US News & World Report ranks undergraduate colleges and universities based on a collapsed group of Carnegie Classifications. Institutions are ranked nationally, by region (North, South, East, West), by specific programs (Business & Engineering), and other criteria such as Great schools at great prices, Up-and-coming colleges, Historically black colleges and universities, and more.
From US News & World Report. Provides ranking by discipline such as Business, Education, Law, Medicine, and Engineering in addition to other disciplines such as The Sciences, Library and Information Studies, Social Sciences and Humanities, Health, Public Affairs, and Fine Arts. Includes a special section on online degrees where you can arrange by accreditation, location, tuition, and more.
Yearly rankings are clearly described using nine quality indicators: total research and development expenditures, federally sponsored research and development expenditures, number of members of the National Academies among an institution's faculty, number of significant faculty awards earned, doctorates awarded, postdoctoral appointments, SAT scores, size of endowments, and annual giving. Reports are available from 2000-2011.
From the Education and Social Science Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. This site has sections on the caution & controversy of rankings, general /undergraduate school rankings, graduate / research programs rankings, business school rankings, law school rankings, and non-US school rankings in addition to a list of print sources and a bibliography.
From Washington Monthly, ranks Liberal Arts Colleges, National Universities, Master’s Universities, Baccalaureate Colleges, Community Colleges, and Dropout Factories, based on "their contributions to the public good in three categories: Social Mobility (recruiting and graduating low-income students), Research (producing cutting-edge scholarship and PhDs), and Service (encouraging students to give something back to their country)." (text from site 9/2/2016)
The students themselves rate and rank their colleges and universities in the areas of Academics/Administration, Demographics, Town Life, Politics, Quality of Life. Extracurricular Activities, and the Social Scene. Personal registration is required for access to all data.
Compares colleges and universities by what core courses each requires in seven areas: Composition, Literature, Foreign Language (at least 3 semesters), US History, Economics, Mathematics, and Science. Also provides, in-state and out-of-state tuition and graduation rate.
Homepage for rankings and information about colleges and universities including graduate education in Business, Education, Engineering, Law, Medicine, and more from U.S. News & World Report. Provides a school search, includes rankings, majors, a college finance calculator, career information, and more. Some information is not available without paying a fee.