Mount Union Ranked by Washington Monthly
September 05, 2014
ALLIANCE, Ohio — The University of Mount Union was once again ranked among the nation’s top colleges and universities in a report released recently by Washington Monthly.
Mount Union was ranked among the top 35 baccalaureate colleges and universities in the nation in its 2014 rankings. Mount Union is ranked 35th among the 346 institutions that Washington Monthly included in the category. This year’s ranking is up three spots from 2013. Additionally, Mount Union was ranked 55th in Washington Monthly’s “Best Bang for the Buck” of baccalaureate colleges category.
According to Washington Monthly’s website, schools are rated based on their contribution to the public good in three broad categories: social mobility (recruiting and graduating low-income students), research and service (encouraging students to give back).
“This ranking truly reflects our mission to prepare students for fulfilling lives, meaningful work and responsible citizenship,” said Dr. Richard F. Giese, president of the University. “Mount Union is committed to providing a top-notch education for students no matter their financial situation and we offer numerous opportunities for them to serve their communities while on campus. In addition, we continually strive to expand opportunities for student and faculty research as defined in our strategic plan.”
In addition, the University has also been named a Green College by The Princeton Review’s Green Guide for three consecutive years and for the seventh consecutive year, the University of Mount Union was been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for exemplary service efforts and service to America’s communities.