Skip to comments.Why Forbes Removed 4 Schools From Its America's Best Colleges Rankings
Posted on 07/28/2013 7:29:40 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
Sometime in 2004 Richard C. Vos, the admission dean at Claremont McKenna College, a highly regarded liberal arts school outside Los Angeles, developed a novel way to meet the school presidents demands to improve the quality of incoming classes. He would simply lie.
Over the next seven years Vos provided falsified datathe numbers behind our ranking of Claremont McKenna in Americas Top Collegesto the Education Department and others, artificially increasing SAT and ACT scores and lowering the admission rate, providing the illusion, if not the reality, that better students were coming to Claremont McKenna. He got away with it thanks to a disturbing lack of oversight; he was trusted to hand-calculate the data and submit it without review.
What had made this longtime employee break bad? He felt the same pressure to deliver as any executive does, Claremont McKenna spokesman Max Benavidez says. (Vos, who resigned in January 2012, couldnt be reached for comment.)
Just as an analysts upgrade can spark a rally in a specific stock, a colleges move up the rankings usually results in a financial windfall. Theres institutional pressure at colleges to achieve at all levels, and that includes rankings, says Troy Onink, a college planning expert and FORBES contributor. Its a hypercompetitive world for the best students and for that tuition revenue.
Claremont McKenna isnt the only top college that lied. Bucknell University doctored SAT results from 2006 to 2012; Emory University provided numbers for admitted students rather than enrolled ones for more than a decade; and Iona College lied about acceptance and graduation rates, SAT scores and alumni giving for nine years starting in 2002.
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I worked in academia once. All they do is lie so that they can get funding. Liars all, even at your favorite local state college whether you believe it or not.
This ranking isn’t legit without the University of Phoenix and Devry.
You are so right, the whole “academic” complex from pre-K to Ph.D. is fraudulent.
I believe it.
Color me surprised /sarc
Any school with an Education department is automatically disqualified on my list.
What!? The school that hosts the Jimmy Carter Center for World Peace without Jews is telling falsehoods?
Claremont Hate Crime Called Hoax
LA Times (FR thread) | March 17. 2004 | Joy Buchanan, Kristina Sauerwein and Stuart Silverstein
A week after a reported campus hate crime drew national attention, sparked protests and shut down the prestigious Claremont Colleges, police on Wednesday called the incident a hoax staged by a professor who slashed tires, shattered windows and spray-painted racist graffiti on her own car.
Claremont McKenna College psychology professor Kerri Dunn, who had told police that her car was vandalized as she spoke at a March 9 forum on racism, was identified by two eyewitnesses as the person who damaged the auto, authorities said Wednesday.
Professor Kerri Dunn vandalized her own car and then led "Stop The Hate" rallies on campus.
There shouldn’t be any public funding of any colleges ever. The conflict of interest is massive and it makes for a hotbed of corruption.
Liberals and the NEA have so corrupted the system that it should be ended and started over from scratch to ever have any chance to be worthy of educating again.
the new wave of college education will be online...
Western Governors Association offers college and grad school classes for about 1/2 the price of other online for profit "colleges"...
If there is one thing a liberal can’t stand, it’s intolerance.
And all these years Forbes published the bogus data without double checking? And now they’re shocked. Shocked! Whatever.
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