National Ranking Systems
- 100 Best Values in Public Colleges-100 Best Values in Private Colleges, Kiplinger's, 2008.—Commercial ranking of United States institutions based on value (cost, financial aid, quality)-separate rankings for public and private institutions.
- 25 Top Colleges for Hispanics, Hispanic Magazine.—Commercial ranking of the top United States colleges for Hispanic students based on a number of factors, including acceptance rates, graduation rates, financial aid resources, and the number of Hispanic faculty.
- America's Best Colleges, U.S. News and World Report, 2008.—The most well-known and publicized commercial ranking of U.S. institutions. Factors considered include freshman retention rate, graduation rate, faculty resources, class size, and others.
- Best 366 Colleges Rankings, The Princeton Review, 2008.—Ranking of United States institutions by category: academics, demographics, politics, and quality of life; includes 62 rankings lists across 8 categories.
- Best College for Asian Americans, Asian Nation.—Commercial ranking of the best United States institutions for Asian-American students based on statistics and student comments.
- Business School Rankings and Profiles, BusinessWeek.com.—Annual commercial ranking of United States business programs including undergraduate, MBA, and executive education.
- Index to Law School Rankings, Internet Legal Research Group.—Summary site to links to a variety of rankings of United States law schools and other rankings-related resources.
- Kurt Badenhausen, and Lesley Kump. 2001. The Rankings: The Best Bang for the Buck. Forbes, October 15.—Commercial ranking of MBA programs based on ‘return on investment’ or the comparison of tuition and average salary upon graduation; includes both rankings of programs in the United States and worldwide.
- Ordo Ludus College and University Rankings, Ordo Ludus, 2006.—Ranks U.S. institutions in four categories: academics, sports, quality of life, and cost. Most recent data is for 2006.
- Ronald Alsop. 2007. Recruiters' Top Schools. The Wall Street Journal.—Commercial rankings of MBA programs based on a survey of recruiters; includes both a ranking of programs in the United States and worldwide.
- The Washington Monthly College Rankings, Washington Monthly, 2006.—Ranks U.S. institutions in three categories: community service, research, and social mobility.
- Thomas E. Brennan's Judging the Law Schools, Internet Legal Research Group.—Ranking of United States law schools in a variety of indices, including the institutional index, faculty index, library index, diversity index, and value index.
- Top American Research Universities, The Center for Measuring University Performance, 2007.—Ranking of United States research universities based on research-related factors including total research and development expenditures, federally-sponsored R&D expenditures, and number of faculty awards. Web site includes links to a variety of rankings-related publications
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