NEW: Providence College Reported Incorrect SAT Data to U.S. News
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
According to Providence College, it mistakenly sent scores for students that had been accepted rather than those for enrolled students, which the reporting standard stipulates. The school has since provided U.S. News with the new data that it is maintains is correct.
The Incorrect Data
Although Providence College originally reported a 624 average SAT math score to U.S. News, the actual score should have been reported as 580. Additionally, the school’s average SAT critical reading score should have been reported as 569 rather than 611.
Providence College also reported that no other SAT and ACT data was misreported, which means that the school’s 25th and 75th percentile SAT and ACT scores for fall 2012 are correct.
Despite Providence College’s misreporting, the error is not substantial enough to affect the school’s rank in the 2014 Best Colleges rankings published earlier this month—meaning that the school’s #2 Regional University (North) ranking will stand.
The publication has corrected the misreported data, which can be viewed here. U.S. News also added the following statement to Providence College's college profile: "Update: Providence College originally supplied incorrect ranking data for the 2014 edition of Best Colleges. The data have been replaced with new data where provided by the school. The school's ranking is unchanged. Read more at the Morse Code blog."
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