The Washington Monthly Selects TLU as a Top Ten School in Their 2013 Baccalaureate College Rankings

TLU is a top ten school in The Washington Monthly’s 2013 Baccalaureate College Rankings. Nationally ranked No. 9 out of 350 baccalaureate colleges, TLU was selected based on the university’s contribution to the public good in three broad categories: social mobility, research and service. These areas include recruiting and graduating low-income students, encouraging students to give something back to their country and producing cutting-edge scholarships and PhDs.

According to The Washington Monthly’s ranking system, the social mobility category also examines the percentage of students receiving Pell Grants, predicted rate of graduation and the actual rate of graduation. These areas are measured against the net price of attending TLU, which reflects the average price that first-time, full-time students who receive financial aid pay for college after subtracting need-based financial aid. The cost-adjusted graduation measure—the difference between the actual and predicted graduation rates—was also taken into account, as well how TLU generates social mobility.

The research category is evaluated on the number of dollars (in millions) in total research expenditures and the university’s ranking in the number of bachelor’s recipients who go on to receive PhDs, relative to school size.

The service component ranks TLU by the number of alumni who go on to serve in the Peace Corps, relative to school size, the percentage of students who serve in ROTC, the percentage of funds in federal work-study money that goes to community service, the number of students participating in community service and the total number of service hours performed, both relative to school size. The rankings also show TLU’s rank on a combined measure of the number of staff supporting community service, relative to the total number of staff; the number of academic courses that incorporate service, relative to school size; and whether the institution provides scholarships for community service.

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