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In their lively and entertaining weekly discussion of issues related to higher education, KUT’s Jennifer Stayton and Southwestern University President Dr. Ed Burger explore the topics of higher education, lifelong learning, and exercising the brain. Ed and Jennifer practice what they preach, too, by introducing math puzzlers and brain teasers to keep listeners on their toes.

Higher Ed: College Rankings

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Best undergraduate school. Best graduate school. Best public school. Best regional school. Top "party school." These are just some of the ways institutions of higher learning are ranked in various surveys. In this week's episode of KUT's podcast Higher Ed, KUT's Jennifer Stayton and Southwestern University President Dr. Ed Burger talk about what those rankings really show and how they can best be used - or not - in choosing a school.

Ed argues that these rankings are generic, and cannot provide students with a valuable selection of options tailored to their interests and needs. Click here to hear more and to get the solution to last episode's "hairy" puzzler. In this episode, Ed references a Department of Education ratings systems for higher ed institutions; click here to see that.

This episode was recorded on December 15, 2015.

For all of the Higher Ed episodes, you can subscribe to the podcast on itunes here!