First published in 1962, Frederick Rudolph's groundbreaking study, The American College and University, remains one of the most useful and significant works on the history of higher education in America. Bridging the chasm between educational and social history, this book was one of the first to examine developments in higher education in the context of the social, economic, and political forces that were shaping the nation at large.
A list of books and articles intended to provide background information to help you understand some of the pitfalls of college rankings and to use ranking services in an appropriate manner. This page is maintained by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
The Book of Majors 2017 helps students answer these questions: What's the major for me? What can I do with it after graduation? Revised and refreshed every year, this book is the most comprehensive guide to college majors on the market. In-depth descriptions of 200 of the most popular majors are followed by complete listings of every major offered at more than 3,800 colleges, including four-year and two-year colleges and technical schools.The 2017 edition covers every college major identified by the U.S. Department of Education - over 1,200 majors are listed in all.