College Rankings Need More Focus on Graduation Rates of Low-Income Students
Bridget Burns, The Washington Post
This time of year always brings a robust debate over college rankings—which ones matter most, and whether to trust what they value. Too often, rankings have asked America’s college and university leaders to face the tough choice of investing in students from low-income families or weeding them out in a quest for prestige.
As a nation, we need to know which colleges are serving low-income students well. The goal should not be to praise or shame, but to find out what's working and then replicate it.