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Farrell, Elizabeth F.; Van Der Werf, Martin – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2007
While some colleges claim not to care what "U.S. News & World Report" says, and experts cite problems in the way its annual rankings are done, many institutions scramble to improve their positions. There are well-documented examples of institutions that have solicited nominal donations from alumni to boost their percentage of giving, encouraged…
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, Academic Achievement, Institutional Characteristics, Publicity