The ‘U.S. News’ College Rankings: a Modest Proposal
As I enter my 16th year as a college president, it is long past time for me to correct an oversight about which I have been in recent times most troubled.
I want to thank the good people at U.S. News & World Report for generously and wisely deciding to rank colleges and universities. While I recognize that the college rankings might not have the same value to society as other projects of U.S. News, such as "The Best States for Recreational Marijuana" or "The Best Full-Size Pick-Up Trucks," it is important nonetheless to acknowledge a job supremely well done.
Originally published: August 21, 2018
Author: Brian Rosenberg
Institution: Macalester College
Published by: The Chronicle of Higher Ed