Improving a school's U.S. News and World Report ranking

Konstantinos Tsakalis, Joseph C. Palais

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In this paper we analyze the 2002 U.S. News and World Report rankings of universities offering graduate programs in engineering. We show that a reasonably simple model, whose independent variables are derived from the intuitive causal relationships among the various performance sub-measures, can represent the data. The results can be used to quantify the choice of an efficient policy for improving a school's ranking.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)259-263
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Engineering Education
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 2004


  • School rankings
  • School-evaluation metrics
  • U.S. News and World Report

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • General Engineering


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