Modeling Change and Variation in U.S. News & WorldReport College Rankings: What would it really take to be in the Top 20?

  title={Modeling Change and Variation in U.S. News \& WorldReport College Rankings: What would it really take to be in the Top 20?},
  author={Shari L. Gnolek and V Falciano and Ralph W. Kuncl},
  journal={Research in Higher Education},
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