When it comes to affordable degrees, Mississippi University for Women is leading the state. Washington Monthly’s 2023 Best Bang for the Buck Rankings: South ranked the university No. 15 nationally.

“This recognition is a testament to our unwavering commitment to making quality education accessible to all students, regardless of their financial resources.  We were founded in 1884 to serve an underserved population, and we remain true to our founding principles,” President Nora Miller said.

According to Washington Monthly, the annual College Guide and Rankings rank schools based on their contribution to the public good in three broad categories: social mobility, research and providing opportunities for public service.

To establish the set of colleges included in the rankings, Washington Monthly started with the 1,586 colleges in the 50 states that are listed in the U.S. Department of Education’s Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and have a 2021 Carnegie basic classification of doctoral, master’s and baccalaureate colleges.

“Mississippi University for Women is a standout performer on the Washington Monthly’s Best Bang for the Buck ranking. Few colleges in the country match its record of helping students from all walks of life graduate with reasonably priced degrees that lead to good incomes,” said Paul Glastris, editor-in-chief, Washington Monthly.

Earlier this year, The W was named to Money’s “America’s Best Colleges” list. Using a star system, The W received 4 stars out of a possible 5 stars. To establish the ranking, Money.com reviewed more than 2,400 four-year public and private nonprofit colleges across the country. Money is an online magazine whose mission is to guide people to financial victories.

The W ranks among the best in the region for best value and social mobility according to U.S. News & World Report. The 2022-2023 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges ranked the university No. 1 for Best Value Schools among public southern regional universities and No. 4 among Regional Universities (South). The university also ranked No. 2 in Top Performers on Social Mobility among public southern regional universities. Social Mobility measures the extent universities and colleges enrolled and graduated students who received Pell Grant. The W was ranked in the top 10 for Top Regional Universities (South).

For all of the listings, please visit: https://washingtonmonthly.com/2023-college-guide/

About The W

Located in historic Columbus, Mississippi, The W was founded in 1884 as the first state-supported college for women in the United States. Today, the university is home to 2,227 students in more than 70 majors and concentrations and has educated men for 40 years. The university is nationally recognized for low student debt, diversity and social mobility which empowers students to BE BOLD.

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