UCLA fell from 24th to 25th in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges. Ironically, the decrease was due to the public university’s increased emphasis on graduation rates this year. In doing this private schools receive a boost due to smaller class sizes and a greater incentive to retain students since freshmen year, as opposed to ever-incoming junior transfer students at public universities. Additionally, the University of California’s steep budget cuts increase its financial incentive to replace failing students.
Read the UCLA Daily Bruin full story here published August 30, 2010.