I was reading the webpage of the leiter rankings and it went on about how schools can and have manipulated the employment @ graduation statistics to improve their rankings..
How skeptical are you guys about this? To you just take these statistics with a grain of salt now?
I used to think of them as the best indicator of a school's career services department, but now I'm not quite sure.
For example, UNC has an employed@grad rate of 70% .. kind of surprising given it's ranking and difficulty to get into. Meanwhile, Cardozo has an employed@grad rate of 78%, and American has 85%! Fordham? 85%...
Anyway, what are your thoughts on these numbers? Do you completely ignore them or what? Also, doesn't a high % of grads that are employed in private practice, etc, make it difficult for schools to manipulate these stats?