Predicting U.S. News & World Report ranking of regional universities in the South using public data
Using correlational analyses and multiple regressions, this study uses U.S. News & World Report's (USNWR) 2016 college rankings data and data from the National Center for Education Statistics' (NCES) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) to examine variables that explain institutional peer assessment score and rank. This study focused on the 97 institutions included in the USNWR's 2016 Best Regional Universities (South). Analyses in this study addressed four major foci: 1) correlations between USNWR subfactor data values and selected IPEDS proxies, 2) IPEDS variables that explained ...
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