# Each year, U.S. News & World Report publishes rankings of colleges based on statistics such as admission

## Question:

Each year, U.S. News & World Report publishes rankings of colleges based on statistics such as admission rates, graduation rates, class size, faculty–student ratio, faculty salaries, and peer ratings of administrators. Economists Christopher Avery, Mark Glickman, Caroline Minter Hoxby, and Andrew Metrick took an alternative approach of analyzing the college choices of 3240 high-achieving school seniors. They examined the colleges that offered admission along with the colleges that the students chose to attend. The table below lists rankings for a small sample of colleges. Find the value of the rank correlation coefficient and use it to determine whether there is a correlation between the student rankings and the rankings of the magazine.

Use the runs test with a significance level of A = 0.05.

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**Authors:** Leslie Jane, James Daniel, Federer Vaaler