Mar 152012

It is easy to get caught up in college and university rankings, or league tables as they are called in the UK, so it is always important to understand just how a set of rankings compares institutions. University World News recently published this article on what the rankings do and do not measure: Eight years of ranking: What have we learned?

Lynn O’Shaugnessy, who writes for CBS Money Watch as well as her own College Solution blog, attacks the same topic but focuses on the US News & World Report college rankings, the best known but highly controversial rankings of US colleges and universities:¬† How College Rankings Can Hurt You.

Lynn also discusses one way to gain some insight into how good the teaching at a specific institution might be in her article about the website This website covers colleges and universities in the US, Canada, England, Scotland and Wales.

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