Wall Street Journal and Times Higher Education Debut New College Rankings

SCOREBOARD SAYS: The Times Higher Education and The Wall Street Journal introduced a new set of U.S. college rankings. Are another set of “top institutions” really necessary? THE and WSJ says its list of 1,000 schools is different because of its “focus on what students get out of a school, not how hard it is to get in.”

The new list incorporates results from a survey of 100,000 college students, who answered questions about experience with faculty, collaboration, among others, to determine the schools “engagement score.”

The usual suspects top the charts: Stanford is No. 1, and Princeton and the California Institute of Technology are in the top 10. Public universities don’t appear in the top 20, because the rankings take resources into account, WSJ reports.

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