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December 15, 2011

College Trustees Hesitant to Proactively Push for Major Reform

For higher education reform to take hold, many say college trustees need to become advocates for change. Yet a new report out today finds many governing boards are caught up instead on short-term challenges on their campuses and defer to the institution's leadership. Still on the Sidelines: What Ro...

September 13, 2011

U.S. News Best Colleges List Unveiled Today

It's out. U.S. News and World Report has posted its 2012 Best Colleges rankings.

September 06, 2011

U.S. News' Best-Colleges List to Include For-Profit Schools

The 2012 U.S. News and World Reports' Best Colleges ranking to be released on Sept. 13 will include for the first time for-profit colleges and universities that grant bachelor's degrees and are regionally accredited—many of which are online programs. The news came in an article about the meth...

August 31, 2011

Off-Beat Lists Rank Schools on Food, Rigor, Happiness

Looking for some quirky ways to pick a college? Check out Newsweek's Best Colleges For You,—25 lists ranking schools based on everything from best food to most beautiful. After all, the magazine notes, who wants to go hungry or spend four years in Uglyville? Some lists, however, are more seriou...

May 19, 2011

Counselors Have Negative Opinion of U.S. News College List

They don't like how the list is generated, the impact the rankings have on how schools operate, or find it useful in narrowing the college search, but they know they have to deal with it.

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