Wagner College was listed among the Top 75 master’s universities in the country in the Washington Monthly magazine’s 2021 college rankings, which were released Sept. 2.
Wagner College was ranked #70 of the 616 colleges and universities across the United States that grant master’s degrees — in the top 12% nationwide.
The rankings evaluate American colleges and universities “based on their contribution to the public good in three broad categories: social mobility, research, and promoting public service,” according to the magazine’s editors.
This is the 17th edition of the Washington Monthly’s college rankings for service to the public good.
“Since 2005, the Washington Monthly has ranked colleges based on what they do for the country,” the editors said. “It’s our answer to U.S News & World Report, which relies on crude and easily manipulated measures of wealth, exclusivity and prestige.”
Wagner College was also named a “Best Bang for the Buck” among northeastern U.S. colleges and universities, ranked in the top 37% of northeastern schools (#142 of 393). Washington Monthly explains that its “Best Bang” schools are “ranked according to how well they help non-wealthy students attain marketable degrees at affordable prices.”