Washington Monthly – National University Rankings
The Washington Monthly has posted its annual list of National University Rankings. Unlike the US News and World Report, this ranking system one is based on the University’s contributions to the public good in the 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).
Let’s see how the ACC teams fared:
- #11 – Georgia Tech
- #12 – UNC
- #19 – Notre Dame
- #31 – Duke
- #42 – Virginia Tech
- #44 – Syracuse
- #47 – North Carolina St.
- #60 – UVA
- #69 – Florida St.
- #81 – Pittsburgh
- #119 – Louisville
- #131 – Clemson
- #132 – Boston College
- #136 – Wake Forest
- #186 – Miami
Other notable schools:
- Cal leads all P5 schools at #3 (the top 3 schools are all part of the Cal system), followed closely by Stanford (#6), and University of Washington (#7);
- Texas A&M leads the SEC (#4), the next SEC schools? Florida (#21);
- 11 of the 15 B1G schools (including Johns Hopkins) rank in the top 100 – Michigan is tops in the B1G (#13), followed closely by Wisconsin (#17) and Ohio State (#18), Northwestern just misses the cut (#101);
- Texas (#20) and Iowa State (#45) are the only Big XII teams in the top 50.
Ahhh, helping the community / poor is nice, but what does that have to do with a general university (learning) effectiveness and ranking?
It’s just a different metric, and should not be the end-all-be-all for determining which school to attend. But for those trying to make a difficult decision as to which school to go to, this could be an interesting angle to take.
Especially think the Research Dollars is a unique twist; a lot of money to B1G schools…