Washington Monthly tabs Jewell among best liberal arts colleges


Washington Monthly has recognized William Jewell College among the top colleges in the country for its impact on the public good.

In its 2018 College Guide and Rankings, Washington Monthly ranked Jewell No. 86 among liberal arts schools for the performance of first-generation college students and No. 51 for students who participate in the Peace Corps. Jewell also placed in the top 150 for the percentage of students receiving Pell Grants, the percentage of students who repay student loans, the College’s spending on research, the number of undergraduates who went on to earn a Ph.D. in any subject, and the percentage of federal work-study funds spent on community service.

The rankings come from an analysis of schools’ contributions to the public good in three categories: research (measuring both faculty and students), social mobility (recruiting and graduating low-income and first-generation students) and community/national service (encouraging students to give back to their country).

To review the 2018 Washington Monthly rankings and methodology, click here.