US News 2021 Rankings (Ranked in 2020)

Discussion in 'Business and MBA degrees' started by JoshD, Mar 17, 2020.

  1. JoshD

    JoshD Active Member

    The newly released US News Business School Rankings have been released! There are some noticeable changes in a few universities moving up, as well as some moving down. One of the biggest (to me at least) is the fact that the University of Oklahoma went from #58 to #85. That is a pretty steep drop!

    Anything of interest to others? I know how many feel about rankings but the US News may be one of the "more reliable" rankings available in my opinion.
  2. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly

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  3. JoshD

    JoshD Active Member

    This is gold. HAHA!
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  5. JoshD

    JoshD Active Member

    That is great for world rankings but I look solely at US rankings since I will never attend a foreign school.
  6. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

    The USNews Best Colleges ranking began in 1983 and I think they were a big hit. Lots of sales. I don't know how much the methodology has changed over the years but we know there have been a few scandals (Temple University most recently). It's an interesting read, especially if you haven't been reading them for 20 years. I think they depend on the fact that every year there's a new set of high school kids applying to colleges and probably a percentage of those parents are flipping through those rankings trying to decide if Joey or Jenny can make it into a higher tier school so they can brag to their friends. The fact is, I don't think there's anything wrong with these rankings. They are what they are. The methodology is relatively clear and I don't think they're trying to be something that they are not. Other people, especially the schools themselves, might want you to think they mean more than they really do. I don't believe that there's a substantial difference between, let's say #100 and #110. And if there is a difference, what is the chance that it something that will actually affect any particular student. Extrapolating those sorts of factors is very dicey.
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  8. Steve Levicoff

    Steve Levicoff Well-Known Member

    "Tasty?" As Auntie Mame would say, "How vivid."

    Nonetheless, according to its wiki, "IE University is a private university, owned by for-profit business firm Instituto de Empresa S.L."

    Being a for-profit, that automatically makes them the spawn of Satan. :rolleyes:
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    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

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