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Rankings & lists

  • Best
    Bang for the Buck among Midwest schools
    Washington Monthly
  • Greenest
    Princeton Review’s list of Green Colleges
    Princeton Review
  • Best
    Study Abroad Programs nationally
    U.S. News & World Report
  • #5
    “Best Value Schools” among regional Midwest colleges
    U.S. News & World Report
  • #7
    Top Bachelor's Colleges nationwide (1st in Indiana)
    Washington Monthly
  • #8
    Best Regional Colleges in the Midwest
    U.S. News & World Report

More Rankings

  • #11 “Top National Bachelor’s Colleges” (1st in Indiana)

  • #2 percentage of graduates who go on to earn a doctoral degree

  • #8 graduation rank

  • #31 “Best Bang for the Buck” among Midwest schools

  • #27 Social mobility

*Goshen College also earned high marks for its graduation rategraduate performance and loan repayment rates.

With very different criteria than other well-known college rankings, Washington Monthly highlights colleges whose students, faculty and alumni provide “contributions to public good.” Read the Washington Monthly ranking methodology.

Regional colleges are defined as colleges which focus on undergraduate education but grant fewer than half their degrees in liberal arts disciplines. Read the U.S. News and World Report ranking methodology.

“2022 Best Colleges in America” – Money

“Best Bang For Your Buck” among national bachelor’s colleges – Washington Monthly (2021)

#6 “Best Value Schools” among regional Midwest colleges — U.S. News & World Report

Top Colleges & Universities” – WalletHub (2018)

Great Affordable Private Colleges in the Midwest” – Great Value Colleges

Top 10% “Best Value” Nationwide – College Factual (2018)

#1 “Best College for Studying Abroad” Indiana – Intelligent.com

Top 30Affordable Colleges with the Best Study Abroad Programs” – World Scholarship Forum (2020)

#4  “Best Study Abroad Program” – bestcollegereviews.org (2021)

#5 “Top Ten Most Globally Minded Colleges” – Christian Science Monitor (2015)

#10 “Best Study Abroad Programs“ – moneyjojo.com (2021)

19 Best Places to Study Abroad” (worldwide) – WorldScholarshipForum.com (2018)

Top 50 colleges for Study Abroad Programs” – LendEDU (2021)

GC is also ranked nationally by U.S. News and World Report for Most Students Studying Abroad.

#1 College for Social Work Majors in Indiana – Zippia.com (2019)

#2 “Best RN-to-BSN Program in the Midwest” – NursingProcess.org (2022)

#2 “Best Nursing Master’s Degree Schools in Indiana” – Nursing Degree Search (2021)

#3 “Best Indiana RN-to-BSN Programs” – RegisteredNursing.org (2022)

#3 “Best Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools in Indiana” – Nursing Degree Search (2021)

#3 “Top Indiana colleges for non-traditional students” – College Factual (2021)

#5 “Best Colleges in Indiana” – BestColleges.com (2021)

#5 “Best Master’s Degrees in Indiana” – UniversityHQ

#5 “Top 10 Up and Coming Nursing Schools in the North” – Best Master of Science in Nursing Programs

# 7 “Best Liberal Arts College in Indiana” – Plexuss (2021)

#7 “Best Nurse Practitioner Program” – Intelligent.com (2021)

#7 “Best Online Colleges in Indiana” – BestColleges.com (2021)

#7 among “Best Colleges in Indiana” – CollegeConsensus.com (2021)

#8 “Best Colleges in Indiana” – Intelligent.com (2022)

# 12 “Best Online College or University in Indiana Offering Bachelor’s Degree Programs” – Plexuss (2021)

#16 “Best Social Work Degree Program” – Intelligent.com (2021)

#21 among “Top 30 Bachelor Degrees in Secondary Education Degrees” – BestEducationDegrees.com

#21 among “Best NAIA Colleges for Student-Athletes” – Next College Student Athlete (NCSA) (2021)

#33 among “Best Online Doctoral programs” – College Consensus (2021)

#41 among “Top 50 Social Work Degrees” – Social Work Degree Guide (2020)

Top 50 Nurse Practitioner Schools” –  Study.com

#3 “Top 30 Christian Universities in the U.S.” – OutstandingColleges.com

#5 “Best Christian Colleges” – College Consensus (2021)

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#7 among “Top 100 Christian Colleges & Universities” – CollegeChoice.net (2021)

Top 50 Christian Colleges” – BestAccreditedColleges.org (2021)

#14 “Top Bible Colleges” – Intelligent.com (2021)

Goshen College is listed on the Princeton Review’s list of Green Colleges

Goshen College is a Bee Campus USA for creating sustainable habitats on campus for pollinators, and an Arbor Day Foundation Tree Campus USA for meeting five standards that promote healthy trees and student involvement.

#3 “40 Best College Farms” – CollegeRanker.com (2021)

#7 “Top 25 Colleges with the Best College Farms” – Shoutabout.org

#16 “America’s Best College Farms” – Collegerank.com

#17 “Top 30 Sustainable College Run Farms” – College Values Online (2021)

GC earned a silver rating from the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System (STARS) report, which recognizes colleges and universities for their commitment to sustainable practices on campus and is one of the tools used in the Sierra Magazine rankings. The college is one of only seven colleges and universities in Indiana to have earned a STARS silver or gold rating.

#1 Safest School in Indiana – StateUniversity.com (2021)

#36 “50 Safest Small Colleges“ – CollegeChoice.net (2021)

#3 safest among Indiana colleges – Backgroundchecks.org