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College Rankings Fail to Measure the Influence of the Institution

Oct 01, 2015

But [Jonathan Rothwell] acknowledged that liberal arts programs and programs that train students for lower-paying fields were valuable to both individuals and society. "If your only goal is to make as much money as possible, you should study engineering, computer science, biology or business," he said. "But most people are interested in more than just making money."


So, for the benefit of those people, I asked Mr. Rothwell to do a ranking that deleted the curriculum component and identified the highest "value added" colleges regardless of major. I’m calling this the Brookings-Common Sense ranking. Here’s the top 10:


1. Colgate University


2. Carleton College


3. Washington and Lee University


4. Westmont College


5. Kenyon College


6. Wagner College


Read the full article from The New York Times here