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December 4, 2018 at 8:14 am

Vedder in Forbes | CollegeVine Ranks Rop 10 ‘Underrated’ University

Dr. Richard Vedder, portrait

Dr. Richard Vedder

Dr. Richard Vedder, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Economics at Ohio University, authored a column in Forbes headlined “It’s Location, Location And Location.”

In evaluating real estate, it is often claimed it’s all “location, location and location.” The folks at CollegeVine have come up with an interesting list of America’s 10 most underrated universities, and, if they are to be believed, what applies to real estate may also apply to colleges and universities. CollegeVine has been approvingly featured in this space before; three teenagers started a college admission advisory service that seems to work remarkably well. They now have turned their attention to the business of ranking colleges and universities.

CollegeVine’s CEO Jon Carson says, “We’ve …seen that families tend to undervalue the importance of the metropolitan area that a college is located in.”  Carson’s colleague Vinay Bhaskara adds “When we look at how to advise families on colleges that are underrated, our primary focus is on outcomes…most specifically financial outcomes like starting salary and ROI [rate of return], as well as…job placements.”

Read his column in Forbes.

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