2014 Rankings

Posted on July 30th, 2014, by Leave a comment

2014 Forbes/CCAP list of America’s Best Colleges 2014 Ranking of America’s Best Colleges (pdf) This includes the complete list of all 650 schools, along with each institution’s Carnegie Classification, public or private control and 2014 score and rank. For full coverage and profile data on all 650 top schools, visit Forbes.com Top 25 Best Value Colleges (pdf) This […]

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Money Magazine’s College Rankings

Money Magazine released a list of the best colleges and universities for your money earlier this week. Who ranks as #1 in this ranking? Babson College, a school dedicated to teaching its students business and entrepreneurship.  While the BBA (Bachelor of Business Administration) is the only degree offered at Babson, students see high return on […]

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How Not to Criticize College Rankings

Posted on April 15th, 2014, by 1 Comment

When a college ranking is released or updated, backlash inevitably follows. Usually, colleges who performed poorly lead the charge, but it’s also a reaction against a root issue. Higher education is so diverse that it’s impossible to objectively compare schools. Which is great! Diversity gives students a wide swath to pursue their education. Universities can […]

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2013 Rankings

Posted on July 24th, 2013, by Leave a comment

For specific inquiries regarding the 2013 Forbes/CCAP rankings, please contact: Mr. Anthony Hennen. For full coverage, visit the complete college list, along with the profiles of all 650 schools, at Forbes.com America’s Best Colleges (pdf) This includes the complete list of all 650 schools, along with each institution’s Carnegie Classification, public or private control and 2013 score and rank. […]

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2012 Rankings

Posted on August 3rd, 2012, by Leave a comment

For specific inquiries regarding the 2011 Forbes/CCAP rankings, please contact: Mr. Jonathan Robe. For full coverage, visit the complete college list, along with the profiles of all 650 schools, at Forbes.com America’s Best Colleges (pdf) This includes the complete list of all 650 schools, along with each institution’s Carnegie Classification, public or private control and 2012 score […]

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2012 Forbes/CCAP College Rankings Released

Posted on August 2nd, 2012, by 1 Comment

Perhaps the single thing that the Center of College Affordability and Productivity (CCAP) does each year that garners the most public attention is prepare for Forbes its rankings of U.S. colleges and universities. It is a formidable task, this year involving 19 persons. We pride ourselves that are rankings are based primarily on outcomes/satisfaction based […]

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Running as Fast as Possible Away from Rankings

Posted on February 3rd, 2012, by Comments Off

The world of college rankings is full of ironies, not the least of which is the fact that the man whose name is associated more than any other with college rankings

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Richard Vedder Discusses Forbes/CCAP Rankings for the WSJ

Posted on August 9th, 2011, by Leave a comment

Richard Vedder joins Jason Riley of the Wall Street Journal to discuss CCAP’s recent release of “America’s Best Colleges.” Check it out:

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It’s August, So It Must Be Rankings Season

Posted on August 5th, 2011, by Leave a comment

The Princeton Review has released its college rankings (my university topped the party-school list, to my chagrin), and tomorrow Forbes will release its own rankings of America’s institutions, beginning a season of rankings that should get considerable media attention for the next few weeks (if not upended by federal fiscal shenanigans or the like). Full disclosure: I am […]

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2011 Rankings

Posted on August 4th, 2011, by Comments Off

For specific inquiries regarding the 2011 Forbes/CCAP rankings, please contact: Mr. Jonathan Robe. For full coverage, visit the complete college list, along with the profiles of all 650 schools, at Forbes.com America’s Best Colleges (pdf) This includes the complete list of all 650 schools, along with each institution’s Carnegie Classification, public or private control and 2011 score […]

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