University of Mount Union Ranked by Washington Monthly
September 08, 2015
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 50 baccalaureate colleges and universities in the nation in its 2015 rankings. Mount Union is ranked 42nd among the 344 institutions that Washington Monthly included in the category. According to Washington Monthly’s website, schools in this category are ranked 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 service (encouraging students to give something back to their country).
Additionally, Mount Union was ranked in Washington Monthly’s “Best Bang for the Buck” listing in the Midwest category. According to the organization’s website, schools in the “Best Bang for the Buck” category are rated based on “net” (not sticker) price, how well they do graduating the students they admit and whether those students earn enough, after graduation, to pay off their college loans.
“These rankings reflect Mount Union’s mission to prepare students for fulfilling lives, meaningful work and responsible citizenship,” said Dr. W. Richard Merriman, Jr., president of Mount Union. “Our students receive a quality educational experience at Mount Union and are well prepared to enter the work force or go on to advanced studies after graduation. Their involvement in community service programs at the University prepares them for engaged lives of service.”
In addition to receiving the Washington Monthly rankings, Mount Union was recently cited by BestColleges.com for having one of the top integrative studies programs in the nation and by College Factual in the “Best Colleges for the Money” category. The University has also been ranked 11th among regional colleges in the Midwest by U.S. News and World Report and in the top 21% of four-year, accredited private and public colleges and universities nationally by Forbes.