The US Education Department is now in the midst of a major overhaul to its online college rankings.
The agency announced on Monday that it will overhaul its rankings system by moving all ranking metrics to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) and shifting the ranking algorithms from a computer-based system to a computer model.
“We are making the most important decision for our students and the nation,” Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos said in a statement announcing the change.
A year ago, the NCES had published the highest-ranked American school on its website, the University of Phoenix.
But the agency decided to update the rankings to make the most of the technology and improve its rankings for students, teachers and students’ families.
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