Changes in America's worst-college list
The Washington Monthly has posted a corrected list of America's Worst Colleges, based on six-year graduation rates. The new bottom 10 are below, replacing the list I posted last week. The monthly removed from its list three schools -- St. Augustine’s College, Nyack College and Visible School-Music and Worship Arts College -- that appeared to qualify initially "based upon graduation rate data they reported to a database maintained by the U.S. Department of Education," the monthly said. "We have since determined that those schools reported incorrect graduation rate information to the government; had they reported accurate data they would not have been included."
Some of the colleges that contacted me complained that they calculated their graduation rate using a different formula that made them look better. I will post an exchange next week between one university representative and the writer of the Washington Monthly piece, illustrating the complications of graduation rate calculation.
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