The Power of College Rankings

Inside Higher Ed recently reviewed a study regarding the reaction of institutions who lose rank in the college rankings report release annually by US News and World Report.  Contrary to what one may think they might do to counter the fall and add a point of attraction, they do just the opposite. Those institutions are found to raise their tuition. You can read the full (and brief) Inside Higher Ed article here.  If you’re interested in the full study, it is contained in the article, as well. Your thoughts about this practice?