Posted January 26, 2019 12:05:08 The worst performing colleges in America have a higher percentage of their students with a bachelor’s degree than any other major in the nation, according to the latest federal data from the U.S. Education Department.
Gates, Barnards College and Stanford all ranked in the bottom five in the U-M Department of Education’s most recent College Scorecard, a list of college-based campuses that show how well the institutions are performing for students.
The top five schools in the College Scoreboard for each of the past four years are: Stanford, with a score of 939; Gates, with an 898; Gates and Barnard, with 889; and Gates and the University of Pennsylvania, with 758.
Of the colleges with the worst overall performance in 2019, all of the top five are also in the top 25 for the number of students with degrees in the field.
In the bottom half of the rankings, the top 10 are: Barnard (8), Harvard (7), Brown (6), Northwestern (5), the University at Buffalo (4), and Cornell (4).
In 2019, there were 2,824 bachelor’s degrees conferred in the United States, according the Education Department, a decline of almost 1,000 from the year before.
Despite the dismal results, many students are still going to the best colleges, and there is no shortage of graduates who will be looking for jobs and starting families.
This article was produced by the College Fix from the Office of the Chief Data Officer.