I Hate Rankings Except For These

Just thought I’d link to the Washington Monthly’s annual university and liberal arts rankings, which unlike U.S. News & World Report rankings, try to measure the positive impact an institution has for the country rather than on the future earnings prospects of its graduates. WaMo base this social value on three rough measurements: social mobility, research, and service to the community.

Anyway, Since a blog post would be nothing without a healthy dose of narcissism and self-indulgence, I’ll take this time to note also that Haverford comes out pretty well at #5. Of course, it’s also worth highlighting any ranking system that puts Duke at #32 33.


One Response to “I Hate Rankings Except For These”

  1. Mike Says:

    Yes, ranking powerhouses like #6 South Carolina State University definitely gives credence to WaMo’s model.

    Especially since one of the key factors weighed is how your actual graduation rate compares to your expected … SCSU’s stellar 45% actual belies their conservative 22% estimate, for the #1 graduation rate rank in the nation!

    ps … It’s 33, not 32. We aren’t here for the good of your community; we’re here for ourselves.

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