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ERIC Number: EJ1164391
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 28
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0162-5748
Revisiting the Relationship between Institutional Rank and Student Engagement
Zilvinskis, John; Louis Rocconi
Review of Higher Education, v41 n2 p253-280 Win 2018
College rankings dominate the conversation regarding quality in postsecondary education. However, the criteria used to rank institutions often have nothing to do with the quality of education students receive. A decade ago, Pike (2004) demonstrated that institutional rank had little association with student involvement in educational activities. In a reprise of Pike's research, the current study examines the relationship between three institutional ranking schemes, "U.S. News, Forbes," and "Washington Monthly" and student engagement, as measured by the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE). Findings reveal few relationships exist between NSSE's measures of student engagement and the three institutional ranking schemes, except for a modest negative relationship between rank and student-faculty interactions.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Survey of Student Engagement
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