bk1 wrote:Kronk wrote:kappycaft1 wrote:Either way, CoA (tuition and CoL) should be included not because it makes the rankings "accurate," but because it provides incentives to lower costs.
That's the only good argument for it, but I like that argument a lot. Good call.
Meh, I don't think it produces much of an incentive since you will pretty much have all the top schools entering an unspoken gentleman's agreement to have similar tuition. It really only rewards and thus incentivizes not to go up schools that are already cheap (i.e. a lot of state schools). But that isn't a whole ton of schools and I think those schools are committed to not having outrageous tuition regardless of any ranking system.
With schools like NU ( IIRC) promising to NOT raise tuition do you think that gentlemen's agreement (which I believe is currently in place..) will hold and schools will stop raising ?