The Gustavus Adolphus has lined up Gustavus Adolphus College’s “awards” among this year’s college rankings results in its recent article, What do rankings really mean? Pretty nifty. But how much do students and others pay attention to them? Apparently, not too many who are familiar with American higher education. Robert Morse, director of data resources Read more

First-year graduate student and Public Insight Network member Ian Yue explains why he thinks why schools affiliated with a religion might suffer a disadvantage in college rankings: “For example, the undergraduate academic reputation (22.5% of the ranking) of a school may be looked down upon if those providing a judgment have negative opinions of faith-based Read more

Just had to chuckle when I came across this Minnesota blogger’s home-brewed set of university rankings. Comprehensive. Scientific. Unbiased. 1. St. Cloud State University; St. Cloud, Minnesota 2. University of North Dakota; Grand Forks, North Dakota 3. Harvard University; Cambridge, Massechusetts 4. Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Cambridge, Massechusetts 5. Northwestern University; Evanston, Illinois 6. Stanford Read more

The College of St. Scholastica has been ranked 34th best college in the nation for military veterans by the Military Times Edge magazine — one of four Minnesota nonprofit and for-profit colleges. The magazine ranked colleges according to the financial assistance they give vets, academic flexibility, campus culture (such as ROTC programs and percentage of Read more