ERIC Number: EJ627896
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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A Principal Component Analysis of the "U.S. News & World Report" Tier Rankings of Colleges and Universities.
Webster, Thomas J.
Economics of Education Review, v20 n3 p235-44 Jun 2001
Utilizes principal-component regression analysis to examine the relative contributions of 11 ranking criteria used to construct a periodical's tier rankings of national universities. Although "U.S. News & World Report" assigns the greatest weight to academic reputation, enrolled students' average SAT scores constitute the most significant ranking criterion. (Contains 20 references.) (MLH)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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