COLUMBUS, Miss. – Different from other ranking publications, Washington Monthly asks, "What are colleges doing for the country?" Mississippi University for Women answered and is now among the top 100 master's universities in Washington Monthly's 2012 College Rankings.

 Washington MonthlyMUW is at No. 15, moving up from No. 89 after appearing in Washington Monthly's rankings for the first time two years ago.

"This recognition affirms the quality of students' educational experiences at MUW, and our faculty understand the role of education and how it benefits the community. Our students are demonstrating their focus on service by using their educational opportunities to better our world." said MUW President Jim Borsig.

The ranking formula is based on three broad factors including social mobility, which gives colleges credit for enrolling many low-income students and helping them earn degrees; research production, particularly schools whose undergraduates go on to earn PhDs; and commitment to service.

"The students in our best colleges are taught by example and design to look beyond themselves and give back," according to Washington Monthly editors.

Aug. 27, 2012
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