FAQ: Best Colleges Rankings vs. Obama’s College Rating Framework

The U.S. Department of Education has released a framework that describes how the administration will execute its new college rating system, first proposed in August 2013. The administration says its first ratings of institutions will be released before the start of the 2015-2016 school year. Here are answers to some of the questions that U.S. News has been asked most frequently about the federal ratings plan and the U.S. News Best Colleges rankings, and how U.S. News views the proposed rating system.

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