Do college rankings still matter? Unfrotunately the most commonly used rankings are limited in the kind of data they supply to students. Rankings still matter though, perhaps now more than ever.
The current "one-size-fits-all" rankings regime creates a winner take all environment where institutions are rewarded for investing in things having little to do with education and brand is what is optimized for, not learning. This arms race occurs at every stratum of higher education, with each institution trying to beat out its nearest peers, not just the upper echelons.
Where the real game will be won and lost. How do you stack up?
Why smart colleges don't try and be all things to all students.
Students have many choices. Why should they choose you?
Should more liberal arts colleges follow the lead of Franklin Pierce University and drop their under-performing majors? We think so, and here's why.