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Washington Monthly Again Cites Catawba as a College That Is "Doing for the Country"

September 4, 2013

Category: Academics

Catawba CollegeWashington Monthly magazine released its 2013 College Guide and Rankings in August and Catawba College is included in that publication's baccalaureate college rankings. Catawba is one of the institutions the magazine cites as educating students for the good of the country.

Washington Monthly rates schools based on their contribution to the public good in 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). Institutions are ranked as in four categories: Liberal Arts Colleges, National Universities, Master's Universities, or Baccalaureate Colleges.

This publication's online site notes that this rankings guide asks not what colleges can do for you, but what colleges are doing for the country. "Are they educating low-income students, or just catering to the affluent? Are they improving the quality of their teaching, or ducking accountability for it? Are they trying to become more productive — and if so, why is average tuition rising faster than health care costs? Every year we lavish billions of tax dollars and other public benefits on institutions of higher learning. This guide asks: Are we getting the most for our money?"

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