debunking college rankings

Many families depend upon college rankings as a vital tool in their college search process, but new research suggests that a popular ranking system may do more harm than good in the world of higher education.  In his latest Huffington Post article, College Coach’s Ian Fisher calls upon universities leaders to take the difficult steps that are necessary to improve educational opportunity within their institutions at the precious cost of their high spots on the list of “best colleges.”

See what Ian has to say in his HuffPo piece: “Change from the Top: How the ‘Best’ Schools Can Lead Us Away From Rankings Hysteria.”

And, if you’d like to hear more about what Ian has to say about college rankings, check out these previous Insider posts:


Written by Ian Fisher
Ian Fisher is an experienced educational consultant, part of College Coach’s team of college admissions consultants. Ian received his master’s in policy, organization, and leadership studies from the Stanford Graduate School of Education. Prior to joining College Coach, Ian worked as a senior admissions officer at Reed College. Visit our website to learn more about Ian Fisher.