(FOXNEWS) — Conservative colleges say the White House flunked its so-called "College Scorecard," which is intended to help high school graduates pick schools but served up what critics say is an incomplete list of choices.
The scorecard, which ranks schools by an index designed to demonstrate "bang for buck," evaluated more than 7,000 colleges and universities. Left off the list were such well-known conservative schools as Michigan's Hillsdale College -- ranked in the top 75 by U.S. News and World Report -- and Pennsylvania's Grove City College. Also omitted were Wyoming Catholic College, Idaho’s New Saint Andrews College and Christendom College in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley.
“This scorecard is nothing more than a justification of some bureaucrat’s job and an attempt to manipulate the data to make it appear such independent institutions aren’t up to snuff,” said Kyle Olson, founder of higher education news website EAGnews.org. “As we’ve seen the administration attack for-profit schools, they will discredit any school that operates differently than they see fit.”
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