January 16, 2019

Rankings That Matter

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

Saad Ahsan’21, Garrett Moore’20, and Beth Burnson’88 chat during Beloit’s 2019 Econ Day in Chicago.

Networking at Econ Day

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Jennifer Esperanza has mentored many Beloit students, including Dan Weyl’10, who took an unconventional path in his study of anthropology.

A Two-Way Street

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Beloit’s Buccaneer Boat Club is renewing enthusiasm for recreating on the water.

Going with the Flow

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Writer and food blogger Tenaya Darlington’94 teaches writing at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia. One of her recent books is about the iconic Philly cheese shop Di Bruno Bros. House of Cheese.

How to Cure Homesickness: Try the Salami and Cheese

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