The Washington Monthly rankings, released on Aug. 27, rate colleges and universities on their contributions to social mobility, research and public service.
“Unlike U.S. News & World Report, which rewards institutions for prestige, wealth, and exclusivity,” the Washington Monthly editors write, “the Monthly calls attention to colleges that serve the best interests of taxpayers and the country as a whole — including by enrolling and graduating students of modest means.”
Overall, Wagner College was ranked #83 among the 150 universities awarding master’s degrees, nationwide, who were included in the guide.
Among Wagner’s top indicators, it was ranked:
- Among the top 30% of master’s universities for encouraging its students to vote, as measured by the college’s participation in the All In Campus Democracy Challenge
- #29 for student loan repayment, a measure of the financial success of Wagner graduates
- #51 for the number of graduates who go on to earn Ph.D.s
- #66 for the number of its alumni serving in the Peace Corps, as one measure of public service
- #82 in the Pell graduation gap category, which measures the difference between the actual and predicted graduation rates for Pell Grant recipients