Category Archives: Stats and Surveys

Top 25 Universities for Silicon Valley Hires: 17 Are Public

The website Quartz just published a list of the universities that place the highest number of grads at tech firms in Silicon Valley. “The most coveted jobs are in Silicon Valley, and most selective US universities are members of the Ivy … Continue reading

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Money Magazine Best Values 2017: CUNY Baruch, Michigan, UC’s, UVA Lead Publics

The new rankings from Money are out, and public colleges and universities account for 27 of the top 50 best values in 2017. These rankings are likely the best college rankings overall, given their balanced approach. As Jeffrey J. Selingo writes … Continue reading

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Top Honors Programs, Honors Components Only

So, what do we mean by “honors components only”? In our 2016 ratings review, we listed the honors programs and colleges that received an overall five “mortarboard” rating. One component of the rating model used in order to determine the leading … Continue reading

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Update No. 3: The 2016 Edition Is Coming Soon, with Important Changes

By John Willingham, Editor The 2016 edition will have a new name– Inside Honors: Ratings and Reviews of 60 Public University Honors Programs. It is in the final proofing stage now. The goal is to publish in late September. Each … Continue reading

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Update: 2016 Edition of Honors Ratings and Reviews

By John Willingham, Editor After three months of analyzing data, we are almost at the point of rating at least 50 honors programs, writing their profiles, and adding another 10 or so summary reviews (unrated). What I can say now … Continue reading

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Florida, Maryland, and Washington Will Soon Use Only the New Coalition App

Three prominent public universities–Florida, Maryland, and Washington–will begin using the application process developed by the Coalition for Access, Affordability, and Success (CAAS), a recently formed consortium of more than 90 leading public and private colleges and universities. Our guess is … Continue reading

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Poets & Quants Composite MBA Rankings 2015 List 24 Public Programs in Top 50

The annual composite MBA rankings compiled by John A. Byrne at Poets & Quants combines rankings from the “five most influential rankings and weighs each of them by the soundness of their methodologies” in order to yield “a more credible … Continue reading

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We Vote for US News Global Rankings vs Times Higher Ed World Rankings

The annual Times Higher Education World University Rankings have had the strongest presence in the ranking “world” since 2004, but here’s one vote for the U.S. News Best Global Universities rankings being better even though they have been around only … Continue reading

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Estimated Class Sizes: More Than 90 National Universities

Parents and prospective students are often interested in the average size of course sections. Assessing class size is extremely difficult because, first, a “class” has to be defined. Why is that difficult? Some main sections (often in intro science, economics, … Continue reading

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Expert on International Higher Ed: “Un-Excellence” Initiatives Aimed at Public Universities Harm U.S. Standing in the World

Editor’s note: This post updated on October 1, 2016, after release of Times Higher Ed Rankings for 2016. It is likely that Philip G. Altbach, a research professor and the founding director of the Center for International Higher Education at … Continue reading

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