College Rankings: An Alternate View

Washington Monthly released its annual college rankings this week, and black and women’s colleges are ranked next to Ivy Leagues. That’s because on this list, colleges score more points for promoting volunteer work and admitting more students with Pell Grants. NPR host Michel Martin speaks with Washington Monthly Editor-in-Chief Paul Glastris in this 10-minute piece about what he believes is wrong with how popular ranking lists work now, and what students and parents should look for in a college or university.

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