Marietta places high in new Washington Monthly ranking

erwin-newMarietta College has placed 45th in a national ranking of baccalaureate colleges and universities across the United States in regards to an institutions contribution to the public good.

The Washington Monthly 2015 College Guide and Rankings assesses institutions based on social mobility (recruiting and graduating low-income students), research (producing cutting-edge scholarship and awarding doctoral degrees) and service (encouraging students to give back to their country).

The survey considers universities’ predicted and actual graduation rates; the percentage of low-income students receiving federal aid; the percentage of all students who join the Peace Corps or ROTC, or engage in other community service; and the number of faculty receiving significant awards and elected to the national academies.

The top five in the baccalaureate category were Elizabeth City (N.C.) State University, Tuskegee (Ala.) University, Cooper Union (N.Y.) Advancement of Science & Art, Bethel (Kansas) College-North Newton and Messiah (Pa.) College.

Regardless of methodology, Marietta has consistently placed among the best colleges and universities in regional and national rankings.