ranking

Fake College Ranking Data

A few months ago in 2021, an ex-leader of Temple University’s business school was convicted of using fake data to artificially raise the school’s ranking. Moshe Porat, who headed Temple’s Fox School of Business and Management for 22 years until 2018, colluded with fellow employees to send false data to U.S. News and World Report, a well-known source for American college rankings. The manipulated data included the number of students sending in test scores, grades, and résumé. U.S. News subsequently listed the institution’s online business program as the top ranking for…

The Role of College Rankings Changing Over the Decades

College ranking has been around for nearly 30 years. While it may be controversial in its usefulness, it is undoubtful to ignore its influence over current society. The first college rankings were established in 1995, where it was merely a statistic and did not receive any significant recognition by prospective students. However, the demand and the popularity of college ranking have been steadily growing for the last two decades. It was shown that over 60 percent of prospective students take college ranking as a reference when deciding which college to…