“Jason Becker” on the issue of colleges lying to U.S. News:

One has to wonder why USNews depends on this reporting for accuracy rather than going to the Integrated Post-secondary Education Data Set (www.nces.ed.gov/ipeds), where this information already freely exists and is reported to the federal government each year.

I think we’re far less likely to find these gross inaccuracies when colleges and universities can’t tell the federal government one thing and a ranking organization another.

Jesse Singal

Jesse Singal is a former opinion writer for The Boston Globe and former web editor of the Washington Monthly. He is currently a master's student at Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Policy. Follow him on Twitter at @jessesingal.