Washington Monthly magazine has named William Jewell College to its list of nationally ranked liberal arts colleges that contribute to the public good. Jewell claimed the No. 74 position, moving up from its No. 145 rank last year. In the category of community service participation, Jewell ranked No. 30 nationally.
The ranking by Washington Monthly is unique in that it not only measures academic excellence but also how effectively colleges serve society. The magazine rates schools based on social mobility, recognizing a cost-effective education and helping low-income students earn degrees; research, indicated by scholarly projects and moving graduates to Ph.D. programs; and service, such as campus participation in community service, incorporating service in courses and encouraging students to give back to their country.
“We are pleased to rank so high in a survey that complements our longtime focus of service, research, accessibility and affordability,” said William Jewell President David Sallee. “Rankings like Washington Monthly affirm the value of a William Jewell education, both in the undergraduate experience and preparation for students to become successful, engaged citizens.”
This honor follows recent accolades from the 2012 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, Princeton Review, Forbes, US News & World Report and Colleges of Distinction, recognizing William Jewell’s overall value, student outcomes and academic rigor.
Review the Washington Monthly rankings and methodology here.