The Editors


The Washington Monthly Annual College Guide

Introduction: A Different Kind of College Ranking by the Editors Editor’s Note by Paul Glastris College for $99 a Month The next generation of online education could be great for students—and catastrophic for universities. by Kevin Carey Pie in the Sky What happened when a billionaire pizza mogul tried to build an elite Catholic law… Read more »

A Note on Methodology

There are two primary goals to our methodology. First, we considered no single category to be more important than any other. Second, the final rankings needed to reflect excellence across the full breadth of our measures, rather than reward an exceptionally high focus on, say, research. All categories were weighted equally when calculating the final… Read more »

Introduction: A Different Kind of College Ranking

In the space of a little more than a week this past June, two university presidents revealed just how cynical they’re willing to be. First, Clemson University President James F. Barker admitted to rating Clemson as the single greatest university in America—better than Harvard, Yale, or any other—when he filled out the reputational survey that… Read more »

A Note on Methodology – 2006

W e settled on two primary goals in our methodology. First, we considered no single category to be more important than any other. Second, the final rankings needed to reflect excellence across the full breadth of our measures, rather than reward an exceptionally high focus on, say, research. All categories were weighted equally when calculating… Read more »