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• College and University Rankings — Online Sites and Controversy
Extensive collection of a variety of college rankings sources. Also contains a bibliography to literature that helps explain some of the pitfalls of college rankings and how to use ranking services in an appropriate manner.

• EducationGuardian University Guide
This comprehensive guide to UK universities and colleges ranks colleges by the strength of teaching.

• America’s Best Colleges / U.S. News & World Report
This annual provides college and university rankings categorized both by region in the United States and by factors such as diversity, specialty schools/programs (National Universities, Liberal Arts Colleges, Regional Schools and Top Public Schools). State-by-state results are ranked separately.

• America’s Best Graduate Schools / U.S. News & World Report
This annual provides rankings categorized by subject area–Business, Law, Medicine & Health, Education, Engineering, Library Science, and Ph.D.s. Included is a directory of over 1000 graduate programs by subject and state, methodology of their rankings and an index. In business, education, engineering, law, and medicine you can compare attributes such as acceptance rate, test scores of entering students, and student body demographics using a directory of approximately 1,000 programs. Published every 3-4 years.

• National Doctoral Program Survey, 2000
This site contains the results of the 2000 National Doctoral Program Survey collected by the National Association of Graduate-Professional Students. It is based upon best practices in doctoral education, as recommended by the National Academy of Sciences, the National Research Council, and the Association of American Universities, among others. Rankings of programs are based on the findings and include the fields of Education, Engineering, Humanities, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Professional Programs, Social Sciences. Each field is further divided into more specific programs.

• The Top American Research Universities
This report identifies the top public and private research universities in the United States based upon nine quality measures. Universities are clustered and ranked according to total and federal research funding, endowment assets, annual giving, National Academy membership, prestigious faculty awards, doctorates awarded, postdoctoral appointees, and SAT scores of entering freshmen. Also available are lists of the top 200 public and private universities on each quality measure. The site includes other reports and resources on measuring university performance. The report and web-based data are updated annually in mid-summer.