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Using (And Abusing) Data To Rank Colleges

Last week, U.S. News and World Report dropped George Washington University from their all-important "Best Colleges" list over inflated data. Some are questioning the value of those rankings, and asking why potentially more useful information about graduation rates and post-graduation salaries aren't collected or shared consistently. As college application deadlines near, we look at what information is and isn't available to students.

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