GC in the top ten in multiple college rankings for 2020

Earlier this month, Washington Monthly magazine 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 also remained in the seventh spot this year in the U.S. News & World Report list of the “Best Regional Colleges in the Midwest,” according to their annual rankings released today.

“The continued recognition we receive reflects the strong outcomes of a Goshen College education,” Goshen College President Rebecca Stoltzfus said. “Beyond the academic excellence of our outstanding faculty and students, this recognizes our small class sizes, strong retention and graduation rates and low debt when compared to our peer schools. There is a lot for us to be proud of.”

Washington Monthly

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)

U.S. News & World Report

On the U.S. News & World Report ranking, Goshen College also remained at number five on the list of “Best Value Schools” among Midwest regional colleges, and is the top college on that list from Indiana. GC is ranked highly in this group for the least amount of debt for graduates.

Also in the list of the top ten schools with the best undergraduate teaching, Goshen is eighth among the colleges and universities in the Midwest cited most often by college presidents, provosts and admissions deans who were asked to identify schools with a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching.

Additionally, in the Midwest, Goshen College ranked 11th for freshman retention rate, 15th for campus ethnic diversity, and 18th for social mobility, a measurement of how well schools graduate students who receive federal Pell Grants, which are typically awarded to students whose family incomes are less than $50,000 annually. All three rankings place Goshen second in Indiana.

Goshen College’s rankings among Midwest Regional Colleges:

#7 Overall
#5 “Best Value Schools”
#8 “Best Undergraduate Teaching”
#11 “Freshman Retention Rate”
#15 “Campus Ethnic Diversity”
#18 “Top Performers for Social Mobility”
#21 “Least Student Debt Load at Graduation”

Goshen College’s rankings among all colleges & universities nationwide:

#55 “Most Students Studying Abroad

See a full list of Goshen College rankings at goshen.edu/rankings.