College Rankings


U.S. News & World Report‘s 2012 national college and university rankings came out this week. Annual lists like these are supposed to help people compare many schools at a glance. But one college president recently criticized these rankings, saying those who compile such lists ignore an important factor when calculating the merits of a given school: the socioeconomic diversity of its student body.

Guest: Catharine Bond Hill, President of Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

Read President Hill’s editorial from Inside Higher Ed, “Diversity and the Rankings” (9/12/2011)