MacMurray ranked No. 8 nationally by Washington Monthly

October 4, 2019 | 3:25 PM

MacMurray College is ranked the No. 8 best Bachelor’s College in the nation and the No. 2 Best Bang for the Buck College in the Midwest in Washington Monthly’s 2019 College Guide and Rankings.

The ranking places MacMurray as the top Bachelor’s College in Illinois, which includes “institutions that award almost exclusively bachelor’s degrees.”

Washington Monthly ranks four-year schools (national universities, liberal arts colleges, baccalaureate colleges, and master’s universities) based on their contribution to the public good in three broad categories: social mobility, research and providing opportunities for public service.

“These rankings are a reflection of all the good work faculty, staff and students are accomplishing here at MacMurray College,” President Beverly Rodgers said. “It’s especially gratifying when you take into account the methodology of the rankings that value social mobility, a transformative education and serving the community, all of which consistently align with the mission of MacMurray College.” 

The magazine also ranks America’s Affordable Elite Colleges, the Best Colleges for Adult Learners and the Best Bang for the Buck colleges where MacMurray was ranked No. 2 in the Midwest and No. 1 in Illinois. 

The Best Bang for the Buck Colleges are awarded to schools where students of modest means get the most for their money. Washington Monthly author Robert Kelchen wrote, “This is our eighth year of producing a ranking of ‘best bang for the buck’ colleges, which is laser focused on showing which colleges do a good job promoting social mobility—and which don’t.”

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