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Religious penalty in the U.S. News & World Report college rankings

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  • Robert Baumann
  • David Chu
  • Charles Anderton

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Since its debut in 1983, the U.S. News & World Report College Guide has become the premier 'consumer report' of higher education. We find that peer assessment, which is the largest component of the U.S. News & World Report ranking function, contains a penalty for religiously affiliated schools that is independent of the other U.S. News & World Report variables and several proxies for quality. Possible explanations of the religious penalty include taste-based discrimination, perceived differences in the quality of the curriculum, and strategic voting by college administrators.

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Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Education Economics.

Volume (Year): 17 (2009)
Issue (Month): 4 ()
Pages: 491-504

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Handle: RePEc:taf:edecon:v:17:y:2009:i:4:p:491-504

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Keywords: educational economics; efficiency; expenditures; demand for schooling;

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