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Wagner College was named as a “Best Bang for the Buck” college in the northeastern U.S. in the latest Washington Monthly College Guide rankings, published in the magazine’s September/October issue. Washington Monthly editors defined “best bang” colleges as “schools that help non-wealthy students attain marketable degrees at affordable prices.”

Wagner was also ranked in the top half of universities granting master’s degrees in the United States by Washington Monthly.

The Washington Monthly rankings were created in 2005 in reaction against the dominant U.S. News & World Report college rankings, which were based “on measures of wealth, fame, and exclusivity,” according to Washington Monthly, “exactly the opposite of what a nation struggling to keep higher education affordable for an increasingly diverse student population actually needed.”

The Washington Monthly rankings are intended to grade schools on a completely different scale — “not on what they did for themselves, but on what they did for their country” — by quantifying the public good being done by America’s college and universities.

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