A new Brookings study by Rothwell and Kulkarni attempts to do just that. The list of ratings for two-year institutions puts NHTI’s-Concord Community College at the top, followed by a large number of institutions you mostly haven’t heard of. For four-year institutions the list starts with:
4. Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology,
with other surprises to follow. The Colorado School of Mines does better than Princeton, for instance. Here is the report itself, here is a story on the report. I am finding the web site for the rankings is still a little glitchy, let’s hope they fix that soon, or maybe it is just the current volume of traffic.