The Editors


The Washington Monthly’s Annual College Guide

Well, it’s certainly different. U.S. News aims to provide readers with a yardstick by which to judge the “best” schools, ranked according to academic excellence. Now, we happen to think U.S. News and similar guides do a lousy job of actually measuring academic excellence (see “Is Our Students Learning?“). But the aim of such guides… Read more »

The Washington Monthly College Guide

There’s a good reason for the American fixation with rankingsif done correctly, they can help tell us what’s working and what’s not. Of course universities ought to be judged. The key is judging the right things. All of the existing college rankings have the same aimto help overwhelmed parents and students sift through the thousands… Read more »

The Washington Monthly College Guide

There’s a good reason for the American fixation with rankingsif done correctly, they can help tell us what’s working and what’s not. Of course universities ought to be judged. The key is judging the right things. All of the existing college rankings have the same aimto help overwhelmed parents and students sift through the thousands… Read more »

The Washington Monthly College Guide

There’s a good reason for the American fixation with rankingsif done correctly, they can help tell us what’s working and what’s not. Of course universities ought to be judged. The key is judging the right things. All of the existing college rankings have the same aimto help overwhelmed parents and students sift through the thousands… Read more »