Another University Ranking System – The Washington Monthly
Check out another university ranking system – this is for the USA only.
Below are the Washington Monthly‘s 2009 national university college rankings. We rate 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). For an explanation of each category, click here. For more information about the overall goals of the rankings, click here. To learn more about our methodology, click here.
UC Berkeley is number one on this system, and Harvard (usually number 1 on other systems) falls to 11th place. As ever, this shows the critical importance of the categories and weightings used in any ranking system. UCSD, UCLA, Stanford and Texas A&M make up places 2, 3, 4 & 5, respectively.
Full rankings here.
Roll-on the QS and THE rankings: it will be very interesting to see the strength of correlation between these two ranking systems.