No Cover Image

Book 500 views

Metrics That Matter: Counting What's Really Important to College Students

Zachary Bleemer, Mukul Kumar, Aashish Mehta, Christopher Muellerleile Orcid Logo, Christopher Newfield

Metrics That Matter: Counting What's Really Important to College Students

Swansea University Author: Christopher Muellerleile Orcid Logo

Abstract

Colleges sell themselves by the numbers—rankings, returns on investments, and top-ten lists—but these often mislead prospective students. What numbers should they really be paying attention to?High school and college students are inundated by indicators and rankings supposedly designed to help them...

Full description

Published in: Metrics That Matter: Counting What's Really Important to College Students
Published: Baltimore, Maryland, USA Johns Hopkins University Press 2023
Online Access: https://www.press.jhu.edu/books/authors/chris-muellerleile
URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa58750
Tags: Add Tag
No Tags, Be the first to tag this record!
Abstract: Colleges sell themselves by the numbers—rankings, returns on investments, and top-ten lists—but these often mislead prospective students. What numbers should they really be paying attention to?High school and college students are inundated by indicators and rankings supposedly designed to help them decide where to go to college and what to study once they arrive. In Metrics That Matter, coauthors Zachary Bleemer, Mukul Kumar, Aashish Mehta, Chris Muellerleile, and Christopher Newfield take a critical look at these metrics and find that many of the most popular ones are confusing, misleading, and—most importantly—easily replaceable by more helpful alternatives.
College: Faculty of Science and Engineering