A few weeks ago, I wrote on the U.S News Best Colleges for 2011. One of my observations was that the rankings seemed to favor small, highly-selective and well-endowed private schools over larger public state universities. Indeed for 2011, no state school cracked the top 20 national universities, and only two, Berkeley and UCLA, made the top 25.
Not to be outdone, the Wall Street Journal just published its top schools as rated by corporate recruiters, but with very different findings. Of the top 25 schools in their rankings, all but six are public, state universities, and it seems those with the very largest enrollments, such as Penn State, Texas A&M, Illinois, Purdue, Arizona State and Ohio State, are disproportionately represented. What gives? Are these rankings in any way “biased?"
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