January 16, 2019

Rankings That Matter

How Beloit ranks on social mobility, research, and service.

For the past 13 years, Washington Monthly’s Annual College Guide and Rankings have rated four-year institutions on the extent to which they contribute to the well-
being of the country. Washington Monthly bills it as the answer to the U.S. News and World Report ranking, which they describe as relying “on crude and easily manipulated measures of wealth, exclusivity, and prestige to evaluate schools.”

Beloit continues to rise on Washington Monthly’s scale, landing this year at No. 38 overall on a list of 228 liberal arts colleges that contribute to the public good. That’s up from No. 95 out of 240 schools in 2017.

Overall Beloit lands at No. 38

Washington Monthly measures colleges in three broad areas:

  • Social Mobility: recruiting and graduating low-income students
  • Research: producing cutting-edge scholarship and Ph.D.s
  • Service: encouraging students to give something back to their country

Where Beloit Ranks in Washington Monthly’s Subcategories

Social Mobility

  • Net price: No. 30
  • Graduation rate performance: No. 31

Research

  • Students from Beloit who go on to achieve Ph.D.s: No. 43

Service

  • Peace Corps service: No. 16
  • Percentage of federal work-study funds spent on service: No. 36

Also In This Issue

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  • George H.W. Bush visits Beloit College in February 1978.

    Remembering George H.W. Bush

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  • Basic Elmos, Crawford Gates, and Alumni-Student Connections

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  • The Beloit College Powerhouse named “best overall future project” by the World Architecture Festival.

    Powerhouse Wins International Architecture Prize

    more

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