Graphing Tool for US News Rankings (1984 - 2024)

Each year, the magazine U.S. News ranks college in the United States, as well as internationally. This practice, and the fundamental ideas behind rankings, have come under much scrutiny recently, as people feel it's misleading, unfair, and "gameable". However, I thought this would be a challenging data project, so I decided to take it on.

Using Python, I collected all U.S. News rankings for "significant" colleges in the United States dating back to 1984, the year that the rankings began. This data is available in a data format on my github. I then used that data, along with chart.js, to make an interactive graphing tool that allows you to see how a college has changed in the rankings over time.

I've also created this data as a standalone dataset, which can be found here