College ranking lists: Abundant but not so influential

Stefanie Botelho's picture
Friday, August 15, 2014

A new college ranking list declares Babson College – a small, business-oriented school in Massachusetts – the best value school in the nation, above traditional favorites like Harvard and Princeton.

The list, published by Money magazine July 28, assesses which colleges give students the best "bang for their tuition buck" by measuring educational quality, affordability and career outcomes.

It's the most recent addition to the college ranking game, which includes such prominent players as U.S. News and World Report, Forbes and Princeton Review.

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