Entries tagged with ‘Rankings’

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Measuring What Matters

College rankings and ratings have been in the news, and Gustavus constituencies are following the headlines. The debate going on in the public forum is rich and important. To make matters more interesting, at a time of great institutional robustness and milestone achievements, Gustavus nevertheless recently found itself drawn briefly into ongoing controversy surrounding one popular rankings outlet.

Alive and Well in St. Peter: Gustavus Responds to <i>U.S. News</i> "Unranking"

U.S. News & World Report recently released its 2008 "America's Best Colleges" rankings. Gustavus and 17 other institutions appeared under a new ratings category called "Unranked." This move evidently results from confusion over how and whether Gustavus uses test scores in its admission process.

Gustavus Again Ranked with Liberal Arts Colleges

Gustavus Adolphus College is once again ranked among the top liberal arts colleges in the nation by U.S. News and World Report's annual college rankings. Gustavus is one of six Minnesota colleges in the top 100 national liberal arts colleges for overall quality.

New Carnegie Classification for Gustavus, All Schools

Today (Nov. 17), the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching released a new classification system for institutions of higher education. The original system, created more than 30 years ago, provided a classification of institutions for the purpose of higher education research. The foundation had previously adjusted the categories several times to reflect changes in education, but this is the most comprehensive revision of the system to date.