This year the overall participation rate among presidents was 43 percent, down five percentage points in a year. Among liberal arts colleges many of which have been particularly critical of the U.S. News rankings, the participation rate this year is 44 percent, down 3 percentage points. In recent years, the rankings have done particularly well at attracting participation from "national universities," but that category too saw a drop, with 53 percent participating this year, down 6 percentage points in a year. U.S. News Participation Drops
You: Hey Dean, that's the 2010 issue. Me: I know! College rankings are so last year.
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