New Graduate Rankings in Sociology

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The U.S. News and World Report (USNWR) released their graduate program rankings for 2021, including “Best Sociology Programs,” this week. USNWR releases these rankings roughly every 3–4 years. Each time a new edition of the rankings comes out, there is quite a bit of chatter among academics.

One key topic — and rightfully so — always seems to be the methodology. “How appropriate is the five-point…