The Problem with Our College Ranking System
It’s college acceptance season, with all the accompanying emotional highs and lows swirling in households across the country. I, too, am feeling the swirl, for different reasons. As this year’s applicants and families make a decision, I am at my wits’ end about how to address a persistent problem: outsized attention devoted to so-called “best” or “top” colleges and universities.
Originally published: January 25, 2023
Author: Mary Dana Hinton
Institution: Hollins University
Published by: Diverse Issues in Higher Education