The relative contribution of department ranking to college ranking in engineering graduate program rankings conducted by U.S. News and World Report

Bruce A. Vojak, James V. Carnahan, Raymond L. Price

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College rankings conducted by various popular magazines have generated both considerable interest and controversy, with concerns focused both on the formulas used by the magazines and the data supplied by the ranked schools. The present work seeks to circumvent the confounding nature of these issues by considering only "reputation" rankings by academics and using the discrepancy between college rankings and departmental rankings to provide insight into how the rankings of various departments contribute to the rank of the college they comprise. In this work, we present an analysis of 12 years of U.S. News and World Report graduate school "reputation" rankings for engineering colleges and departments, using it to reveal the relative perceived contributions of various disciplines to college rank.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5913-5926
Number of pages14
JournalASEE Annual Conference Proceedings
StatePublished - Dec 1 2002
Event2002 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition: Vive L'ingenieur - Montreal, Que., Canada
Duration: Jun 16 2002Jun 19 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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