Marietta College in the Rankings

Many publications and websites release annual college rankings each summer. Each one uses a variety of methodologies and criteria in an attempt to quantify a set of different factors into a ranking that compares colleges and universities to one another.

While Marietta College recognizes these independent evaluations are a useful tool for prospective students and families, it doesn’t make strategic decisions involving academics or co-curricular programs with improving its placement any rankings. In fact, the rankings reveal that Marietta provides a quality, contemporary liberal arts education at an affordable price.

Here is a guide to where Marietta College places this year.

U.S. News & World Report

Marietta is ranked eighth in the 2017 U.S. News & World Report’s ranking of Baccalaureate Schools in the Midwest. Marietta has been ranked in the Top 10 every year since the rankings started in 1985.

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Methodology for U.S. News rankings

Brookings Institution-Common Sense

Brookings Institution Fellow Jonathan Rothwell was asked by the New York Times in the Fall of 2015 to rank colleges by their highest value added, regardless of major. Marietta College came in at an impressive No. 7 in the entire nation.

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Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education

Marietta is ranked 221st in the 2017 WSJ/THE ranking of the 1,061 colleges and universities ranked in the U.S. Marietta also ranks 10th among all Ohio four-year schools.

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Methodology for WSJ/THE rankings

Forbes Magazine

Marietta is ranked 446th in the 2016 Forbes’ ranking of the 660 best colleges and universities in the nation. Marietta also ranks 18th among all Ohio four-year schools.

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Methodology for Forbes rankings

College Factual

Marietta is considered 308th best value out of 1,208 colleges and universities across the nation. Marietta is also ranked 413th out of 1,387 Best Nationwide Colleges, and has a ranking of 16th in Ohio.

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Methodology for College Factual rankings

Money Magazine

In 2017, Marietta was ranked 562 out of the 711 schools that received a ranking. The list examined more than 2,400 four-year colleges and universities nationwide.

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Methodology for Money’s rankings

Princeton Review

The nationally known education services company recommends Marietta as one of 156 institutions in 12 states it named to its “Best in the Midwest” list for 2017. The rankings list Marietta as one of 649 colleges nationwide as one of the “regional bests.”

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Selection process for Princeton Review

Washington Monthly

Marietta is ranked 26th out of 344 Baccalaureate Colleges across the nation — an improvement of 19 spots from last year.

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Selection process for Washington Monthly