Hamline University has been ranked twentieth in the nation and is one of two Minnesota universities in its category in Washington Monthly’s 2012 College Rankings, which highlights institutions that value service to the community.
According to Washington Monthly, colleges and universities are evaluated on their contribution to the public good in three broad categories: research (producing cutting-edge scholarship and PhDs); social mobility (recruiting and graduating low-income students); and service (encouraging students to give something back to their country). Hamline ranked first in Minnesota and twentieth nationwide in its category of “Top Master’s Universities.”
Other Minnesota schools that made the rankings lists in other categories included: Carleton College (#4), Macalester College (#8), St. Olaf College (#42), College of St. Benedict (#81), Gustavus Adolphus College (#83), St. John’s University (#100), University of Minnesota-Morris (#105) and Concordia College (#162) in the category of “Top Liberal Arts Colleges,” and University of Minnesota-Twin Cities (#28), University of St. Thomas (#205), and St. Mary’s University (#270) in the “Top National Universities” category.
For a complete list of rankings and an explanation of the methodology behind them, visit the Washington Monthly website.