University of Mount Union Ranked by Washington Monthly

September 01, 2017

ALLIANCE, Ohio – For the seventh consecutive year, the University of Mount Union was ranked amongst the top baccalaureate colleges and universities in Washington Monthly’s 2017 rankings.

Mount Union ranked 93rd in the nation in this category.

According to Washington Monthly’s website, schools in this category are ranked based upon 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).

Mount Union was also ranked as a “Best Bang for the Buck” school in the Midwest region. The “Best Bang for the Buck” ranking is Washington Monthly’s exclusive list of schools that help non-wealthy students attain marketable degrees at affordable prices. 

Washington Monthly’s “Best Bang for the Buck” rankings shine a spotlight on our commitments to affordability and to helping students achieve career success,” said Mount Union President Dick Merriman. “We’re pleased to see these commitments recognized.”

Along with being ranked in Washington Monthly, the University of Mount Union holds numerous national rankings. The University has been included in Forbes’ 2017 America’s Best Colleges ranking and The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings. Mount Union has also been featured in the Princeton Review’s Guide to 361 Green Colleges for five consecutive years and has been named a top college in the Midwest region for 26 consecutive years by U.S. News and World Report. Other citations have been garnered by College Factual, Niche, Tuition Hero, Educate to Career, STARS, Arbor Day Foundation and Sierra Club. For more information on Mount Union’s national rankings, visit

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