Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

First Advisor

Dr. Robert Simpson

Second Advisor

Dr. Hugh Cowdin

Third Advisor

Dr. Mark O. Rousseau


The evaluation of higher education has been the subject of many recent studies. With few exceptions, student input into these studies has been minimal, if at all present. What has arisen out of these evaluation studies is a need for student input, particularly in the subject area of rating universities. This study was an attempt to obtain needed information about student evaluation and ranking of universities. Students were viewed as the primary consumers of university products and thus their perceptions of ratings and quality of their university and other universities was important. Because of the increasing competitiveness for quality students by universitiess and the increasing concern of students for quality education, the perceived rating of universities and their components may become increasingly important for students, universities, and future employers.


A Thesis Presented to the Department of Sociology and the Faculty of the Graduate College University of Nebraska at Omaha In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Master of Arts. Copyright Herbert C. Covey November, 1974

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