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Forbes College Rankings
http://www.forbes.com/top-colleges/list/..._Michigan_

I think there's something very odd with methods and criteria when WMU ends up behind GVSU and Andrews University.
08-02-2012 09:35 AM
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RE: Forbes College Rankings
"The rankings are based on five general categories: post graduate success (32.5%), which evaluates alumni pay and prominence, student satisfaction (27.5%), which includes professor evaluations and freshman to sophomore year retention rates, debt (17.5%), which penalizes schools for high student debt loads and default rates, four-year graduation rate (11.25%) and competitive awards (11.25%), which rewards schools whose students win prestigious scholarships and fellowships like the Rhodes, the Marshall and the Fulbright or go on to earn a Ph.D."

Full methodology here:

http://centerforcollegeaffordability.org...dology.pdf
08-02-2012 09:57 AM
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Difference in cost doesn't help in regards to WMU vs GVSU.

I don't care what their admin says, within 20 years, they will be pushing to be DI and FBS. Their growth rate has been very impressive and they have lots of potential.
08-02-2012 10:02 AM
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We're ranked just behind Boise State? **** their methodology. I don't buy anything where we're ranked behind a jumped up truck driver school.
08-02-2012 10:37 AM
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If you look at the cost line, they claim WMU costs almost 35k. Something is wrong with their data.
Western Michigan University

At a Glance
Student Population: 25,086
Undergraduate Population: 20,054
Student to Faculty Ratioa: 20:01
Total Annual Costc: $34,884
In-State Tuitionc: $9,606
Out-of-State Tuitionc: $22,338
08-02-2012 10:41 AM
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RE: Forbes College Rankings
(08-02-2012 09:35 AM)BCBronco Wrote:  http://www.forbes.com/top-colleges/list/..._Michigan_

I think there's something very odd with methods and criteria when WMU ends up behind GVSU and Andrews University.


I once knew a girl who went to Andrews...really great breasts. Forbes knows. 04-bow
08-02-2012 01:57 PM
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ALTHOUGH, she did commit suicide. So Forbes must not take NPV into account.
08-02-2012 01:57 PM
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RE: Forbes College Rankings
Read this and you'll understand just how worthless all these rankings are...

http://amzn.to/ReaZ64
08-02-2012 02:52 PM
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(08-02-2012 02:52 PM)stdatwmu Wrote:  Read this and you'll understand just how worthless all these rankings are...

http://amzn.to/ReaZ64

LOL, Zac figured out how to pay for college and not go into debt by marketing and selling a book....to other college students :)

Smart kid.
08-02-2012 02:58 PM
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(08-02-2012 02:58 PM)EA3 Wrote:  
(08-02-2012 02:52 PM)stdatwmu Wrote:  Read this and you'll understand just how worthless all these rankings are...

http://amzn.to/ReaZ64

LOL, Zac figured out how to pay for college and not go into debt by marketing and selling a book....to other college students :)

Smart kid.

Ha, yeah... not saying I agree with his view on everything.

That said, there is some great data-driven analysis in the book about rankings and other stuff.
08-06-2012 10:31 AM
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