the top colleges and universities online?

^ The subject of ranking universities or colleges is subjective.
  • nanopolitan: World university rankings 18 September 2009 9:32 UTC nanopolitan.blogspot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Get information on De Paul University's ranking in the world of higher education.
  • College and University Programs by Type of Degree | Business.com 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.business.com [Source type: General]

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Europe

European Union

.The European Commission also weighed in on the issue, when it compiled a list of the 22 universities in the EU with the highest scientific impact [3], measuring universities in terms of the impact of their scientific output.^ The February/March 2009 issue of Hispanic Magazine lists The University of Texas at Austin among the 25 best institutions for Hispanic students to attend.
  • Rankings & Kudos : About UT : The University of Texas at Austin 18 September 2009 9:32 UTC www.utexas.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ For example, Harvard University [the top university in both lists] has an endowment of nearly $22.6 billion [12.7 billion].
  • Mentalacrobatics · University rankings 18 September 2009 9:32 UTC www.mentalacrobatics.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ With the highest retention rate in the rankings with a rate 99%, Yale ranks third on US News' list of Best National Universities with an overall score of 98.
  • CampusGrotto - US News College Rankings for 2009 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.campusgrotto.com [Source type: News]

.This ranking was compiled as part of the Third European Report on Science & Technology Indicators [4], prepared by the Directorate General for Science and Research of the European Commission in 2003 (updated 2004).^ U.S. News & World Report ranks 15 separate indicators of quality to create its composite ranking of colleges.
  • The Becker-Posner Blog: The Economics of College and University Rankings--Posner 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.becker-posner-blog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The drop was part of a general trend in which numerous American schools slipped in the rankings while Asian institutions rose.
  • UCI plunges in world university rankings - College Life OC : The Orange County Register 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC collegelife.freedomblogging.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • college rankings - College Life OC : The Orange County Register 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC collegelife.freedomblogging.com [Source type: News]

^ Only the third bullet, along with parts of the fourth and the fifth, are truly critiques of the specific rankings published by U.S. News.
  • Education Sector: Analysis and Perspectives: In Defense of College Rankings 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.educationsector.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Being an official document of the European Union (from the office of the EU commissioner for science and technology), which took several years of specialist effort to compile, it can be regarded as a highly reliable source (the full report, containing almost 500 pages of statistics is available for download free from the EU website).^ It includes several thousand scanned pages and represents HBCU libraries first collaborative effort to make a historic collection digitially available.

^ Masters degrees are available via online education in education, learning and technology, mathematics education, and science education.

^ A listing of various outside scholarships is available for review in the dean’s office, E-108, Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences Building and on the college’s Web site.
  • Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences | 2009-2010 Catalog of Studies | University of Arkansas 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC catalogofstudies.uark.edu [Source type: Academic]

.Unlike the other rankings, it only explicitly considers the top institutions in the EU, but ample comparison statistics with the rest of the world are provided in the full report.^ Whether you hate them or love them, college rankings put forward by groups like the U.S. News and World Report have changed how colleges operate.
  • College Rankings: Browse the Best 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.campuscorner.com [Source type: News]

^ Because of the weightings U.S. News and World Report uses to rank colleges and universities, private universities consistently fare better than public ones.
  • UC in US News and World Report College Ranking 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.ucop.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ Selected articles from more than 70 of the world's top magazines--including Newsweek, Discover, and The Economist --provide additional feature and current-events coverage.
  • :: College & University Research and Reference Page 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.fjg.com [Source type: Academic]

.The report say "University College London comes out on top in both publications (the number of scientific publications produced by the university) and citations (the number of times those scientific publications are cited by other researchers)" however the table lists the top scoring university as "Univ London" indicating that the authors counted the scientific output of the University of London, rather than its individual constituent colleges.^ The Top American Research Universities : View reports from 2000-2006.
  • LearningXL | 100 Free College Rankings (Traditional, Unorthodox and Just Plain Crazy) 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.unixl.com [Source type: General]

^ Lists accredited colleges and universities.

^ The school is a public university, but is known for its research.
  • Top 50 Colleges Ranked For 2009 - The best colleges & universities in the United States 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.collegecrunch.org [Source type: Academic]

.In this ranking, the top two universities in the EU are also Oxford and Cambridge, as in the Jiao Tong and Times ranking.^ Online University Ranking : Top 10 .
  • The 25 Best Colleges for Nerds : Online University Lowdown: Rankings, Reviews, of the Best Online Universities 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.onlineuniversitylowdown.com [Source type: Academic]

^ Rankings of top online colleges: What are the top colleges and universities online?

^ Top-ranking French Universities .

.This ranking, however, stresses more the scientific quality of the institution, as opposed to its size or perceived prestige.^ However, this is even more true when it comes to online universities, because of the very fact that they are online, and it is, therefore, difficult to measure their quality based on solid factors.

^ Furthermore, an institution at which distinguished and highly accomplished faculty members instruct students is more likely to provide a high quality education.
  • Methodology - Forbes.com 18 September 2009 9:32 UTC www.forbes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Judging the Law Schools : Here you’ll find rankings based on the institutional index, diversity index, value, quality and more.
  • LearningXL | 100 Free College Rankings (Traditional, Unorthodox and Just Plain Crazy) 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.unixl.com [Source type: General]

.June 2008" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed] Thus smaller, technical universities, such as Eindhoven (Netherlands) and Munich (Germany) are ranked third, behind Cambridge, and followed by University of Edinburgh in the UK. The report does not provide a direct comparison between EU and universities in the rest of the world - although it does compute complex scientific impact score, measured against a world average.^ UCI plummets in World University Rankings .

^ UCI plunges in world university rankings .

^ World university rankings .
  • Study Adelaide - StudyAdelaide, Australia. Work and study in Adelaide, Australia' Learning City - World university rankings 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.studyadelaide.com [Source type: Academic]

.In December 2008, the European Commission has published a call for tenders, inviting bidders to design and test a new multi-dimensional university ranking system with global outreach.^ University Ranking of Aerospace Engineering 2008 i...
  • World Science & Engineering University Portal: World University Ranking of Engineering Schools 2009 18 September 2009 9:32 UTC www.universityportal.net [Source type: Academic]

^ University System of New Hampshire system office * .
  • nsf.gov - SRS Academic Institutional Profiles (2006 Institution rankings) - US National Science Foundation (NSF) 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.nsf.gov [Source type: Academic]

^ University Ranking of Electrical Engineering 2008 ...
  • World Science & Engineering University Portal: World University Ranking of Engineering Schools 2009 18 September 2009 9:32 UTC www.universityportal.net [Source type: Academic]

The first results of the envisaged pilot project will be available in the first half of 2011 [5].

France

Le Nouvel Observateur[28] and other popular magazines occasionally offer rankings (in French) of universities, "Grandes écoles" and their preparatory schools, the "Prépas".

Germany

.CHE UniversityRanking
The English version of the German CHE University Ranking is provided by the DAAD.
^ What can we learn about today’s German universities by examining their Google-rankings?

^ Note: The online version of the university ranking table supercedes the one published on page six of the newspaper's University guide.

^ If we search google.de on the the English word university , this is the filtered ranking we get in return: .

.CHE ExcellenceRanking
In December 2007, a new ranking was published in Germany from the Centre for Higher Education Development.
^ From the Chronicle of Higher Education comes news that: .

^ In 2007 Grist released an editorial ranking of top green colleges, and this year the Kentucky-based Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education launched a pilot program to rate 90 U.S. and Canadian colleges on environmental impact.
  • College Rankings | EarthFirst.com 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC earthfirst.com [Source type: General]

^ Posted in career schools , college , college admissions , college applications , college counseling , college ranking , colleges , distance education , education , getting into college , higher education , online colleges , online education , universities .

.The CHE "Ranking of Excellent European Graduate Programmes" (CHE ExcellenceRanking for short) included the disciplines of biology, chemistry, mathematics and physics.^ I'm interested in international rankings for various disciplines at the graduate level.
  • Google Answers: University Rankings 18 September 2009 9:32 UTC answers.google.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Biology * SDSU is ranked among the nation's top biological sciences program, according to U.S. News and World Report's "America's Best Graduate Schools 2008."
  • San Diego State University - Significant Rankings and Distinctions | SDSU 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC newscenter.sdsu.edu [Source type: News]

.The ranking is designed to support the search for master’s or doctoral programmes at higher education institutions (HEIs).^ The 10 schools that lead MONEY's third annual ranking of best college buys represent a remarkable cross section of American higher education: technical institutes and liberal arts colleges, intimat...
  • Colleges and Universities: News & Videos about Colleges and Universities - CNN.com 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC topics.cnn.com [Source type: News]

^ Read the article » Commonly Searched Terms Online universities, online colleges and universities, online education, online college rankings COPYRIGHT © 2010 Western Governors University.
  • Online University Ranking | Online Education | WGU 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.wgu.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI - "U.S. News and World Report" ranks the University of Cincinnati a "top 100 public university", while "Money" magazine rates it a "top 100 elite value in higher education".

.Alongside this, the CHE wants to highlight the research strengths of European HEIs and provide those HEIs listed in the ranking with ideas for the further improvement of their already excellent programmes.^ OEDB’s Online College Rankings : The Online Education Database’s list of online schools is helpful for distance learners and those going back to school.
  • LearningXL | 100 Free College Rankings (Traditional, Unorthodox and Just Plain Crazy) 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.unixl.com [Source type: General]

^ A resource providing theoretical knowledge for subjects listed in many worldwide universities, so that students may use it for research, assignments or just for extra information on a topic.
  • :: College & University Research and Reference Page 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.fjg.com [Source type: Academic]

^ I saw your list of 6, but didn't see that on the site, nor did I see any really convincing info on the credibility of those ranking the institutions.
  • Google Answers: University Rankings 18 September 2009 9:32 UTC answers.google.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.CHE ResearchRanking
Every year, the CHE also publishes a ResearchRanking showing the research strengths of German universities.
^ These universities have also stressed the importance of their professors publishing in international journals, which has no doubt increased the visibility of their research.” .
  • UCI plunges in world university rankings - College Life OC : The Orange County Register 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC collegelife.freedomblogging.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Every year at this time the National Association of College Admissions Counselors (NACAC) invites colleges and universities still admitting students for fall to make that fact known.

^ Every year students from colleges and universities across the country compete with one another for these highly prestigious student awards.
  • Methodology - Forbes.com 18 September 2009 9:32 UTC www.forbes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

The CHE ResearchRanking is based on the research-related data of the CHE UniversityRanking.

Ireland

The Sunday Times compiles a league of Irish universities based on a mix of criteria, for example:
  • Average points needed in the Leaving Certificate (end-of-secondary-school examination) for entry into an undergraduate course
  • Completion rates, staff-student ratio and research efficiency
  • Quality of accommodation and sports facilities
  • Non-standard entry (usually mature students or students from deprived neighbourhoods)
  • Athletics

Italy

.Every year La Repubblica, in collaboration with CENSIS compiles a league of Italian universities.^ Every year at this time the National Association of College Admissions Counselors (NACAC) invites colleges and universities still admitting students for fall to make that fact known.

^ Every year students from colleges and universities across the country compete with one another for these highly prestigious student awards.
  • Methodology - Forbes.com 18 September 2009 9:32 UTC www.forbes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Romania

.A ranking of Romanian universities was published in 2006 and 2007 by the Ad Astra association of Romanian scientists[29].^ There are several online university and college rankings available on the Internet and published often by newspapers and magazines.

^ Only those papers that are published by authors from the business school of the university are counted in the rankings.
  • Search by University - UTD Top 100 Research Rankings™ - SoM @ UT Dallas 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC mgmt.utdallas.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ The 2007 Faculty Scholarly Productivity Index rates faculty members’ scholarly output and compiles overall institutional rankings on 375 universities that offer the Ph.D. degree.
  • Rankings & Kudos : About UT : The University of Texas at Austin 18 September 2009 9:32 UTC www.utexas.edu [Source type: Academic]

Switzerland

.The swissUp Ranking provides a ranking for Swiss university and polytechnic students.^ Lehigh University seeks to provide their students with an integrated education; educating across various disciplines of knowledge.
  • Top 50 Colleges Ranked For 2009 - The best colleges & universities in the United States 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.collegecrunch.org [Source type: Academic]

^ Top Liberal Arts Colleges by Salary Potential : Bucknell University, Colgate University and Amherst College prepare students for high paying salaries, according to this ranking.
  • LearningXL | 100 Free College Rankings (Traditional, Unorthodox and Just Plain Crazy) 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.unixl.com [Source type: General]

^ If you’d like to know what students have to say about their university, check out these rankings.
  • LearningXL | 100 Free College Rankings (Traditional, Unorthodox and Just Plain Crazy) 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.unixl.com [Source type: General]

.The rankings are based on comparisons with German and Austrian universities.^ It is mainly a city ranking, which is made based on the idea that the bigger a city is, the better the resources of an online university located in that city will be.

^ The Washington Monthly, a District-based political magazine, ranks the university 17th among national universities on community and national service .
  • Rankings & Kudos : About UT : The University of Texas at Austin 18 September 2009 9:32 UTC www.utexas.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ College and University Rankings An annotated collection of links to websites offering college comparisons and rankings.
  • Colleges and Universities - A Middletown Thrall Library Internet Resource Guide (College Connexion) 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.thrall.org [Source type: Academic]

UK

.The Research Assessment Exercises (RAE) are attempts by the UK government to evaluate the quality of research undertaken by British Universities.^ The report includes rankings of the top universities based on the quality of their biotech research, the number and quality of their patents and their ability to transfer the technology into commercial uses.
  • Rankings & Kudos : About UT : The University of Texas at Austin 18 September 2009 9:32 UTC www.utexas.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ Theodore Coladarci and Irv Kornfield, "RateMyProfessors.com Versus Formal In-class Evaluations of Teaching," Practical Assessment, Research & Evaluation, May 2007.
  • Methodology - Forbes.com 18 September 2009 9:32 UTC www.forbes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Each subject, called a unit of assessment is given a ranking by a peer review panel.^ Each of these items holds different weight: peer assessment, for instance, counts for 25% of a school's ranking.
  • School Rankings: America's Best Colleges 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.campuscorner.com [Source type: News]

^ The rankings were produced from a peer review in which more than 6,000 academics around the world took part, as did more than 2,000 employers of graduates.
  • Rankings & Kudos : About UT : The University of Texas at Austin 18 September 2009 9:32 UTC www.utexas.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE OF NEW YORK UNIVERSITY - The Princeton Review calls Polytechnic "top-notch" and ranked it among "the best northeastern colleges."

.The rankings are used in the allocation of funding each university receives from the government.^ What can we discover about the rankings of Malaysian universities by using Google?

^ Here at the Google College Rankings we use the Google search engine to gain insights into the relative standing of colleges and universities around the world.

^ The report includes rankings of the top universities based on the quality of their biotech research, the number and quality of their patents and their ability to transfer the technology into commercial uses.
  • Rankings & Kudos : About UT : The University of Texas at Austin 18 September 2009 9:32 UTC www.utexas.edu [Source type: Academic]

.The last assessment was made in 2001. The RAE provides quality ratings for research across all disciplines.^ U-M is educating the green leaders of the future, offering a wide range of sustainability courses across nearly all disciplines.
  • College Rankings | EarthFirst.com 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC earthfirst.com [Source type: General]

^ Admit rate is at an alltime low for almost all research universities.
  • UCI plunges in world university rankings - College Life OC : The Orange County Register 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC collegelife.freedomblogging.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ For example, across all institutions, moving into the top 50 results in a given year resulted in a 3.6 percent decrease in the acceptance rate the following year.
  • U.S. News College Rankings: Yes, They Matter - Economix Blog - NYTimes.com 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC economix.blogs.nytimes.com [Source type: General]
  • U.S. News College Rankings: Yes, They Matter - Economix Blog - NYTimes.com 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC economix.blogs.nytimes.com [Source type: General]

Panels use a standard scale to award a rating for each submission. .Ratings range from 1 to 5*, according to how much of the work is judged to reach national or international levels of excellence.^ In this way, we are able to determine how many graduates of a particular college reach a significant level of accomplishment.
  • Methodology - Forbes.com 18 September 2009 9:32 UTC www.forbes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Working hours How much time do students spend studying for different courses at different universities in England?

^ How much damage do you think those such as George Bush has done to the imagery of demanding standards and supposed excellence at Yale and Harvard business school?
  • The Becker-Posner Blog: The Economics of College and University Rankings--Posner 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.becker-posner-blog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Higher education institutions (HEIs) which take part receive grants from one of the four higher education funding bodies in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.^ The rankings are sorted by country of study (England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Northern Ireland) and by field of study.
  • Google Answers: University Rankings 18 September 2009 9:32 UTC answers.google.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Our university league tables cover all full-time, undergraduate courses at higher education institutions in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, and are aimed at those wanting to start university in the 2008 academic year.

^ Our university league tables cover full-time, undergraduate courses at higher education institutions in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, and are aimed at those wanting to start university in the 2010-11 academic year Agriculture, forestry and food .
  • University guide | Education | guardian.co.uk 18 September 2009 9:32 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: News]

There are several annual University and College Rankings:
  1. Times Good University Guide
  2. Independent Complete University Guide
  3. The Sunday Times University Guide
  4. The Guardian - University Guide (mainly for undergraduate studies)
.Standards of undergraduate teaching are assessed by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA), an independent body established by the UK's universities and other higher education institutions in 1997. The QAA was under contract to the Higher Education Funding Council for England to assess quality for universities in England in a system of subject review.^ Are we ranking quality of undergraduate education?
  • UCI plunges in world university rankings - College Life OC : The Orange County Register 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC collegelife.freedomblogging.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Our university league tables cover all full-time, undergraduate courses at higher education institutions in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, and are aimed at those wanting to start university in the 2008 academic year.

^ Our university league tables cover all full-time, undergraduate courses at higher education institutions in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, and are aimed at those wanting to start university in the 2009-10 academic year .

.This replaced a previous system of Teaching Quality Assessments (TQAs) which aimed to assess the administrative, policy and procedural framework within which teaching took place did directly assess teaching quality.^ It’s called Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System (STARS), and is designed to be a voluntary, self-reporting framework for gauging progress toward sustainability.
  • College Rankings | EarthFirst.com 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC earthfirst.com [Source type: General]

.As this system of universal inspection was hugely burdensome, it was replaced by a system of information provision, one part of which is a national student survey which has been run three times, and publishes scores which have been used by the league table industry.^ May 2009: The National Student Survey was a key indicator in the Guardian's university league tables.
  • University guide | Education | guardian.co.uk 18 September 2009 9:32 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: News]

^ National Student Survey 2007 .

^ University guide 2010: University league table 3.
  • University guide | Education | guardian.co.uk 18 September 2009 9:32 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: News]

.The rankings have had to create artificial differences, however, as students are generally very satisfied.^ Perhaps that is because students believe that they know enough, based on the general reputation of schools plus the US News rankings.
  • The Becker-Posner Blog: The Economics of College and University Rankings--Posner 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.becker-posner-blog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It is the general consensus of the group that the ranking system causes anxiety in students about getting into a top-ranked school when that might not be the best school for that particular student.
  • Many American colleges balk at U.S. News rankings - CNN.com 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.cnn.com [Source type: News]

^ The leaders of these groundbreaking instruments, however, are generally are opposed to their use in rankings.
  • Education Sector: Analysis and Perspectives: In Defense of College Rankings 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.educationsector.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Ukraine

.Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine performs official yearly university evaluations.^ The University's online masters degree programs include an MBA, M.S. in computer information technology, master of science in software and information systems, M.S. in management, master of nonprofit management, and master of education.

^ These University and College Programs offer official programs that lead to a degree and the ICECC accepts their degree study for CEC Certification education requirements.
  • College Ranking MBA Ranking Graduate School Ranking ecommerce ebusiness business school ranking Internet Degree Technology Management Masters 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC icecc.com [Source type: Academic]

^ The University has seven schools of study: business, education, engineering, earth sciences, humanities & sciences, law, and medicine.
  • Top 50 Colleges Ranked For 2009 - The best colleges & universities in the United States 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.collegecrunch.org [Source type: Academic]

[30] .Zerkalo Nedeli newspaper ranked the top 200 Ukrainian universities in 2007.[31] Kyiv Student Council ranks universities on criteria of students` satisfaction.^ Rankings of top online colleges: What are the top colleges and universities online?

^ University Ranking of Agricultural Engineering 200...
  • World Science & Engineering University Portal: World University Ranking of Engineering Schools 2009 18 September 2009 9:32 UTC www.universityportal.net [Source type: Academic]

^ Top-ranking French Universities .

[32]

South America

Argentina

.In Argentina the evaluation, accreditation, and ranking of the higher education programs is made by the National Commission for University Evaluation and Accreditation[33].^ The degree program in dietetics is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetic Education of the American Dietetics Association.
  • Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences | 2009-2010 Catalog of Studies | University of Arkansas 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC catalogofstudies.uark.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ It is mainly a city ranking, which is made based on the idea that the bigger a city is, the better the resources of an online university located in that city will be.

^ CALIFORNIA UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA - Part of the State of Pennsylvania University system, California State University of Pennsylvania is accredited by the Commission of Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), and numerous other professional accrediting agencies.

Brazil

North America

Canada

.Maclean's, a Canadian news magazine, publishes an annual ranking of Canadian Universities, called the Maclean’s University Rankings.^ By the late 1990s, U.S. News and World Report, Time partnering with the Princeton Review, Newsweek partnering with Kaplan Testing Service, and Money magazine were selling an estimated 6.7 million copies of their special rankings issues annually.
  • College Rankings - History of Rankings, The Pros and Cons of Rankings 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC education.stateuniversity.com [Source type: Academic]

^ Previous coverage: Princeton U. students graduate with least debt in N.J., report says Princeton and Harvard top U.S. News & World Report rankings Princeton University ranks 2nd behind West Point in Forbes magazine college list .
  • Princeton University ranks in top 10 for 'best value' among private colleges | New Jersey Real-Time News - - NJ.com 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.nj.com [Source type: General]

^ "U.S. News and World Report" ranks Drexel among the nation's best colleges and universities.

[34] .The criteria used by the magazine include characteristics of the student body, classes, faculty, finances, the library, and reputation.^ The school employs 3600 teaching faculty and has a student body around 25469.
  • Top 50 Colleges Ranked For 2009 - The best colleges & universities in the United States 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.collegecrunch.org [Source type: Academic]

^ World Lecture Hall "Contains links to pages created by faculty worldwide who are using the Web to deliver class materials."
  • Colleges and Universities - A Middletown Thrall Library Internet Resource Guide (College Connexion) 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.thrall.org [Source type: Academic]

^ Interactive online technology refers to the e-learning software mostly used by graduate students who are enrolled in distance education classes.
  • College and University Programs by Type of Degree | Business.com 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.business.com [Source type: General]

.The rankings are split into three categories: primarily undergraduate (schools that focus on undergraduate studies with few to no graduate programs), comprehensive (schools that have both extensive undergraduate studies and an extensive selection of graduate programs), and medical doctoral (schools that have a professional medical program and a selection of graduate programs).^ Finally, we placed the schools into rankings.
  • A Completely Different College Ranking Guide | WireTap | AlterNet 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

^ The University has 4 undergraduate schools and 7 graduate schools.
  • Top 50 Colleges Ranked For 2009 - The best colleges & universities in the United States 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.collegecrunch.org [Source type: Academic]

^ The University boasts a wide range of degree programs in both undergraduate and graduate studies.
  • Top 50 Colleges Ranked For 2009 - The best colleges & universities in the United States 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.collegecrunch.org [Source type: Academic]

[35]
.These rankings have received scrutiny and criticism from universities.^ Yet when universities lie to U.S. News, rankings critics blame U.S. News, not the lying university.
  • Education Sector: Analysis and Perspectives: In Defense of College Rankings 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.educationsector.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ We believe these rankings are misleading and do not serve well the interests of prospective students in finding a college or university that is well suited to their education beyond high school.
  • Education Sector: Analysis and Perspectives: In Defense of College Rankings 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.educationsector.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ When the news broke in the university's student newspaper, The Lariat, the school received criticism from all quarters of the university.

.For example, the University of Calgary produced a formal study examining the methodology of the ranking, illuminating the factors that determined the university's rank, and criticizing certain aspects of the methodology.^ In the case of the controversial Gourman Report (which ranks both undergraduate university and professional programs), the author specifically refuses to disclose his methodology.
  • Culinary Travel and Hospitality School Rankings 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.schoolsintheusa.com [Source type: Academic]

^ Yet when universities lie to U.S. News, rankings critics blame U.S. News, not the lying university.
  • Education Sector: Analysis and Perspectives: In Defense of College Rankings 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.educationsector.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Their postings detail in extraordinary detail problems with the U. S. News rankings that undermine nearly every aspect of its methodology: They question: .
  • The Way Forward on College Rankings | Colleges That Change Lives 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.ctcl.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.In addition, the University of Alberta and the University of Toronto have both expressed displeasure over Maclean's ranking system.^ In addition, Loyola has consistently been ranked among the top regional colleges and universities in the South and as one of the top 60 colleges in the United States by "U.S. News & World Report".

^ Willingness-to-pay valuations (WTP), additionally, are a sort of mini-rankings system themselves.
  • The Becker-Posner Blog: The Economics of College and University Rankings--Posner 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.becker-posner-blog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I’ve worked with students ascending the ranks of both Universities mentioned, mostly as their professors recruited me as an expert in the field for graduate projects they were undertaking.
  • Banking concerns and Chinese university rankings 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC mpettis.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.A notable difference between rankings in the United States and Maclean's rankings, however, is that Maclean's does not include privately-funded universities in its rankings.^ But a ranking's information content often is small, because a ranking does not reveal the size of the value differences between the ranks.
  • The Becker-Posner Blog: The Economics of College and University Rankings--Posner 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.becker-posner-blog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ THE UNIVERSITY ALLIANCE - The University Alliance is the largest provider of online certificate and degrees programs in the United States.

^ This debt burden, however, does not include PLUS loans or loans made directly to the parents.
  • Methodology - Forbes.com 18 September 2009 9:32 UTC www.forbes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.However, the vast majority and the best-known universities in Canada are publicly funded.^ Universities known for offering a high quality of life include: Virginia Tech: tops the Princeton Review 's rankings for "Best Food."
  • School Rankings: America's Best Colleges 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.campuscorner.com [Source type: News]

^ UC San Diego was founded in 1960 and is well known as a major research university.
  • Top 50 Colleges Ranked For 2009 - The best colleges & universities in the United States 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.collegecrunch.org [Source type: Academic]

^ ST. JOHN'S UNIVERSITY - St. John's University, established in 1870, has 140,000 living alumni, and is one of the very best known universities in the United States.

.Beginning in September 2006, a number (over 20) of Canadian universities, including several of the most prestigious and largest universities such as the University of Toronto, University of British Columbia, University of Alberta and McMaster University, jointly refused to participate in Maclean's survey.^ This free online service allows university and college students from American, Canadian, British, New Zealand, and Australian Institutions to assign ratings to professors anonymously.
  • Methodology - Forbes.com 18 September 2009 9:32 UTC www.forbes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL - The University of Liverpool is a leading British university which has produced eight Nobel Prize winners since its beginning in 1881.

^ COLUMBIA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY - There are several factors which make Columbia Southern University a good choice for students considering online education.

[36] .The president of the University of Alberta, Indira Samarasekera, wrote of this protest that Maclean's initially filed a "Freedom of Information" request but that "it was too late" for the universities to respond.^ Does anybody know any information about the Tsinghua group – i believe run by the president’s son, and supposedly with strong connections to the university of the same name?
  • Banking concerns and Chinese university rankings 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC mpettis.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Then, click on the colleges and universities offering the online degrees of interest to you to request free information.

^ Contact local colleges and universities and request information concerning the type of college degrees awarded by the college or university.
  • College and University Programs by Type of Degree | Business.com 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.business.com [Source type: General]

.Samarasekera further stated, "Most of [the universities] had already posted the data online, and we directed Maclean’s staff to our Web sites.^ Posted in career schools , college , college admissions , college applications , college counseling , college ranking , colleges , distance education , education , getting into college , higher education , online colleges , online education , universities .

^ Post is both an online college and a traditional university located in Connecticut .

^ TOEFL Online - Official Web site for Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) programs and services.

.In instances where the magazine staff couldn’t find data on our Web site, they chose to use the previous year’s data."^ As indicated earlier, the raw data were then standardized using Z scores; in the final computation to obtain the rankings, the raw data were weighted so that they constituted a 25 percent importance in determining the final ranking.
  • Methodology - Forbes.com 18 September 2009 9:32 UTC www.forbes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Goldwater winners are calculated using 2008 data, and Fulbright winners using 2006-07 school year data.
  • Methodology - Forbes.com 18 September 2009 9:32 UTC www.forbes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Students.gov - Mission of this site is "to give college students, college-bound students, and their families easy access to the information and services they need from the U.S. Government and selected non-government web sites."

[37]

USA

U.S. News & World Report College and University rankings
Top 40 "National Universities" according to US News & World Report, 2007
.The best-known American college and university rankings [6] have been compiled since 1983 by the magazine U.S. News & World Report and are based upon data which U.S. News collects from each educational institution either from an annual survey sent to each school or from the school's website.^ All fields are not surveyed every year by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Rankings & Kudos : About UT : The University of Texas at Austin 18 September 2009 9:32 UTC www.utexas.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ "U.S. News and World Report" ranks Drexel among the nation's best colleges and universities.

^ Colleges love the free publicity of the annual U.S. News & World Report's college rankings.
  • FARK.com: (3004082) Colleges love the free publicity of the annual U.S. News & World Report's college rankings. Unless, of course, it is a negative assessment. Then they should DIAF 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.fark.com [Source type: Academic]

.It is also based upon opinion surveys of university faculty and administrators who do not belong to the school.^ He told CNN that he believes the reputation survey "rewards established patterns only, without any credence for schools who have made improvements over the years."
  • Many American colleges balk at U.S. News rankings - CNN.com 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.cnn.com [Source type: News]

^ The survey conducted by U.S. News and World Report asks college presidents and top academic leaders to rate other colleges they know based on their opinion alone, and their responses then count for 25 percent of the school's ranking.
  • Many American colleges balk at U.S. News rankings - CNN.com 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.cnn.com [Source type: News]

^ The ratings are based on a survey of corporate recruiters, who rank the schools and their MBA students on factors such as faculty expertise, interpersonal skills, ethics and integrity and strategic thinking.
  • Rankings & Kudos : About UT : The University of Texas at Austin 18 September 2009 9:32 UTC www.utexas.edu [Source type: Academic]

[38] .The college rankings were not published in 1984, but were published in all years since.^ The reason the rankings of the “Best Colleges” changes every year is because the magazine is constantly changing the criteria by which they determine the “best” college.

^ MONEY's College Value Rankings Here is our honor roll of four-year colleges.
  • MONEY's College Value Rankings Here is our honor roll of four-year colleges. All are bargains when their prices are measured against the quality of education they offer. - September 15, 1993 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC money.cnn.com [Source type: Academic]

^ Even if all colleges boycott US News, it'll only be a matter of time until a new ranking system comes into use.
  • FARK.com: (3004082) Colleges love the free publicity of the annual U.S. News & World Report's college rankings. Unless, of course, it is a negative assessment. Then they should DIAF 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.fark.com [Source type: Academic]

.The precise methodology used by the U.S. News rankings has changed many times, and the data are not all available to the public, so peer review of the rankings is limited.^ The rankings also are based on “peer review,” or what hundreds of scholars think of specific institutions, a yardstick that has drawn criticism from some quarters, include Inside Higher Ed, a respected news organization.
  • UCI plunges in world university rankings - College Life OC : The Orange County Register 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC collegelife.freedomblogging.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ By the late 1990s, U.S. News and World Report, Time partnering with the Princeton Review, Newsweek partnering with Kaplan Testing Service, and Money magazine were selling an estimated 6.7 million copies of their special rankings issues annually.
  • College Rankings - History of Rankings, The Pros and Cons of Rankings 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC education.stateuniversity.com [Source type: Academic]

^ The following information is a compilation of information published by The Sunday Times from the latest data available.

.As a result, many other rankings arose and seriously challenged the result and methodology of US News's ranking, as shown in other rankings of US universities section below.^ US News college rankings .
  • College Rankings | The College Solution Blog by Lynn O'Shaughnessy 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC thecollegesolutionblog.com [Source type: News]

^ Because Spanish is spoken in so many countries, the raw results include many other Spanish-speaking universities outside of Spain proper, including the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México and the Universidad de la República in Uruguay , both of which in fact rank higher on google.es than the Universidad Complutense de Madrid .

^ Hence there is very little movement in the top 25 or top 50 or top 112 or however many US News ranks.
  • The Becker-Posner Blog: The Economics of College and University Rankings--Posner 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.becker-posner-blog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The U.S. News rankings, unlike some other such lists, create a strict hierarchy of colleges and universities in their "top tier,". Rather than ranking only groups or "tiers" of schools; the individual schools' order changes significantly every year the rankings are published.^ FieroEtnl: Every year, the exact same schools are at the top of the list.
  • FARK.com: (3004082) Colleges love the free publicity of the annual U.S. News & World Report's college rankings. Unless, of course, it is a negative assessment. Then they should DIAF 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.fark.com [Source type: Academic]

^ My school (Williams, at the top of the college rankings) has some phenomenal teachers, and so do the other top liberal arts colleges.
  • FARK.com: (3004082) Colleges love the free publicity of the annual U.S. News & World Report's college rankings. Unless, of course, it is a negative assessment. Then they should DIAF 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.fark.com [Source type: Academic]

^ The University has been the recipient of some of the top awards, rankings, and statuses in the country.
  • Top 50 Colleges Ranked For 2009 - The best colleges & universities in the United States 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.collegecrunch.org [Source type: Academic]

.The U.S News Tiers rank from Tier 1, the highest, to Tier 4, the lowest.^ U.S. News, in an attempt to punish Reed for not cooperating, assumed that all of the data that was not provided would be the worst possible and as a result, Reed was dropped in the rankings down to the 4th tier of colleges, the lowest tier available.

^ This from the leader of an institution U.S. News ranks as "first tier."
  • Education Sector: Analysis and Perspectives: In Defense of College Rankings 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.educationsector.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ CHAMPLAIN COLLEGE - ' U.S. News' "America's Best Colleges 2005" ranked Champlain College in the top tier of the best comprehensive colleges in the North.

The most important factors in the rankings are:
  • Peer assessment: a survey of the institution's reputation among presidents, provosts, and deans of admission of other institutions
  • Retention: six-year graduation rate and first-year student retention rate
  • Student selectivity: standardized test scores of admitted students, proportion of admitted students in upper percentiles of their high-school class, and proportion of applicants accepted
  • Faculty resources: average class size, faculty salary, faculty degree level, student-faculty ratio, and proportion of full-time faculty
  • Financial resources: per-student spending
  • Graduation rate performance: difference between expected and actual graduation rate
  • Alumni giving rate
.All these factors are combined according to statistical weights determined by U.S. News.^ These measures could be combined to create a rich, multi-dimensional portrait of institutional quality that would be far superior to what is provided by U.S. News.
  • Education Sector: Analysis and Perspectives: In Defense of College Rankings 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.educationsector.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ These factors are excluded entirely or severely undervalued by all of the numerical ranking systems.
  • FARK.com: (3004082) Colleges love the free publicity of the annual U.S. News & World Report's college rankings. Unless, of course, it is a negative assessment. Then they should DIAF 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.fark.com [Source type: Academic]

.The weighting is often changed by U.S. News from year to year, and is not empirically determined (the National Opinion Research Center methodology review said that these weights "lack any defensible empirical or theoretical basis").^ The only thing that changed was the methodology used by US News that made per student spending a more important element in the rankings in 1999.

^ For example, Harvard, Yale and Princeton are in the top five national research universities in the most recent US News & World Report (USNWR) rankings, as they are in these rankings.
  • Methodology - Forbes.com 18 September 2009 9:32 UTC www.forbes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The reason the rankings of the “Best Colleges” changes every year is because the magazine is constantly changing the criteria by which they determine the “best” college.

.Critics have charged that U.S. News intentionally changes its methodology every year so that the rankings change and they can sell more magazines.^ Oh, look, rankings that somehow change every year.
  • FARK.com: (3004082) Colleges love the free publicity of the annual U.S. News & World Report's college rankings. Unless, of course, it is a negative assessment. Then they should DIAF 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.fark.com [Source type: Academic]

^ All fields are not surveyed every year by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Rankings & Kudos : About UT : The University of Texas at Austin 18 September 2009 9:32 UTC www.utexas.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ Only single year data are included for Goldwater and Fulbright Awards since more are awarded every year.
  • Methodology - Forbes.com 18 September 2009 9:32 UTC www.forbes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The first four of the listed factors account for the great majority of the U.S. News ranking (80%, according to U.S. News's 2005 methodology), and the "reputational measure" (which surveys high-level administrators at similar institutions about their perceived quality ranking of each college and university) is especially important to the final ranking (accounting by itself for 25% of the ranking according to the 2005 methodology).^ This from the leader of an institution U.S. News ranks as "first tier."
  • Education Sector: Analysis and Perspectives: In Defense of College Rankings 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.educationsector.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The ranking methodology isn't great, but it takes into account a number of factors that seek to measure teaching quality.
  • FARK.com: (3004082) Colleges love the free publicity of the annual U.S. News & World Report's college rankings. Unless, of course, it is a negative assessment. Then they should DIAF 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.fark.com [Source type: Academic]

^ The information is sorted by country of study and universities were ranked according to the marks they scored in seven key performance indicators: Teaching quality Research quality A-level points Student/staff ratio Employment Firsts/2:1s awarded Dropout rate .

[39]
.A New York Times article reported that, given the U.S. News weighting methodology, "it's easy to guess who's going to end up on top: Harvard, Yale and Princeton round out the first three essentially every year.^ Princeton topped this year's list, edging out Harvard and Yale .

^ All fields are not surveyed every year by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Rankings & Kudos : About UT : The University of Texas at Austin 18 September 2009 9:32 UTC www.utexas.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ FieroEtnl: Every year, the exact same schools are at the top of the list.
  • FARK.com: (3004082) Colleges love the free publicity of the annual U.S. News & World Report's college rankings. Unless, of course, it is a negative assessment. Then they should DIAF 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.fark.com [Source type: Academic]

.In fact, when asked how he knew his system was sound, Mel Elfin, the rankings' founder, often answered that he knew it because those three schools always landed on top.^ But a ranking's information content often is small, because a ranking does not reveal the size of the value differences between the ranks.
  • The Becker-Posner Blog: The Economics of College and University Rankings--Posner 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.becker-posner-blog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Only those papers that are published by authors from the business school of the university are counted in the rankings.
  • Search by University - UTD Top 100 Research Rankings™ - SoM @ UT Dallas 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC mgmt.utdallas.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ The same goes for the rest of the schools in the UC system, four of which make our top 10, the rest of which make our top 80.
  • A Completely Different College Ranking Guide | WireTap | AlterNet 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

.When a new lead statistician, Amy Graham, changed the formula in 1999 to one she considered more statistically valid, the California Institute of Technology jumped to first place.^ New Jersey Institute of Technology (div 1) .
  • Swimming World Magazine | College Recruit Ranking System 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.takeyourmarks.com [Source type: Academic]

^ California Institute of Technology (div 3) .
  • Swimming World Magazine | College Recruit Ranking System 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.takeyourmarks.com [Source type: Academic]

^ One more Who's Who ranking for this institution would have raised its ranking to 239th, a healthy increase but not a momentous one.
  • Methodology - Forbes.com 18 September 2009 9:32 UTC www.forbes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Ms. Graham soon left, and a slightly modified system pushed Princeton back to No. 1 the next year."[40] A San Francisco Chronicle article argues that "almost all of US News factors are redundant and can be boiled down to one characteristic: the size of the college or university's endowment."[41]
.Some higher education experts, like Kevin Carey of Education Sector, have argued that U.S. News and World Report's college rankings system is merely a list of criteria that mirrors the superficial characteristics of elite colleges and universities.^ "U.S. News and World Report" ranks Drexel among the nation's best colleges and universities.

^ UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI - "U.S. News and World Report" ranks the University of Cincinnati a "top 100 public university", while "Money" magazine rates it a "top 100 elite value in higher education".

^ World university rankings .
  • THE - QS World University Rankings 2009 - top universities | Top Universities 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.topuniversities.com [Source type: Academic]

.According to Carey, "[The] U.S. News ranking system is deeply flawed.^ U.S. News aims to provide readers with a yardstick by which to judge the "best" schools, ranked according to academic excellence.
  • A Completely Different College Ranking Guide | WireTap | AlterNet 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

^ While ignoring the variables listed above, as do all numbers-based ranking systems, the U.S. News rankings purport to be derived from mathematical formulae based on data common to all law schools.
  • FARK.com: (3004082) Colleges love the free publicity of the annual U.S. News & World Report's college rankings. Unless, of course, it is a negative assessment. Then they should DIAF 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.fark.com [Source type: Academic]

^ These ranking systems are inherently flawed because none of them can take your special needs and circumstances into account when comparing law schools.
  • FARK.com: (3004082) Colleges love the free publicity of the annual U.S. News & World Report's college rankings. Unless, of course, it is a negative assessment. Then they should DIAF 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.fark.com [Source type: Academic]

.Instead of focusing on the fundamental issues of how well colleges and universities educate their students and how well they prepare them to be successful after college, the magazine's rankings are almost entirely a function of three factors: fame, wealth, and exclusivity."^ Instead, they are almost exclusively driven by three things: wealth, fame, and exclusivity.
  • Education Sector: Analysis and Perspectives: In Defense of College Rankings 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.educationsector.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ See entire page » What are college rankings ?
  • Questions about College Rankings - Ask.com 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.ask.com [Source type: General]

^ University/college rankings College comparisons and rankings are a function of the criteria on which the rankings are based.
  • American Colleges And Universities Info .com - Article: Using the Internet to Find the University or College That's Right for You 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.acuinfo.com [Source type: General]

.He suggests that there are more important characteristics parents and students should research to select colleges, such as how well students are learning and how likely students are to earn a degree.^ The organization believes that the more engaged students are, the more likely they are to learn.
  • College And University Rankings - College Admissions and Applications - College Resources - CampusCompare 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.campuscompare.com [Source type: General]

^ Such institutions should do well in the rankings.
  • AAUP: Authentic Values and Ersatz Standards: Making Sense of College Rankings 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.aaup.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ There is information for parents as well as students.
  • Consider More Training & Education: The Riley Guide 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.rileyguide.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[2]
United States National Research Council Rankings
The National Research Council ranks the doctoral research programmes of universities across the US but the last time it produced a report was in 1995. There is no announced date for the next report but data collection for it began in 2006.[42]
Faculty Scholarly Productivity rankings
.The Faculty Scholarly Productivity Index by Academic Analytics ranks universities based on faculty publications, citations, research grants and awards.^ The school is a public university, but is known for its research.
  • Top 50 Colleges Ranked For 2009 - The best colleges & universities in the United States 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.collegecrunch.org [Source type: Academic]

^ The index examines the number of book and journal articles published by each program’s faculty, as well as journal citations, awards, honors and grants received.
  • Rankings & Kudos : About UT : The University of Texas at Austin 18 September 2009 9:32 UTC www.utexas.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ The 2007 Faculty Scholarly Productivity Index rates faculty members’ scholarly output and compiles overall institutional rankings on 375 universities that offer the Ph.D. degree.
  • Rankings & Kudos : About UT : The University of Texas at Austin 18 September 2009 9:32 UTC www.utexas.edu [Source type: Academic]

[43] A total of 354 institutions are studied.[citation needed]
The Top American Research Universities
.A research ranking of American universities is researched and published in the Top American Research Universities by The Center for Measuring University Performance.^ Top-ranking French Universities .

^ The university ranked 14th among the top North American public and private universities.
  • Rankings & Kudos : About UT : The University of Texas at Austin 18 September 2009 9:32 UTC www.utexas.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ These universities have also stressed the importance of their professors publishing in international journals, which has no doubt increased the visibility of their research.” .
  • UCI plunges in world university rankings - College Life OC : The Orange County Register 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC collegelife.freedomblogging.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The list has been published since 2000. The measurement used in this report is based on data such as research publications, citations, recognitions and funding, as well as undergraduate quality such as SAT scores.^ The index examines the number of book and journal articles published by each program’s faculty, as well as journal citations, awards, honors and grants received.
  • Rankings & Kudos : About UT : The University of Texas at Austin 18 September 2009 9:32 UTC www.utexas.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ As indicated earlier, the raw data were then standardized using Z scores; in the final computation to obtain the rankings, the raw data were weighted so that they constituted a 25 percent importance in determining the final ranking.
  • Methodology - Forbes.com 18 September 2009 9:32 UTC www.forbes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ All estimates of quality are based on underlying values rooted in beliefs as much as data.
  • Education Sector: Analysis and Perspectives: In Defense of College Rankings 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.educationsector.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

The information used can be found in public-accessible materials, reducing the possibility of manipulation. The research method is consistent from year to year and any changes are explained in the publication itself. References from other studies are cited.[44]
Washington Monthly College rankings
.The Washington Monthly's "College Rankings", last published in 2009, began as a research report in 2005 and introduced its first official rankings in the September 2006 issue.^ "U.S. News and World Report" ranks Drexel among the nation's best colleges and universities.

^ The results of the student’s original research or creative project can be published in Discovery, the college undergraduate research journal.
  • Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences | 2009-2010 Catalog of Studies | University of Arkansas 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC catalogofstudies.uark.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ Colleges love the free publicity of the annual U.S. News & World Report's college rankings.
  • FARK.com: (3004082) Colleges love the free publicity of the annual U.S. News & World Report's college rankings. Unless, of course, it is a negative assessment. Then they should DIAF 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.fark.com [Source type: Academic]

It offers American university and college rankings [45] based upon the following criteria:
  • a. ."how well it performs as an engine of social mobility (ideally helping the poor to get rich rather than the very rich to get very, very rich)"
  • b.^ Often a well-rounded B+ average individual with good people skills will do better rather than the A+ student lacking in social skills.

    ^ It may very well be the case that far more variance on NSSE and other measures occurs within institutions than between them.
    • Education Sector: Analysis and Perspectives: In Defense of College Rankings 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.educationsector.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    "how well it does in fostering scientific and humanistic research"
  • c. "how well it promotes an ethic of service to country" [46].
Forbes College rankings
In 2008, Forbes.com published a list of "America's Best Colleges."[47] Forbes updated the list in 2009.[48] The Forbes rankings use the listing of alumni published in Who's Who in America, student evaluations of professors from ratemyprofessors.com, self-reported salaries of alumni from payscale.com, four-year graduation rates, numbers of students and faculty receiving "nationally competitive awards", and four-year accumulated student debt to calculate the rankings.[49][50] .The 2009 rankings were praised for inclusion of less commonly recognized colleges in their rankings, as well as their higher rankings of US military academies; however, they were also criticized for their heavy emphasis on liberal arts colleges, heavy reliance on highly subjective sources, and the significantly lower rankings given to many nationally recognized colleges and research institutions, including members of the Ivy League.^ The college is one of the elite Ivy League colleges.
  • Top 50 Colleges Ranked For 2009 - The best colleges & universities in the United States 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.collegecrunch.org [Source type: Academic]

^ Boston College is a liberal arts school.
  • Top 50 Colleges Ranked For 2009 - The best colleges & universities in the United States 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.collegecrunch.org [Source type: Academic]

^ But its also true that many schools publicize such rankings when they do well.
  • UCI plunges in world university rankings - College Life OC : The Orange County Register 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC collegelife.freedomblogging.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.August 2009" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed] The validity of rankings in which the federal service academies which are completely funded with taxpayer money are compared to institutions that must find their own funds are open to question.^ To help answer that question, MONEY's college ranking team, for the third year in a row, sifted through more than 100,000 pieces of information on 1,000 of America's four-year institutions of higher education.
  • MONEY'S college VALUE RANKINGS America's best college buys -- and how we found them - September 7, 1992 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC money.cnn.com [Source type: Academic]

^ The potential downside of using surveys like NSSE and the CLA to rank institutions must also be weighed against the upside.
  • Education Sector: Analysis and Perspectives: In Defense of College Rankings 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.educationsector.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Compare online degrees, to traditional college and university programs by type of degree, paying special attention to the length of time needed to earn a similar degree at each institution .
  • College and University Programs by Type of Degree | Business.com 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.business.com [Source type: General]

Forbes also published "Top Colleges For Getting Rich." .These rankings are considered questionable because they were partly based upon anonymous readers' votes.^ Jim Repka says: October 11, 2009 at 10:53 am These types of rankings are all silly, and the methods can always be called into question.
  • UCI plunges in world university rankings - College Life OC : The Orange County Register 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC collegelife.freedomblogging.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The ranking of COMSATS will improve in few years, because i think they have hired alot of PHD’s and have new equipped labs and have started research in their new campus.
  • HEC University Rankings — Pro-Pakistan 18 September 2009 9:32 UTC www.pro-pakistan.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ First, because they tend to conflate critiques of specific rankings—nearly always those published by U.S. News— with critiques of rankings per se .
  • Education Sector: Analysis and Perspectives: In Defense of College Rankings 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.educationsector.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.August 2009" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed] For example, it ranks College of the Holy Cross higher than it does Johns Hopkins University,[51] based on figures obtained by payscale.com which ranks colleges by self-reported earnings of graduates.^ Johns Hopkins University (div 3) .
  • Swimming World Magazine | College Recruit Ranking System 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.takeyourmarks.com [Source type: Academic]

^ Johns Hopkins University (Private) 14.

^ Johns Hopkins University 52.
  • MONEY'S college VALUE RANKINGS America's best college buys -- and how we found them - September 7, 1992 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC money.cnn.com [Source type: Academic]

Other rankings of US universities
.Other organizations which compile general US annual college and university rankings include the Fiske Guide to Colleges, Princeton Review, and College Prowler.^ The rankings also are based on “peer review,” or what hundreds of scholars think of specific institutions, a yardstick that has drawn criticism from some quarters, include Inside Higher Ed, a respected news organization.
  • UCI plunges in world university rankings - College Life OC : The Orange County Register 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC collegelife.freedomblogging.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ One is always under the impression that the rank of a University is of utmost importance, but do consider other factors while selecting universities.
  • University Rankings - Computer Science And Electrical Engineering Rankings College Scholarships 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC members.rediff.com [Source type: Academic]

^ "Online Since 1989, our national distance learning degree rankings help consumers get educated about the best online colleges and universities.
  • Colleges and Universities - A Middletown Thrall Library Internet Resource Guide (College Connexion) 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.thrall.org [Source type: Academic]

.Many specialized rankings are available in guidebooks for undergraduate and graduate students, dealing with individual student interests, fields of study, and other concerns such as geographical location, financial aid, and affordability.^ Financial aid is available to qualified students.

^ U.S. News Colleges and Career Center This award winning website ranks undergraduate and graduate schools and programs, and provides a wealth of information on financial aid, the college application process and career planning.
  • Colleges and Universities - A Middletown Thrall Library Internet Resource Guide (College Connexion) 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.thrall.org [Source type: Academic]

^ We didn't adjust them for financial aid, because such awards vary widely from student to student.
  • MONEY'S college VALUE RANKINGS America's best college buys -- and how we found them - September 7, 1992 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC money.cnn.com [Source type: Academic]

.One commercial ranking service is Top Tier Educational Services.^ CHAMPLAIN COLLEGE - ' U.S. News' "America's Best Colleges 2005" ranked Champlain College in the top tier of the best comprehensive colleges in the North.

^ In addition, Loyola has consistently been ranked among the top regional colleges and universities in the South and as one of the top 60 colleges in the United States by "U.S. News & World Report".

^ I go to Syracuse Law (apparently Tier 3), and I think I'm completely capable of taking anybody on from one of those supposed Top 25 law schools.
  • The Becker-Posner Blog: The Economics of College and University Rankings--Posner 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.becker-posner-blog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[52] .Student centered criteria are used and despite the two-year completely updated study, the rankings are updated every quarter from new input data.^ I have a good perspective because I was an international student in Montreal 40 years ago, where I had to use formal English at McGill University (THE rank 18) and casual French in town.
  • UCI plunges in world university rankings - College Life OC : The Orange County Register 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC collegelife.freedomblogging.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Students with 45 college credits or more may enroll in the College's bachelors degree completion program in bible studies.

^ The only thing that changed was the methodology used by US News that made per student spending a more important element in the rankings in 1999.

.The criteria include subjective data, such as peer assessment, desirability, and objective data, such as ACT and SAT scores, and the high school GPA of admitted students.^ ACT and SAT scores .
  • College Rankings | The College Solution Blog by Lynn O'Shaughnessy 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC thecollegesolutionblog.com [Source type: News]

^ High SAT score .
  • College Rankings | The College Solution Blog by Lynn O'Shaughnessy 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC thecollegesolutionblog.com [Source type: News]

^ High school transcripts, admissions essays, SAT scores...

.Such new rankings schemes measures what decision makers think as opposed to why.^ I think that the US News rankings are useful, to a point.
  • The Becker-Posner Blog: The Economics of College and University Rankings--Posner 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.becker-posner-blog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ A ranking system that exemplifies the shortcomings of all "by the numbers" schemes is the one produced annually by U.S. News & World Report.
  • FARK.com: (3004082) Colleges love the free publicity of the annual U.S. News & World Report's college rankings. Unless, of course, it is a negative assessment. Then they should DIAF 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.fark.com [Source type: Academic]

^ You think there's no competition for U.S. News or other rankings?
  • The Becker-Posner Blog: The Economics of College and University Rankings--Posner 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.becker-posner-blog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.They may or may not augment these statistics for reputation with hard, qualitative information.^ HARDING UNIVERSITY - Students seeking an online masters degree with a Christian perspective in the field of business, information technology or health management may want to consider Harding University.

^ They are free to use, but with your permission, some may pass on information about you.
  • Colleges and Universities - A Middletown Thrall Library Internet Resource Guide (College Connexion) 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.thrall.org [Source type: Academic]

.The authors discuss their rankings system and methodology with students but do not share their specific research tools or formulas.^ The only thing that changed was the methodology used by US News that made per student spending a more important element in the rankings in 1999.

^ While ignoring the variables listed above, as do all numbers-based ranking systems, the U.S. News rankings purport to be derived from mathematical formulae based on data common to all law schools.
  • FARK.com: (3004082) Colleges love the free publicity of the annual U.S. News & World Report's college rankings. Unless, of course, it is a negative assessment. Then they should DIAF 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.fark.com [Source type: Academic]

^ We've created a tool that allows you to come up with your own college ranking system.

.Again, the problem with such a ranking that uses subjective opinions is that it is very prone to personal bias, prejudice and bounded rationality.^ If you take some time to look beyond the actual ranking of a college and look into the underlying data, you can uncover some very useful information.

.Also, public universities will be penalized because besides an academic mission, they have a social mission.^ In reality, universities are not as mysterious as their denizens would like to believe, and the outside public is not as ignorant as they fear.
  • Education Sector: Analysis and Perspectives: In Defense of College Rankings 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.educationsector.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Second, they do take account student concerns about debt burdens, the difficulty or graduating in four years, and the presence of academic excellence in the university community.
  • Methodology - Forbes.com 18 September 2009 9:32 UTC www.forbes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ College and university endowments, because they are heavily invested in the stock market, are also down considerably.

.They simply cannot charge as much money, or be as selective, as private universities.^ The universities waste all their damn money trying to get a rating when they should be spending it on educating the students.
  • FARK.com: (3004082) Colleges love the free publicity of the annual U.S. News & World Report's college rankings. Unless, of course, it is a negative assessment. Then they should DIAF 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.fark.com [Source type: Academic]

^ UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX - You would expect this leading online college to have a wide selection of online degree offerings, and they do.

^ They have been much more aggressive about offering scholarship money to the top candidates in an effort to affect their choice (by the way, you cannot apply to more than one school).
  • Banking concerns and Chinese university rankings 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC mpettis.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Also, the fact that the ranking service is a commercial company raises the question whether there are any hidden business motives behind its rankings.^ There is an incentive to work both for a highly ranked institution and also to work with the brightest students, so that the rankings in time may in fact improve the faculty.
  • The Becker-Posner Blog: The Economics of College and University Rankings--Posner 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.becker-posner-blog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Business, management, marketing and related support services rank 29th overall, 13th for Asian Americans and and 32nd for Native Americans.
  • Rankings & Kudos : About UT : The University of Texas at Austin 18 September 2009 9:32 UTC www.utexas.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ (There are, however, some competing ranking systems, particularly for business schools.
  • The Becker-Posner Blog: The Economics of College and University Rankings--Posner 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.becker-posner-blog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Among the rankings dealing with individual fields of study is the Philosophical Gourmet Report or "Leiter Report" (after its founding author, Brian Leiter of the University of Texas at Austin), a ranking of philosophy departments.^ The University of Texas at Austin ranked in the top 10 in the disciplines below.
  • Rankings & Kudos : About UT : The University of Texas at Austin 18 September 2009 9:32 UTC www.utexas.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ The Philosophical Gourmet Report explains how graduate programs are ranked.
  • College and University Programs by Type of Degree | Business.com 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.business.com [Source type: General]

^ University of Texas-Austin (Public) 48.

.This report has been at least as controversial within its field as the general U.S. News rankings, attracting criticism from many different viewpoints.^ U.S. News & World Report ranks 15 separate indicators of quality to create its composite ranking of colleges.
  • The Becker-Posner Blog: The Economics of College and University Rankings--Posner 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.becker-posner-blog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ "U.S. News and World Report" ranks Drexel among the nation's best colleges and universities.

^ (The School of Law also ranked 14th, tied with the University of Nevada-Las Vegas and Yale University, among the most diverse law schools listed by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Rankings & Kudos : About UT : The University of Texas at Austin 18 September 2009 9:32 UTC www.utexas.edu [Source type: Academic]

.Notably, practitioners of continental philosophy, who perceive the Leiter report as unfair to their field, have compiled alternative rankings.^ Though not nearly as influential as US News, Prof. Leiter at UT Law has compiled his own ranking system of US law schools based on faculty quality.
  • The Becker-Posner Blog: The Economics of College and University Rankings--Posner 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.becker-posner-blog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Florida's other online graduate degree program is in engineering, a field in which "U.S. News and World Report" ranks the University #1 in Florida and in the top 25 universities nationally.

Avery et al. recently published a working paper for the National Bureau of Economic Research titled "A Revealed Preference Ranking of U.S. Colleges and Universities." Rather than ranking programs by traditional criteria, their analysis uses a statistical model based on applicant preferences. .They based their data on the applications and outcome of 3,240 high school students.^ Transcripts: Your high school transcript is often the most important component of your college application.

^ Perhaps that is because students believe that they know enough, based on the general reputation of schools plus the US News rankings.
  • The Becker-Posner Blog: The Economics of College and University Rankings--Posner 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.becker-posner-blog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Simple displays based on institutional averages can be misleading if used by prospective students to "pick the right school."
  • Education Sector: Analysis and Perspectives: In Defense of College Rankings 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.educationsector.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

The authors feel that their ranking is less subject to manipulation compared to conventional rankings (see criticism below).
.The Gourman Report, which was last published in 1996, ranked the quality of undergraduate majors and graduate programs.^ The Philosophical Gourmet Report explains how graduate programs are ranked.
  • College and University Programs by Type of Degree | Business.com 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.business.com [Source type: General]

^ U.S. News Colleges and Career Center This award winning website ranks undergraduate and graduate schools and programs, and provides a wealth of information on financial aid, the college application process and career planning.
  • Colleges and Universities - A Middletown Thrall Library Internet Resource Guide (College Connexion) 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.thrall.org [Source type: Academic]

^ U.S. News & World Report ranks 15 separate indicators of quality to create its composite ranking of colleges.
  • The Becker-Posner Blog: The Economics of College and University Rankings--Posner 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.becker-posner-blog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

There also exist Gallup polls that ask American adults, "All in all, what would you say is the best college or university in the United States?"[53]
.Global Language Monitor produces a "TrendTopper MediaBuzz" rankings of the Top 225 US colleges and universities twice a year, according to their appearances on the internet, in blogs, social media, and global electronic and print media.^ This public university is often ranked in the top 10 in the US. .
  • Top 50 Colleges Ranked For 2009 - The best colleges & universities in the United States 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.collegecrunch.org [Source type: Academic]

^ The college ranked #10 might really be #12; a university in the third tier might actually be in the second, etc.
  • Education Sector: Analysis and Perspectives: In Defense of College Rankings 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.educationsector.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ "U.S. News and World Report" ranks Drexel among the nation's best colleges and universities.

[54] .It publishes overall results for both University and College categories using the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching’s classifications as the basis to distinguish between Universities and Liberal Arts Colleges.^ Boston College is a liberal arts school.
  • Top 50 Colleges Ranked For 2009 - The best colleges & universities in the United States 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.collegecrunch.org [Source type: Academic]

^ Of course, students can reduce their cost by renting textbooks or purchasing used texts, but it is way past time for colleges and universities to demand that publishers reduce prices.

^ More importantly, it's the wrong solution, one the runs against the principles that colleges and universities themselves use when presenting data to the world.
  • Education Sector: Analysis and Perspectives: In Defense of College Rankings 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.educationsector.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The rankings include 125 top universities, the 100 top colleges, the change in the rankings over time, a "Predictive Quantities Indicator" (PQI) Index number (for relative rankings), as well as rankings by Momentum (yearly and 90-day snapshots), and rankings by State.^ State University College at Brockport (div 3) .
  • Swimming World Magazine | College Recruit Ranking System 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.takeyourmarks.com [Source type: Academic]

^ State University College at Cortland (div 3) .
  • Swimming World Magazine | College Recruit Ranking System 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.takeyourmarks.com [Source type: Academic]

^ Top 50 Colleges Ranked For 2009 - The best colleges & universities in the United States College Crunch .
  • Top 50 Colleges Ranked For 2009 - The best colleges & universities in the United States 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.collegecrunch.org [Source type: Academic]

.Most recently, the schools were ranked on November 1, 2009, with the last day of 2008 as the base, with two interim snapshots in 2009. The PQI index is produced by Global Language Monitor's proprietary PQI algorithm[55], which has been criticized by some linguists for its use in a highly publicized counting of the total number of English words.^ European Business school rankings 2009 .
  • Business school rankings and MBA rankings from the Financial Times 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC rankings.ft.com [Source type: News]

^ Global MBA Rankings 2009 .
  • Business school rankings and MBA rankings from the Financial Times 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC rankings.ft.com [Source type: News]

^ European Business school rankings 2008 .
  • Business school rankings and MBA rankings from the Financial Times 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC rankings.ft.com [Source type: News]

[56][57][58][59] The Global Language Monitor also sells the TrendTopper MediaBuzz Reputation Management solution for higher education for which "colleges and universities can enhance their standings among peers".[60] The Global Language Monitor states that it "does not influence the Higher Education rankings in any way".[61]
.Boeing has announced it will begin ranking universities by matching employee valuations with information about the colleges its engineers attended.^ If you are interested in submitting a paper for publication, please visit Write for College & University for additional information.
  • AACRAO: Publications: AACRAO Publications: College & University 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.aacrao.org [Source type: Academic]

^ The college ranked #10 might really be #12; a university in the third tier might actually be in the second, etc.
  • Education Sector: Analysis and Perspectives: In Defense of College Rankings 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.educationsector.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ "U.S. News and World Report" ranks Drexel among the nation's best colleges and universities.

.This will help show which colleges have produced the workers it considers most valuable.^ After considering factors that would be most important to us as college students, here is the list that we’ve come up with for the top colleges and universities of 2009: .
  • Top 50 Colleges Ranked For 2009 - The best colleges & universities in the United States 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.collegecrunch.org [Source type: Academic]

^ While the colleges and universities do, for the most part, value geographic diversity, their stepped up recruiting of out-of-staters is about something else; money.

.These rankings will be shared with 150 universities, along with critiques based on the work records of their graduates.^ You may want to create a Flickr or YouTube account solely for your work and share links to these accounts as part of your college application.

^ You can find out which colleges have the most graduates go on to serve in the Peace Corps or which university work-study programs have the most money going to community-service efforts.

^ I think I read or heard somewhere that the fundamental flaw of these rankings is that they are based on the professors' research instead of the professors' teaching ability.
  • FARK.com: (3004082) Colleges love the free publicity of the annual U.S. News & World Report's college rankings. Unless, of course, it is a negative assessment. Then they should DIAF 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.fark.com [Source type: Academic]

.Boeing has stated that these rankings would not be made public.^ This would in no way compromise public acceptance of the rankings, since the end result will be exactly the same.
  • Education Sector: Analysis and Perspectives: In Defense of College Rankings 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.educationsector.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ These rankings provide interesting data for students who might be interested in ROTC or public service.

^ Money Magazine: MONEY's college value rankings THESE 100 PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SCHOOLS DELIVER THE BEST EDUCATION FOR THE BUCK. .
  • Colleges and Universities: News & Videos about Colleges and Universities - CNN.com 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC topics.cnn.com [Source type: News]

[62]
.Virgil Griffith, a Caltech graduate student has created websites about books and music "That Make You Dumb" which have been noted by the press [63] These list colleges ranked by test score, (the College Board does not directly provide SAT rankings of colleges) and correlations with books and music that are popular with students.^ Money Magazine: Avoid These Hidden Money Traps Helpful advice for your college search from our exclusive poll of students .
  • Colleges and Universities: News & Videos about Colleges and Universities - CNN.com 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC topics.cnn.com [Source type: News]

^ The information provided by U.S. News and the other magazines which rank colleges can be helpful as a starting point in the college search process.

^ NSSE, The National Survey of Student Engagement, is a wonderful resource for gathering information about college outcomes and provides a list of the right questions to ask during the college search.
  • Tip Sheet: On the Wisdom and Merits of Exploring ‘Less Visible’ Colleges - The Choice Blog - NYTimes.com 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC thechoice.blogs.nytimes.com [Source type: General]

.In 2009, the colleges with the highest test scores were the California Institute of Technology, the Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering, and Yale University.^ California Institute of Technology (div 3) .
  • Swimming World Magazine | College Recruit Ranking System 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.takeyourmarks.com [Source type: Academic]

^ This free online service allows university and college students from American, Canadian, British, New Zealand, and Australian Institutions to assign ratings to professors anonymously.
  • Methodology - Forbes.com 18 September 2009 9:32 UTC www.forbes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ ABILENE CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY - If you're looking for a Christian college or university offering online education, Abilene Christian University should be among the institutions you consider.

Mexico

Estudio Comparativo de Universidades Mexicanas (ECUM)
.Mexican colleges, universities and other research institutions have been compared in the Estudio Comparativo de Universidades Mexicanas (ECUM) produced within the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México(UNAM).^ Universidad Nacional de Quilmes ( ) .
  • Search by University - UTD Top 100 Research Rankings™ - SoM @ UT Dallas 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC mgmt.utdallas.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Nicaragua () .
  • Search by University - UTD Top 100 Research Rankings™ - SoM @ UT Dallas 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC mgmt.utdallas.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ Universidad Nacional de Rosario ( ) .
  • Search by University - UTD Top 100 Research Rankings™ - SoM @ UT Dallas 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC mgmt.utdallas.edu [Source type: Academic]

[64] .ECUM provides data on intitutional participation in articles on ISI Web of Knowledge indexed journals; faculty participation in each of the three levels of Mexico's National Researchers System (SNI); graduate degrees within CONACYT's (National Council of Science and Technology) register of quality graduate programs (PNPC); and number of academic research bodies (cuerpos academicos) according to the Secretariat of Public Education (SEP) program PROMEP.^ Masters degrees are available in education, learning and technology, mathematics education, and science education.

^ Ensure programs provide an excellent education 4.
  • College and University Programs by Type of Degree | Business.com 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.business.com [Source type: General]

^ Profiles available only for institutions that have participated in at least two of the four surveys within the previous three years.
  • nsf.gov - SRS Academic Institutional Profiles (2006 Institution rankings) - US National Science Foundation (NSF) 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.nsf.gov [Source type: Academic]

.ECUM provides online access to data for 2007 and 2008 through the Explorador de datos del ECUM (ExECUM).^ SEC Filings data provided by Edgar Online Inc.
  • MONEY'S college VALUE RANKINGS America's best college buys -- and how we found them - September 7, 1992 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC money.cnn.com [Source type: Academic]

Institutional data can be visualized through three options:
  • a) A selection of the most prominent 58 universities (43 publics and 13 privates). .This selection accounts for more than 60 percent of undergraduate and graduate enrollments.^ In November, more than 1.4 million graduates were without jobs.

    ^ The remaining variance—in several instances more than 95 percent—exists at the student level within a college or university.
    • Education Sector: Analysis and Perspectives: In Defense of College Rankings 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.educationsector.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ In addition University certificate programs...some graduate and some undergraduate...are offered in education, criminal justice leadership, organizational leadership, and more.

    .It includes public federal universities (UNAM, Instituto Politécnico Nacional, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, Universidad Pedagógica Nacional, Universidad del Ejercito y la Fuerza Aérea, Colegio de México, Universidad Autónoma de Chapingo, Universidad Autónoma Agraria Antonio Narro); 35 public state universities (UPES), and a group of private institutions that feature within ECUM's selected classification data.
  • b) Result tables for the top 20 institutions in each of the data labels in this study.^ New York University (Private) 35.

    ^ Federal University of Rio de Janeiro ( ) .
    • Search by University - UTD Top 100 Research Rankings™ - SoM @ UT Dallas 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC mgmt.utdallas.edu [Source type: Academic]

    ^ Georgia Institute of Technology (Public) 35.

    .These include some of the selected universities in addition to the rest of Mexico's higher education institutions, as well as institutes, centers and other research producing organizations.
  • c) A personalized selection option from more that 600 institutions.^ The University's online masters degree programs include an MBA, M.S. in computer information technology, master of science in software and information systems, M.S. in management, master of nonprofit management, and master of education.

    ^ UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI - "U.S. News and World Report" ranks the University of Cincinnati a "top 100 public university", while "Money" magazine rates it a "top 100 elite value in higher education".

    ^ More broadly, the entire status hierarchy within higher education is based on value structures that prioritize research and scholarship over teaching.
    • Education Sector: Analysis and Perspectives: In Defense of College Rankings 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.educationsector.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    These are classified by institutional type, institutional gatherings, by activity sector or in alphabetical order.
ExECUM has been designed in order to allow users to establish comparison types and levels which they consider relevant. .For this purpose data is presented in its raw form and virtually no indicators or ponderations are built within this system.^ As indicated earlier, the raw data were then standardized using Z scores; in the final computation to obtain the rankings, the raw data were weighted so that they constituted a 25 percent importance in determining the final ranking.
  • Methodology - Forbes.com 18 September 2009 9:32 UTC www.forbes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Users can establish relationships between variables and build their own indicators according to their own need and analythical perspectives.
Based on this comparative study project, the Dirección General de Evaluación Institucional at UNAM, creators of ECUM, have published a first report called Desempeño de Universidades Mexicanas en la Función de Investigación: Estudio Comparativo providing an analysis of the data for 2007.

Criticism (North America)

.American college and university ranking systems have drawn criticism from within and outside higher education in Canada and the United States.^ California State University system Office * .
  • nsf.gov - SRS Academic Institutional Profiles (2006 Institution rankings) - US National Science Foundation (NSF) 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.nsf.gov [Source type: Academic]

^ State University College at Brockport (div 3) .
  • Swimming World Magazine | College Recruit Ranking System 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.takeyourmarks.com [Source type: Academic]

^ Massachusetts State College system office * .
  • nsf.gov - SRS Academic Institutional Profiles (2006 Institution rankings) - US National Science Foundation (NSF) 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.nsf.gov [Source type: Academic]

Some institutions critical of the ranking systems include Reed College, Alma College, Mount Holyoke College, St. John's College, Earlham College, MIT, and Stanford University.

2007 movement

.On 19 June 2007, during the annual meeting of the Annapolis Group, members discussed the letter to college presidents asking them not to participate in the "reputation survey" section of the U.S. News and World Report survey (this section comprises 25% of the ranking).^ "U.S. News and World Report" ranks Drexel among the nation's best colleges and universities.

^ Colleges love the free publicity of the annual U.S. News & World Report's college rankings.
  • FARK.com: (3004082) Colleges love the free publicity of the annual U.S. News & World Report's college rankings. Unless, of course, it is a negative assessment. Then they should DIAF 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.fark.com [Source type: Academic]

^ FARK.com: (3004082) Colleges love the free publicity of the annual U.S. News & World Report's college rankings.
  • FARK.com: (3004082) Colleges love the free publicity of the annual U.S. News & World Report's college rankings. Unless, of course, it is a negative assessment. Then they should DIAF 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.fark.com [Source type: Academic]

.As a result, "a majority of the approximately 80 presidents at the meeting said that they did not intend to participate in the U.S. News reputational rankings in the future."^ First, because they tend to conflate critiques of specific rankings—nearly always those published by U.S. News— with critiques of rankings per se .
  • Education Sector: Analysis and Perspectives: In Defense of College Rankings 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.educationsector.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ If presidents of some of the nation's top liberal arts colleges get their way, they will no longer be included in the U.S. News and World Report's influential collegiate ranking system.
  • Colleges and Universities: News & Videos about Colleges and Universities - CNN.com 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC topics.cnn.com [Source type: News]

^ The ranking of COMSATS will improve in few years, because i think they have hired alot of PHD’s and have new equipped labs and have started research in their new campus.
  • HEC University Rankings — Pro-Pakistan 18 September 2009 9:32 UTC www.pro-pakistan.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[65] .However, the decision to fill out the reputational survey or not will be left up to each individual college as: "the Annapolis Group is not a legislative body and any decision about participating in the US News rankings rests with the individual institutions."^ "U.S. News and World Report" ranks Drexel among the nation's best colleges and universities.

^ There are other cases of accomplished individuals who simply refuse to fill out the forms and are thus not included.
  • Methodology - Forbes.com 18 September 2009 9:32 UTC www.forbes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ By recording the college attendance of individuals in Who's Who, the rankings account for the achievement of individuals once they leave college.
  • Methodology - Forbes.com 18 September 2009 9:32 UTC www.forbes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[66] .The statement also said that its members "have agreed to participate in the development of an alternative common format that presents information about their colleges for students and their families to use in the college search process."^ Money Magazine: Avoid These Hidden Money Traps Helpful advice for your college search from our exclusive poll of students .
  • Colleges and Universities: News & Videos about Colleges and Universities - CNN.com 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC topics.cnn.com [Source type: News]

^ More importantly, it's the wrong solution, one the runs against the principles that colleges and universities themselves use when presenting data to the world.
  • Education Sector: Analysis and Perspectives: In Defense of College Rankings 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.educationsector.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In other words, it's about that time when parents and students begin to get nervous about the final step to the college application process: financial aid.
  • Colleges and Universities: News & Videos about Colleges and Universities - CNN.com 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC topics.cnn.com [Source type: News]

[66] This database will be web based and developed in conjunction with higher education organizations including the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities and the Council of Independent Colleges.
U.S. News and World Report editor Robert Morse issued a response on 22 June 2007, in which he argued:
."in terms of the peer assessment survey, we at U.S. News firmly believe the survey has significant value because it allows us to measure the "intangibles" of a college that we can't measure through statistical data.^ We would have loved to have data on the amount of student engagement in the learning process, measured by the National Survey of Student Engagement which is administered at many, but not all schools, and whose results are very often not made public by the relevant universities and colleges.
  • Methodology - Forbes.com 18 September 2009 9:32 UTC www.forbes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ This feature also allows us to include good schools, such as Sarah Lawrence college, that do not participate in the popular USNWR survey.
  • Methodology - Forbes.com 18 September 2009 9:32 UTC www.forbes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Your progress is determined by your ability to pass rigorous assessments that measure your knowledge and skills as you move through your degree program.

.Plus, the reputation of a school can help get that all-important first job and plays a key part in which grad school someone will be able to get into.^ My undergrad in the top 20 and, in the only source that tried to rank my field, my grad school was high, too, but I'm convinced all the rankings are quite useless.
  • FARK.com: (3004082) Colleges love the free publicity of the annual U.S. News & World Report's college rankings. Unless, of course, it is a negative assessment. Then they should DIAF 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.fark.com [Source type: Academic]

^ Um, that's how a large part of the rankings are determined for the grad schools and the undergrad programs.
  • FARK.com: (3004082) Colleges love the free publicity of the annual U.S. News & World Report's college rankings. Unless, of course, it is a negative assessment. Then they should DIAF 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.fark.com [Source type: Academic]

^ Reputation is an important factor in choosing a school, but schools with excellent reputations within their communities, states, or regions may not be well known in other parts of the country.
  • FARK.com: (3004082) Colleges love the free publicity of the annual U.S. News & World Report's college rankings. Unless, of course, it is a negative assessment. Then they should DIAF 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.fark.com [Source type: Academic]

The peer survey is by nature subjective, but the technique of asking industry leaders to rate their competitors is a commonly accepted practice. The results from the peer survey also can act to level the playing field between private and public colleges."[67]
In reference to the alternative database discussed by the Annapolis Group, Morse also argued:
."It's important to point out that the Annapolis Group's stated goal of presenting college data in a common format has been tried before [...] U.S. News has been supplying this exact college information for many years already.^ Rankings are a great source of information on types of college degrees because they provide information on student to faculty ratios, admission and drop out rates, costs for in state and out of state students and total enrollment statistics.
  • College and University Programs by Type of Degree | Business.com 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.business.com [Source type: General]

^ More importantly, it's the wrong solution, one the runs against the principles that colleges and universities themselves use when presenting data to the world.
  • Education Sector: Analysis and Perspectives: In Defense of College Rankings 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.educationsector.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ State university tuition has leaped 40 percent in the past five years, hitting the three out of four American college students who attend public universities.
  • Colleges and Universities: News & Videos about Colleges and Universities - CNN.com 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC topics.cnn.com [Source type: News]

And it appears that NAICU will be doing it with significantly less comparability and functionality. .U.S. News first collects all these data (using an agreed-upon set of definitions from the Common Data Set).^ Even if all colleges boycott US News, it'll only be a matter of time until a new ranking system comes into use.
  • FARK.com: (3004082) Colleges love the free publicity of the annual U.S. News & World Report's college rankings. Unless, of course, it is a negative assessment. Then they should DIAF 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.fark.com [Source type: Academic]

^ While ignoring the variables listed above, as do all numbers-based ranking systems, the U.S. News rankings purport to be derived from mathematical formulae based on data common to all law schools.
  • FARK.com: (3004082) Colleges love the free publicity of the annual U.S. News & World Report's college rankings. Unless, of course, it is a negative assessment. Then they should DIAF 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.fark.com [Source type: Academic]

^ George Kuh, founder and director of NSSE, recently objected to using NSSE data to characterize the whole of an institution, as all institution-level rankings do.
  • Education Sector: Analysis and Perspectives: In Defense of College Rankings 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.educationsector.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Then we post the data on our website in easily accessible, comparable tables. .In other words, the Annapolis Group and the others in the NAICU initiative actually are following the lead of U.S. News."^ In other words, a university could respond to the graduation rate incentive built into the U.S. News rankings by choosing to lie, compromise its academic integrity, betray its commitment to underserved students, or actually try to help its students graduate.
  • Education Sector: Analysis and Perspectives: In Defense of College Rankings 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.educationsector.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In other words, if you're not 100 percent sure #10 is actually #10 and not #12, you shouldn't say it's #10.
  • Education Sector: Analysis and Perspectives: In Defense of College Rankings 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.educationsector.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[67]
In 1996, according to Gerhard Casper, then-president of Stanford University, US News & World Report simply changes the formulas used to calculated financial resources:
.Knowing that universities - and, in most cases, the statistics they submit - change little from one year to the next, I can only conclude that what are changing are the formulas the magazine's number massagers employ.^ In most cases, practicing pharmacists may complete the program (Pharm.D.) in three years without interrupting their careers.

^ There's precedent for this—numerous universities have been exposed lying about graduation rates, SAT scores, admission rates, and other statistics submitted to U.S. News.
  • Education Sector: Analysis and Perspectives: In Defense of College Rankings 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.educationsector.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Most of the information used by U.S. News is publicly available and all of it is replaceable—the magazine has already indicated that if university presidents and provosts boycott the reputational survey in sufficient numbers, the magazine will simply survey someone else.
  • Education Sector: Analysis and Perspectives: In Defense of College Rankings 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.educationsector.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

And, indeed, there is marked evidence of that this year. .In the category "Faculty resources," even though few of us had significant changes in our faculty or student numbers, our class sizes, or our finances, the rankings' producers created a mad scramble in rank order [...data...].^ If a number of the factors are not integral factors which you would take into consideration when making your final decision as to which school you will attend, then the order of the rankings may not actually be significant for you.
  • Top 50 Colleges Ranked For 2009 - The best colleges & universities in the United States 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.collegecrunch.org [Source type: Academic]

^ Actually this ranking criteria depends upon many factors like Faculty, Students, Research and Facilities.
  • HEC University Rankings — Pro-Pakistan 18 September 2009 9:32 UTC www.pro-pakistan.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ These rankings provide interesting data for students who might be interested in ROTC or public service.

.Then there is "Financial resources," where Stanford dropped from #6 to #9, Harvard from #5 to #7. Our resources did not fall; did other institutions' rise so sharply?^ Confining comparisons to small groups of like institutions—based on resources or other factors—obscures one of the most important choices students make: which small group to choose among.
  • Education Sector: Analysis and Perspectives: In Defense of College Rankings 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.educationsector.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.I infer that, in each case, the formulas were simply changed, with notification to no one, not even your readers, who are left to assume that some schools have suddenly soared, others precipitously plummeted.^ NORTHERN ARIZONA UNIVERSITY - Northern Arizona University, accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, is one of three public universities in Arizona (the University of Arizona and Arizona State University are the others).

^ The four year school offers two associate degree programs; one in horticulture and the other in general studies.
  • Top 50 Colleges Ranked For 2009 - The best colleges & universities in the United States 10 February 2010 13:36 UTC www.collegecrunch.org [Source type: Academic]

^ The school of education offers two masters degrees online, one in administration, the other in curriculum and instruction.

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See also

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