Oklahoma State Moving Up in Academic Rankings

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Best part about it is that the dude that resigned was a pretty great hire and was what the university needed. Now, back to hell. We have our yes man.
 

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https://www.usnews.com/best-colleges/rankings/national-universities

Big 12:
Texas - 49
Baylor - 78
TCU - 80
Iowa State - 119
Kansas - 129
Kansas State - 147
Oklahoma State - 157
Texas Tech - 187
Oklahoma - Unranked

SEC:
Vanderbilt - 14
Florida - 35
Georgia - 46
Texas A&M - 66
South Carolina - 106
Auburn - 115
Tennessee - 115
Alabama - 129
Missouri - 129
LSU - 140
Kentucky - 147
Arkansas - 152
Ole Miss - 152
Mississippi State - 177

Big 10:
Northwestern - 10
Michigan - 27
Illinois - 46
Wisconsin - 49
Purdue - 56
Ohio State - 56
Rutgers - 56
Penn State - 59
Maryland - 63
Minnesota - 76
Michigan State - 85
Indiana - 89
Minnesota - 76
Iowa - 89
Nebraska - 129

ACC:
Duke - 8
*Notre Dame - 18
Virginia - 25
Wake Forest - 27
North Carolina - 30
Georgia Tech - 35
Boston College - 38
Syracuse - 53
Miami - 53
Clemson - 64
Pittsburgh - 70
Florida State - 70
Virginia Tech - 76
North Carolina State - 80
Louisville - 171

Pac 12:
Stanford - 7
UCLA - 19
Cal - 22
USC - 22
Washington - 59
Colorado - 96
Oregon - 102
Arizona - 106
Arizona State - 115
Utah - 119
Washington State - 140
Oregon State - 140

Other Notables:
Tulsa - 106
Rice - 16
SMU - 59
Wyoming - 183
Colorado State - 140
New Mexico - 180
New Mexico State - 221
Tulane - 44
Update for 2020:
https://www.usnews.com/best-colleges/rankings/national-universities

Big 12:
Texas - 48
Baylor - 79
TCU - 97
Iowa State - 121
Kansas - 130
Kansas State - 162
Oklahoma - 132
Kansas State - 162
Oklahoma State - 192
Texas Tech - 218
West Virginia - 228

SEC:
Vanderbilt - 15
Florida - 34
Georgia - 50
Texas A&M - 70
South Carolina - 104
Auburn - 104
Tennessee - 104
Kentucky - 132
Missouri - 139
Alabama - 153
LSU - 153
Arkansas - 153
Ole Miss - 162
Mississippi State - 211

ACC:
Duke - 10
*Notre Dame - 15
Wake Forest - 27
Virginia - 28
North Carolina - 29
Georgia Tech - 29
Syracuse - 54
Miami - 57
Pittsburgh - 57
Florida State - 57
Clemson - 70
Virginia Tech - 74
Boston College - 77
North Carolina State - 84
Louisville - 192

Big 10:
Northwestern - 9
Michigan - 25
Illinois - 48
Wisconsin - 46
Ohio State - 54
Purdue - 57
Penn State - 57
Rutgers - 62
Maryland - 64
Minnesota - 70
Indiana - 79
Michigan State - 84
Iowa - 84
Nebraska - 139

Pac 12:
Stanford - 6
UCLA - 20
Cal - 22
USC - 22
Washington - 62
Colorado - 104
Utah - 104
Oregon - 104
Arizona - 117
Arizona State - 117
Oregon State - 139
Washington State - 166

Other Notables:
Tulsa - 121
Rice - 17
SMU - 64
Wyoming - 228
Colorado State - 166
New Mexico - 218
New Mexico State - 263
Tulane - 40
 
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Slip slidin' away

Seriously though, dropping 35 spots in a year is a terrible look. If not for the likes of Mississippi State and Taco Tech, we'd be at the bottom of the heap of P5 schools.
 
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Another observation. With all the investment into new facilities and scholarships the last few years the momentum seems very positive. But our ranking keeps dropping

Hmm
 

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Another observation. With all the investment into new facilities and scholarships the last few years the momentum seems very positive. But our ranking keeps dropping

Hmm
Our 4 year graduation rate is below 30% and our acceptance rate is 74%.... my guess is that we bring in way too many kids and most of them flunk out, which isn't really great.

This is probably a symptom of Oklahoma's crumbling public education system not preparing enough kids for university... but Oklahoma State having a fundamental mission to educate the populace of the state of Oklahoma... thus accepting more high risk Oklahomans that aren't really college material.
 
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Our 4 year graduation rate is below 30% and our acceptance rate is 74%.... my guess is that we bring in way too many kids and most of them flunk out, which isn't really great.

This is probably a symptom of Oklahoma's crumbling public education system not preparing enough kids for university... but Oklahoma State having a fundamental mission to educate the populace of the state of Oklahoma... thus accepting more high risk Oklahomans that aren't really college material.
^^^that...and having to fund all of the building expansion
 
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I wouldn't put too much stock in the US News rankings. They change their criteria every year.
When I was a professor at Penn State in the late 90's, the PSU law school was ranked in the top tier by USNWR. That was a real surprise because we did not HAVE a law school at the time...
 
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Our 4 year graduation rate is below 30% and our acceptance rate is 74%.... my guess is that we bring in way too many kids and most of them flunk out, which isn't really great.

This is probably a symptom of Oklahoma's crumbling public education system not preparing enough kids for university... but Oklahoma State having a fundamental mission to educate the populace of the state of Oklahoma... thus accepting more high risk Oklahomans that aren't really college material.
Depends on what you think the philosophy of a state school should be. OSU follows the approach that everyone should have a chance but that the degree should mean something. Thus you let a lot of people in but many can't make the grade, but some kid maybe from a small or disadvantaged high school gets a chance and makes it.
Other schools including many state universities (most of the Big 10, uT, North Carolina , etc) limit enrollment to "top" students, and have better graduation rates.