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ERIC Number: EJ870409
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Dec
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-0964-5292
Religious Penalty in the U.S. News & World Report College Rankings
Baumann, Robert W.; Chu, David K. W.; Anderton, Charles H.
Education Economics, v17 n4 p491-504 Dec 2009
Since its debut in 1983, the "U.S. News & World Report College Guide" has become the premier "consumer report" of higher education. We find that peer assessment, which is the largest component of the "U.S. News & World Report" ranking function, contains a penalty for religiously affiliated schools that is independent of the other "U.S. News & World Report" variables and several proxies for quality. Possible explanations of the religious penalty include taste-based discrimination, perceived differences in the quality of the curriculum, and strategic voting by college administrators. (Contains 5 tables and 10 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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