The DOE and US College Rankings

College rankings are important to millions of incoming students a year, yet few actually know how the rankings are compiled. College rankings consider combinations of measures of wealth, demographics, student options, eventual success and other different criteria. In higher education rankings of institutions are ordered by various factors and combinations. To give viewers a clearer look at what’s involved with college rankings at the top rankings organizations; the editors at have created this graphic to explain methodologies.

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Thanks to Alibina Burn for creating this infographic!


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