Howdy, and a great big College Station “Whoop!” to my fellow Texas Aggies out there! Congratulations on appearing on Washington Monthly magazine’s college rankings at #1! (FYI: UCLA came in at #2, Cornell at #8, the Longhorns at #19, and Harvard at #27.)
Washington Monthly takes a different take on ranking colleges than many other publications, as they explain on their website:
Unlike other college guides, such as U.S. News and World Report, this guide asks not what colleges can do for you, but what colleges are doing for the country. It’s a guide for all Americans who are concerned about our institutions of higher learning. Are our colleges making good use of our tax dollars? Are they producing graduates who can keep our nation competitive in a changing world? Are they, in short, doing well by doing good? This is the guide that tells you.
More details about their approach can be read in their introductory article, “A Different Kind of College Ranking,” in which they cut the U.S. News and World Report college ranking no slack whatsoever.
I knew my fellow Aggies and I called it “God’s other college” for good reason. 🙂