Washington Monthly magazine just ranked Goshen College the top bachelor’s college in Indiana for the fifth year in a row and number seven nationally in their 2021 annual college rankings, which takes into consideration civic engagement, research and social mobility.
About 250 colleges are included in the bachelor’s college rankings, defined by “institutions that award almost exclusively bachelor’s degrees.”
“The Washington Monthly rankings are further evidence for how a Goshen College education prepares students to thrive in life, leadership and service,” said Goshen College President Rebecca Stoltzfus.
Washington Monthly gave high marks to Goshen College in several areas, including ranking the college second in research, which takes into account the percentage of students who go on to earn a Ph.D.; and fifth for graduation rate.
Goshen College’s Washington Monthly rankings:
- #7 best bachelor’s college (national bachelor’s colleges)
- #2 research rank (national bachelor’s colleges)
- #5 for 8-year graduation rate (national bachelor’s colleges)
- #15 loan repayment rate performance
Goshen College was also listed as 85th 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.
The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education defines 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.”