Why College Ratings Are Better Than Rankings: A Wiser Way To A College Choice
This post was written by our friends at forbes.com
Parents go to great lengths to help their children make the best college choice; they often rely on rankings, even though they may not be the best way to choose. There is in fact a big difference between college rankings and ratings, as a proponent of the latter explained to me. If Edward "Ted" Fiske didn't create the college guidebook genre 31 years ago, he may well have perfected it. The Fiske Guide to Colleges 2016 started off as The New York Times Selective Guide to Colleges when he was Education Editor of the Times. Because Ted has been looking at this landscape for decades, I asked him some questions. Along the way, he explained why ratings are better than rankings.
August 31, 2015