Goshen College ranked #1 in Indiana and #5 nationally by Washington Monthly magazine

Washington Monthly magazine just ranked Goshen College number one in Indiana and number five nationally among Bachelor’s Colleges in their 2020 annual college rankings, which takes into consideration civic engagement, research and social mobility.

Goshen College was also listed as 13th out of nearly 400 colleges in the Midwest for “Best Bang for the Buck,” again receiving high marks for graduation rate, graduate performance and repayment rank.

About 250 colleges are included in the rankings, which includes “institutions that award almost exclusively bachelor’s degrees.”

“I’m pleased that Washington Monthly continues to recognize Goshen College’s strengths in academic excellence, affordability, serving the public good, diversity and equitable outcomes for all of our students,” said Goshen College President Rebecca Stoltzfus.

Washington Monthly gave high marks to Goshen College in several areas, including ranking the college third in research, which takes into account the percentage of students who go on to earn a Ph.D.; sixth for graduation rate and 16th for social mobility.

Goshen College’s Washington Monthly rankings:

  • #5 best bachelor’s college (national bachelor’s colleges)
  • #3 research rank (national bachelor’s colleges)
  • #6 for 8-year graduation rate (national bachelor’s colleges)
  • #13 in Midwest for “Best Bang for the Buck”
  • #16 social mobility (national bachelor’s colleges)

The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education defines a bachelor’s colleges as institutions where “bachelor’s degrees accounted for at least 10 percent of all undergraduate degrees and they awarded fewer than 50 master’s degrees.”

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

See the full rankings here.