Higher-education leaders express concern over college ratings

11/15/2013 | U.S. News & World Report

A new federal college-ratings system may not reflect or benefit community-college and nontraditional students, according to some higher-education leaders attending an open forum at Virginia's George Mason University on Wednesday. The proposed system would account for colleges' cost, graduation rates and other factors. "The model that many people in this room have in their head about the choices that are made before attending college and the decision-making process, it's not one that's followed by community college students," said David Baime, of the American Association of Community Colleges.

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