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Winners & Losers in U.S. News’ Ranking

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Some good news for DePaul! Rick Salisbury forwarded me this article which demonstrates that DePaul’s Kellstadt Graduate School of Business jumped 19 points in the U.S. News 2012 ranking of best business schools. This is the second largest gain (after Case Western’s 28 point gain). This brings the ranking for the KGSB to 70.

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Gaming the College Rankings

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DePaul’s own Jon Boeckenstedt was quoted in a New York Times piece yesterday. The article (Gaming the College Rankings) is a short but worthwhile read, that covers some of the inherent gaming of the system that takes place with university ranking. Anyway, here is the quote:

“The reliance on this is out of hand,” said Jon Boeckenstedt, the associate vice president who oversees admissions at DePaul University in Chicago. “It’s a nebulous thing, comparing the value of a college education at one institution to another, so parents and students and counselors focus on things that give them the illusion of precision.”

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