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Thursday, March 6, 2014

Whackademia Quote: Ranking the Universities That Cheat to Raise Their Rankings.

     It's a crazy era. College degrees--and law school degrees and business school degrees--are worth less and less. A wide swath of America is beginning to experience a slow demographic decline in the number of high school graduates. And, amazingly, colleges continue to defy every law of supply and demand by raising costs more and more.

     It can't possibly be too surprising to anyone that a bunch of bastions of higher education are also cheating like hell when it comes to the college ranking game. While the problem of book-cooking may very well be much more widespread, these ten schools have been busted for inflating various numbers and falsely enhancing their academic reputations, usually in the U.S. News rankings.

l. George Washington University (Washington, D.C.)
2. Bucknell University (Pennsylvania)
3. Villanova University (Pennsylvania)
4. University of Illinois
5. York College of Pennsylvania
6. University of Mary Hardin-Baylor (Texas)
7. Claremont McKenna College (California)
8. Tulane University (Louisiana)
9. Emory University (Georgia)
10. Flagler University (Florida)

Eric Owens, "Scumbag Colleges: The Daily Caller's Definitive List," The Daily Caller, March 2, 2014

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