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College and University Rankings

Tools that explain college rankings.

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Karen Downing
209 Hatcher Library

Phone: 734.615.8610

National Rankings Resources

     Current year rankings: free online access to rankings for the current year.

     Rankings from 1999-2010 available in print issues of America's Best Graduate Schools at the University of Michigan Library.

     Rankings from 1990-1998 available in print issues of U.S. News and World Report at the University of Michigan Library.

International Rankings Resources

Further Reading on College Rankings

Myers, L. & Robe, J. (2009). College rankings: History, criticism and reform. Center for College Affordability and          


Clarke, M. (2002). News or noise? An analysis of "U.S. News and World Report's" ranking scores. Educational Measurement:

Issues and Practice, 21(4), 39-48.


This guide was authored by Marley Kalt, in conjunction with Karen Downing and with input by Scott Dennis.