March 5th, 2018

I read an article called, “Can College Rankings Be Believed,” by Meredith Davis from Science Direct. In the article, she made a very interesting point of,

“College and university rankings, it is argued by supporters, are a way of ensuring that resources go to institutions viewed by the private sector and government as capable of delivering on the expectations of a rapidly expanding knowledge economy (Davis, 2016). In the absence of standardized data collected by all universities, ranking systems are purported to identify the elite schools most worthy of research funding—largely in science and technology—and those most likely to prepare the innovation workforce of the future (Davis, 2016).”

I think that everything I have read about the education system and rankings within universities, all reveal the same thing. When it comes to college, it seems that the more popular and accredited schools are that way just because of the reputation they have built for themselves. However, this doesn’t show the actual value of education each school entails or the strength of knowledge within the students.

Davis, M., (2016). Can College Rankings Be Believed? She Ji: The Journal of Design, Economics, and Innovation, 2(3). Retrieved from