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Thursday, September 5, 2019

2020 Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings

WSJ THE2020 Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings (methodology):

Outcomes (40%):

  • Graduation rate (11%)
  • Value added to graduate salary (12%)
  • Debt after graduation (7%)
  • Academic reputation (10%)

Resources (30%):

  • Finance per student (11%)
  • Faculty per student (11%)
  • Research papers per faculty (8%)

Engagement (20%):

  • Student engagement (7%)
  • Student recommendation (6%)
  • Interaction with teachers and students (4%)
  • Number of accredited programs (3%)

Environment (10%):

  • Proportion of international students (2%)
  • Student diversity (3%) 
  • Student inclusion (2%)
  • Staff diversity (3%)

The fourth annual WSJ/THE rankings list 801 schools. Here are the Top 10:

WSJ Top 10

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Comments

Value added to graduate salary (12%)
Debt after graduation (7%)
Finance per student (11%)
Faculty per student (11%)
Research papers per faculty (8%)

So 49% of the ranking explicitly rewards pedigree and financial resources for the sake of having pedigree and financial resources. It's difficult to make USNWR's rankings look egalitarian and unbiased, but...

Academic reputation (10%)

Posted by: Unemployed Northeastern | Sep 5, 2019 1:44:49 PM

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