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Monday, November 16, 2015

Creighton Joins Rankings Hall Of Shame; Graduation Rate Was 43%, Not 91%

CreightonU.S. News & World Report, Update to Creighton University's 2015 Best Online Programs Ranking:

Creighton University recently advised U.S. News that it misreported data that were used in the 2015 Best Online Programs rankings. The misreported data resulted in the school's numerical rank being higher than it otherwise might have been in the 2015 Best Online Graduate Business Programs rankings, which exclude MBA programs.

Because of the discrepancy in Creighton University's ranking, U.S. News has moved the school to the "Unranked" category in the 2015 Best Online Graduate Business Programs rankings on Schools in the Unranked category do not receive numerical rankings from U.S. News. ...

Creighton University advised U.S. News that it submitted an incorrect three-year graduation rate for its 2010-2011 entering class. The school told U.S. News that its correct three-year graduation rate for that class was 43 percent; it originally reported the incorrect rate of 91 percent. This is a 48 percentage-point difference.

A school's three-year graduation rate was used in the 2015 Best Online Graduate Business Programs rankings methodology. The graduation rate was weighted at 9.9 percent of the ranking formula.

Other members of the Rankings Hall of Shame:  Bucknell, Claremont McKenna, College of Charleston, Emory, George Washington, Illinois, Missouri-Kansas CityTulane, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, Villanova, and York College of Pennsylvania.

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