Berea College has been ranked the #1 liberal arts college in the country by Washington Monthly magazine. The Washington Monthly rankings are the only college rankings focused exclusively on institutions’ contributions to the public good.
The Washington Monthly rankings are designed to be a “very different perspective on higher education excellence than the one represented by U.S. News.” The rankings focus on three core metrics: social mobility (admitting and graduating low-income students), research and Ph.D. production, and community service.
In addition to Berea College’s #1 ranking in the liberal arts category, other AIKCU institutions recognized by Washington Monthly include: Centre College (38), Lindsey Wilson College (93), and 5 others in the top 200 in the liberal arts category; University of the Cumberlands (27) and four others in the baccalaureate college category; Union College (53) and Bellarmine University (170) in the master’s university category; and Spalding University, ranked 83 among national universities.
The full Washington Monthly rankings are available at http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/college_guide/ where you can search or sort the rankings by state.