Wagner College ranked among the Top 15% of universities granting master's degrees in the U.S. this year in the Washington Monthly magazine's annual College Guide and Rankings issue — improving from last year's debut placement in the Top 20% of master's universities.
The Washington Monthly rankings try to quantify the public good being done by America's college and universities, according to the magazine. The magazine rates schools based on three broad categories: Social Mobility (recruiting and graduating low-income students), Research (producing cutting-edge scholarship and PhDs), and Service (encouraging students to give something back to their country).
Wagner's strong overall ranking is based, in large part, on two quantitative measures of its commitment to community service. Out of 682 master's universities nationwide:
- We rank #18 this year for the number of students participating in community service and a total number of service hours performed, relative to school size, and
- We rank #7 for the number of staff supporting community service, relative to the total number of staff; the number of academic courses that incorporate service, relative to school size; and whether the institution provides scholarships for community service.