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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||14|
|Journal||ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings|
|State||Published - Dec 1 2002|
|Event||2002 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition: Vive L'ingenieur - Montreal, Que., Canada|
Duration: Jun 16 2002 → Jun 19 2002
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