Concerns that St. John’s prez has with Obama’s college ratings proposal

St. John’s University President Michael Hemesath writes on his Quad 136 blog how the Obama administration’s recent plan to rank colleges on yet-to-be-determined metrics seems problematic:

Hemesath (SJU)

How will a rankings system affect incentives for colleges and universities? If retention becomes key, for example, there will be an obvious incentive for schools to avoid admitting students who might be a retention risk, creating an outcome that would harm exactly those students we might be most interested in providing access.

You can read his full post here.