FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sept. 17, 2010
MUW ranked by Washington Monthly
By Jill D. O'Bryant
COLUMBUS, Miss. -- Mississippi University for Women has been ranked by another national publication -- this time in Washington Monthly's 2010 College Rankings.
For the first year ever, Washington Monthly ranked master's institutions, and MUW landed at 89 on this list.
"This new recognition affirms the quality of students' educational experiences at MUW, and our faculty understand the role of education and how it benefits the community" said Allegra Brigham, interim president. "As a result, students demonstrate their focus on service by using their educational opportunities to better our world."
Different from other ranking publications, Washington Monthly "asks not what colleges can do for you, but what colleges are doing for the country."
They do this by rating the institutions based on their contribution to the public good in three broad categories: social mobility (recruiting and graduating low-income students), research (producing cutting-edge scholarship and Ph.D.s) and service (encouraging students to give something back to their country).
Earlier this semester, MUW learned that it again had been ranked by U.S. News & World Report, placing MUW in the top tier of Best Regional Universities and the highest ranked public school from Mississippi in the Southern category. MUW has been prominently ranked in other leading publications such as Kiplinger's Personal Finance and Consumer's Digest magazines.