The best professors in the country are at Duke University in Durham, N.C., according to a new ranking by RateMyProfessors.com.
The rankings offer good news to both penny-pinching students and America at large. Less expensive alternatives to four-year institutions are considered by students to be some of the top-ranked schools.
It's not a bad thing to give a ranking some consideration -- especially if it's about its general position rather than its exact number. But if some say to take rankings with a grain of salt, I would recommend giving the salt shaker a few more shakes.