Marietta College featured in Washington Monthly rankings

Faculty member Jolene Powell working with a student outside on an oil painting

Marietta College has placed 62nd in a national ranking of colleges and universities across the United States in regards to an institution’s contribution to the public good.

The Washington Monthly 2020 College Guide and Rankings assess institutions based on social mobility (graduation rate, first-generation performance, net price rank), research (expenditures and bachelors to Ph.D.) and promoting public 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 Bachelor's College Rankings were College of the Ozarks (Missouri), Cooper Union (New York), Hiram College, Ohio Northern University and Goshen College (Indiana).

Marietta also ranked No. 250 in Washington Monthly’s Best Bang for the Buck in the Midwest.

Regardless of methodology, Marietta has consistently placed among the best colleges and universities in regional and national rankings for more than 35 years.

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