College Rankings The First Internet-based College and University Rankings – Fall 2008
First Internet-based College and University Rankings (2008)
Austin, Texas, USA. September 19, 2008. In an exclusive TrendTopper MediaBuzz analysis of the nation’s colleges and universities, the Global Language Monitor (www.LangaugeMonitor.com) has ranked the nation’s colleges and universities according their appearance on the Internet, throughout the Blogosphere, as well in the global print and electronic media. The rankings include Social Media.
“There are only three types of intellectual property in the US, and one of them is the trademark (or brand) which are intended to represent all the perceived attributes of a service – and institutions of higher education are no different,” said Paul JJ Payack, President and Chief Word Analyst at GLM. “Prospective students, alumni, employers, and the world at large believe that students who are graduated from such institutions will carry on the all the hallmarks of that particular school. Our TrendTopper analysis is a way of seeing the schools through the eyes of the world at large.”
The schools were also ranked according to ‘media momentum’ defined as having the largest change in media citations over the last year.
GLM used its proprietary Predictive Quantities Indicator (PQI) software for the TrendTopper Media Buzz Analysis. GLM used the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching’s classifications to distinguish between Universities and Liberal Arts Colleges.The schools were ranked according to their positions in early September, a mid-year snapshot, and used the last day of 2007 as the base.
Colorado bests Williams; Richmond, Middlebury, Wellesley follow
Bucknell, Amherst, Oberlin, Vassar, and Pomona in Top Ten
|20||US Naval Academy|
|22||US Military Academy|
|24||Bryn Mawr College|
Hamilton bests Pomona College; Skidmore, Bard, and Gettysburg follow
Sewanee, Furman, Colby, Connecticut College, and Colgate in Top Ten
Top Colleges, Momentum