08/30/2010 11:41 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

30 Ways To Rate A College: Chronicle Of Higher Education Chart

The end of August means the end of college rankings season -- and what a season it was. U.S. News and World Report's list barely changed, Forbes tried to shake things up and Washington Monthly zigged while everyone else zagged, looking at the schools' social consciences instead of their median SAT scores.

So how to separate the college rankings wheat from the college rankings chaff? The Chronicle of Higher Education created this handy graphic to demystify how each outlet ranked colleges. Decide for yourself which is the most accurate (and tell us what you think in the comments section). Check out the Chronicle's site to see the graphic's interactivity.

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